Standard and Lightweight Block

Standard concrete units are primarily used for exterior loadbearing and foundation walls. Lightweight Concrete Block units are used for interior use, particularly because of its higher fire rating and sound absorbing properties. These concrete blocks come in four sizes and six styles, including Ashlar, Frog, Return Corner and Single Bullnose.

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Recommended Application:

Residential
Commercial
Product PropertyCSAASTMTypical Brampton Brick Range
Compressive Strength (STD-min)> 15 MPa> 2000 psi18-22 MPa
Absorption (STD-max)< 175 kg/m³< 13 Ib/ft³155.5 - 164.4 kg/m³
Density (STD-min)> 2000 kg/m³> 125 Ib/ft³2049 - 2064 kg/m³
Compressive Strength (L/W-min)> 15 MPa> 2000 psi18-22 MPa
Absorption (L/W-max)< 175 kg/m³< 15 Ib/ft³190 - 198 kg/m³
Density (L/W-min)> 1700 - 1800 kg/m³> 125 Ib/ft³1750 - 1850 kg/m³
Based on CSA A165.1 and ASTM C90; Water repellent units available upon request. (STD = Standard Weight, L/W = Lightweight)