With more than 600 standard color options and hundreds of style choices, concrete masonry units (CMUs) provide virtually unlimited design possibilities. Matched with outstanding performance and easy maintenance, Echelon Masonry helps you create gorgeous structures that will stand strong for years to come.
The strength of concrete matched with the design versatility of stunning architectural choices make CMUs the premium choice for strong, beautiful buildings.
Building with concrete masonry units (CMUs) ensures versatility and durability. Rely on Echelon Masonry for a virtually maintenance-free structure that lasts a lifetime, minimizes overall lifecycle costs and can increase occupant safety.
Masonry resists fire, wind, mold, pests, vandalism and water damage—adding to the long-term value of the structure through decreased maintenance costs, structural integrity and favorable insurance policy premiums.
Specifying concrete masonry units (CMUs) for commercial buildings can help keep fires contained and prevent total structural loss. That’s because masonry can withstand extremely high temperatures, which helps keep buildings resilient and occupants safe.
Masonry resists flames longer than other building materials. That matters because fire is a real issue in commercial construction. Ask yourself, does your structure stand up to the heat? If it’s built with anything but CMUs, your building may be at risk for increased damage, flame spread or total loss.
In 2015 in the U.S., there were more than half a million structure fires resulting in $10.3B in property damage.***
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Concrete masonry units hold the highest flame spread classification, a Class A. As a result, masonry naturally withstands high temperatures, contains fires and meets codes without additional treatments or measures.†
Most wood materials hold the lowest flame spread classification, a Class C. Therefore, additional safety measures and chemical treatments are mandatory to ensure wood is up to code and safe for commercial buildings.‡