Q & A

How many bags of mortar does it take to lay 100 Block?

It takes three bags of mortar to lay 100 Block for Type N, Type S and Type M.

How many Block can be laid with one bag of redi-mix mortar?

You can lay ten block with one bag of redi-mix mortar.

What size precast concrete steps do you carry?

We carry 3’, 3.5’, 4’, 5’, and 6’ wide steps.  All of these sizes come in 7” heights.   The 3’ wide step also comes in a 6” and 8” height.

Do you sell glass block windows?

We sell glass block windows for just about any size opening.  But, we do not install glass block windows.

How many yards of concrete will it take to do my driveway?

One cubic yard of concrete will place 81 square feet of surface if poured four inches thick.  Most driveways, sidewalks, garage floors and basement floors are poured four inches thick.

How do I help cure and protect my new concrete driveway?

Placing burlap and misting with water is an inexpensive way of curing concrete.  We sell a variety of curing compounds and sealers to protect new concrete which can be sprayed or rolled on.

What do I use to fill the cracks in my driveway?

We sell premixed crack filler that is easy to use.  But, you must first fill the crack with sand or backer rod until you achieve a depth of about ½ of an inch.  The crack filler is then placed on top of the sand or backer rod.   Using a self leveling polyurethane sealant in place of the crack filler is more durable, although it is a bit more expensive.

How many courses of block does it take to build a 16 feet high wall?

Most blocks are nominal eight inches high. So, if you use the factor of 1.5, you will find the amount of courses.  In the case of a 16 feet high wall, multiply 1.5 x 16 = 24.  It takes 24 courses to achieve 16 feet.

How many blocks do I need for a 100 feet long wall?

Again, most blocks are sixteen inches long. Thus, if you use a factor of .75, you will find how many block to use in one course.  For a 100 feet long wall, you would multiply 100 x .75 = 75.  It takes 75 blocks to make a wall 100 feet.

If my wall was 225 square feet how many blocks would it take to build the wall?

The factor to figure out square feet is 1.125.  Therefore, multiply 225 x 1.125 = 253.  It would take 253 blocks to build a 225 square feet wall.

How many shovels of sand and stone do I need to make a yard of concrete?

Approximately 144 round nose shovels make a yard of concrete.  Please note that it is recommended that you use a 60/40 mix.  This means 60% of the shovels should be stone and 40% should be sand.  The amount of bags of cement used determines the strength of the mix.  Example: 5 ½ bags of cement per yard of aggregate is typically used for garage floors and will reach approximately 3500psi.