Why Concrete Masonry? Let’s Make a List.
Economical. Energy-efficient. Safe. Durable. LEED certification. Environmentally friendly. Insurance discounts. Low maintenance. No lag time on construction. Attractive design. Flexible use.
The many reasons for building with CMUs benefit builders, residents, engineers and investors. Concrete masonry buildings withstand the harshest conditions, offering excellent resistance to fire, mold, termites, rot and extreme storms.
Not only does concrete block protect what’s inside the building – it protects what’s outside it as well. Concrete masonry is environmentally friendly, lessening stress on landfills, HVAC systems and excavation sites.
For these reasons and more, it’s not difficult to see why building with concrete masonry makes sense. Maybe the question should be, “Why not concrete masonry?”