Today CalStar Products unveiled a new Thru-Wall unit which combines the structural properties of standard concrete masonry unit with the look of a traditional brick wall. The units are half as tall as standard concrete blocks but still strong enough to do the job of a brick.Â Plus, the Thru-Wall unit is made with 40% post-industrial recycled material, fly ash, and comes in several different colors.
Thru-Wall is made with 40% post-industrial recycled content as the binder, which doesn’t require energy-hogging kiln firing or the use of Portland cement.
CalStar Products makes the new blocks in sizes of 8″ x 4″ x 16″ and 12″ x 4″ x 16″. Dual-faced units can be shown with a 16″ appearance or filled with mortar to look like an 8″ brick.
They’re available in eight solid colors in stretcher, knockout bond beam, and corner, sash, and splittable units. Thru-Wall units comply with ASTM C 90, which is a standard for load-bearing concrete masonry units.
The new Thru-Wall units are priced competitively with other masonry products on the market and can be purchased through independent distributors throughout North America.
Credit: CalStar Products.