Greensburg Concrete Block

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Quality and Quantity Service Since 1938

SOUTH MAIN STREET-GREENSBURG

M-F--7am to 4pm      Sat--Closed Till Spring

                                                 

             

Serving-Westmoreland, Fayette, Allegheny, and Washington

                       TIPS AND TRICKS OF THE TRADE

YARD OF CONCRETE     1-2-3 MIX

           6 BAGS PORTLAND

           1200 LB SAND

           1800 LB GRAVEL

FILLING BLOCK CORES

            8" REG             .93 YDS PER 100 BLOCK

            8" REINF       1.10 YDS PER 100 BLOCK

          10" REG          1.29 YDS PER 100 BLOCK

          12" REG          1.64 YDS PER 100 BLOCK

          12" REINF       2.00 YDS PER 100 BLOCK

          16" REINF       2.70 YDS PER 100 BLOCK

CALCULATING SAND & MORTAR

          1 PART MASONRY TO  2- 2 1/2 PARTS SAND

          1 BAG MORTAR LAYS 40 BLOCK (AVG)

          7 BAGS = 1 TON SAND

MIXING FIRE CLAY

          3 PARTS SAND

          2 PARTS FIRE CLAY

          1 PART PORTLAND

HIGH TEMPERATURE MORTAR

          3 PARTS WHITE SAND

          1 PART  PORTLAND

          1 PART  FIRECLAY

          1 PART  LIME