Split Face Block

  • Highly durable product 
  • May be integrally colored 
  • May include water repellant admixtures for moisture management 
  • Available in multiple shapes and sizes 
  • Manufactured locally 
  • Ask about ability to add pre-consumer recycled content

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About Split Face Block

Echelon Split Face Block standard concrete masonry units (CMUs) are integrally colored pre-finished architectural concrete blocks with a beautiful, rough-hewn texture on one or more faces. Our split face CMUs are molded with two concrete units attached face to face. The units are cured and then mechanically split apart, leaving the split face with a rough texture, similar to natural stone. The face splitting process reveals the aggregates used in the block, so different aggregates will give different appearances and no two split face block units are exactly alike. We offer standard split face block and double-sided split face block to meet multiple architectural masonry needs.

 

*Split Face Block is not available in Minnesota.

Continuing Education

Lunch and Learn

Concrete Masonry Walls for Mold and Moisture Prevention (LU/HSW)

CEU Credits: 1 LU | HSW

Protecting the building’s envelope from water penetration is critical to the architect and design team. This program addresses the specific detail measures that can contribute to a successfully designed building which will help prevent water penetration.

After completing this course, attendees will be able to: 
Identify successful methods in detailing masonry so that moisture and mold are minimized in building design. 
Describe sustainable efforts to eradicate mold and moisture in building design. 
Explain what mold is, and how it develops in buildings.
Discuss and diagnose with architects the moisture problems that have occurred in their projects.
 
This course is applicable to all masonry product lines.
 
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Lunch and Learn

Modern Masonry: Fire Protection and Enhanced Performance

CEU Credits: 1 LU | HSW

The recent string of large construction fires across the US has cost billions of dollars in damages to job sites and nearby structures. In this course, learn the root cause of these blazes and how sound design, paired with the use of masonry, can offer fire resistance both during the construction phase and over the life of the building. 

After completing this course, attendees will be able to: 
Discuss the factors involved in the recent rash of construction fires around the nation.
Explain masonry’s ability to resist fires and assure safe buildings both during the construction phase and after completion.
Identify the ways in which masonry can resist moisture intrusion and protect buildings from moisture damage over the life of the building.
Describe three masonry systems that have been upgraded to meet codes, resist fires, and boost building performance and energy efficiency. ​
 
This course is applicable to all masonry product lines.
 
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Lunch and Learn

Controlling Moisture in Masonry (LU)

 
 
CEU Credits: 1 LU | HSW

Moisture intrusion is a leading cause of structural damage across all building types, and a leading threat to occupant health and wellbeing.

This presentation will cover masonry solutions that deliver superior moisture control and an environmentally sound structure. We will cover proper flashing and masonry installation strategies, discuss water repellant admixture advances for both block and mortars, and review the advantages of complete masonry systems to mitigate water penetration and provide backup moisture management.

After completing this course, attendees will be able to: 
Discuss flashing and other proper masonry installation strategies to manage moisture in a masonry wall. 
Explain the advantages of complete masonry systems that mitigate water penetration and provide backup moisture management. 
Describe water repellent admixture advances and uses in concrete block and mortar that help control moisture and meet green building codes. 
Specify a masonry solution that delivers superior moisture control and an environmentally sound structure.
 
This course is applicable to all masonry product lines.
 
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Performance Upgrade Options

Architectural performance upgrade options are available for Echelon split face masonry blocks. Learn more about our over-sized and polished concrete masonry upgrades.