Bashaw concrete manufactures two sizes of concrete blocks. Basic large blocks are 2.5 ft x 2.5 ft x5 ft and weigh approximately 4200 lbs. Basic small blocks are 20 inch x 20 inch x 40 inch and weigh approximately 1200 lbs.
How Much Does a Concrete Block Weigh?
Concrete blocks are a popular building material used in both commercial and residential construction projects. As an important part of the construction process, it is important to know how much a concrete block weighs. This will help you to calculate how many blocks you will need for your project and also help you to estimate freight costs if you are purchasing blocks in bulk.
The weight of a concrete block depends on the type of block, the size of the block, and the density of the concrete mix used to make the block. Generally, concrete blocks can range anywhere from 15 to 25 pounds per square foot. Smaller blocks, such as 4 inch by 8 inch blocks, typically weigh between 16 and 20 pounds. Larger blocks, such as 8 inch by 8 inch blocks, typically weigh between 24 and 28 pounds.
In addition to the size and type of block, the weight of a concrete block is also affected by the density of the concrete mix used to make the block. A higher density concrete mix will result in a heavier block. Generally, a higher density concrete mix will have a lower water-to-cement ratio, meaning that the mix contains more cement than water. This higher cement content will increase the weight of the block.
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