San Diego Block Wall
A hollow-core block wall is common to see. They are all over San Diego County, which means that the performance of a poorly-built wall (the one NOT built by us) could be all over the county too. A structure that is built on San Diego soil may harmlessly settle for 20 years before it becomes a problem. Regrettably, many homeowners are not aware of this settling until they realize one day that their wall has shifted so much that its foundation is no longer square to its support posts and no longer plumb. The only possible solution is to install new footing and foundation supports for the entire structure when this happens.
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A block wall built by San Diego Concrete Company lets you avoid this painful expense. Because our block walls don’t settle, you won’t ever have to worry about their being off square or plumb. The height of a properly-built San Diego Concrete Company wall will remain the same for the life of your structure.
Because they are hollow, there is no wasted space inside our hollow-core blocks. Our masonry units can be stacked closer together on-center than any other type of masonry unit. This increases the wall’s strength and stability while reducing its overall height. The end result is a lower foundation system that saves money, improves your home’s energy efficiency, and often makes it easier to remodel basements or add additional square footage.
Our CMU blocks, foundation, mortar joints, and reinforcement are used with the utmost attention to detail. Every mortar joint is hand-troweled, our quality control staff inspects every block before it leaves our facility, and every CMU wall gets two coats of paint after installation. Because we don’t allow any subcontractors on our job sites, you’ll be sure that the workmanship of your masonry work will be superb.
Our CMU walls are not only strong and durable, but they’re also incredibly energy-efficient. These hollow blocks have an R-value of 14.2 per inch, comparable to the insulation value of 4 inches of fiberglass! This means that your house will be cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, all while reducing your energy bills.
Many homeowners are surprised to learn that the cost of a CMU wall built by San Diego Concrete Company is often lower than systems constructed from other, less durable products. This is because our blocks are often hollow inside, which means there’s no wasted space in your wall. It also means that our installation crews can build your wall faster and fit more masonry units onto a truck.
Our CMU blocks are made of the highest quality materials, which means they’ll last longer than other types of concrete or masonry units. They also meet all ASTM standards, unlike many of our competitors’ products. Our hollow-core masonry units don’t rely on the structural integrity of their solid cores, which means that they can be stacked closer together. This saves time during installation and also reduces the amount of concrete needed for your project.
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When you call San Diego Concrete Company for a new block wall, you get many design options. Whether you need the wall for privacy, security, or to protect your lawn from expanding tree roots, we can build a block wall that meets your needs and the specific design of your home.
Our hollow-core concrete blocks are available in any color you desire. You can mix and match colors for an artistic look or choose matching concrete block colors to maintain continuity between different parts of your yard.
Our hollow-core masonry units are ASTM C55 approved and meet all the American Concrete Institute requirements for strength and durability. Our concrete is also tested by the California State Water Quality Control Board for its ability to withstand corrosive conditions. Our concrete is rated Class I under the ACI 318-05 standard for concrete masonry units (CMUs) strength.