Tascosa Brick in Amarillo offers customers high-quality concrete masonry products, which can be used in many different ways, from supporting foundations to strengthening walls. These concrete blocks are meant to last for years and will still retain the same strength as the day they were installed. We also offer pavers for your next indoor or outdoor masonry project.
About concrete masonry products
Concrete masonry products can be made with hollow centers to help reduce weight while also helping to improve insulation. The use of concrete blocks allows building structures to be built in the traditional style with layers. This type of block is one of the world’s most durable, economical, and functional options for a variety of building projects. These products are available in an assortment of shapes, colors, and textures.
Are concrete masonry products durable?
Concrete blocks are non-combustible, as well as resistant to flying projectiles, like debris from natural disasters. For extra reinforcement, rebar can be built into the blocks to help strengthen walls or foundation in any building.
These masonry products have an amazing lifespan, if made and installed properly. Many builders use concrete masonry products because of the longevity of the blocks and how durable they are compared to wood and other building materials.
Does concrete masonry require maintenance?
Concrete blocks typically will not require upkeep, such as painting, and can provide a structure with a reduced life cycle cost.
Is concrete masonry expensive?
The costs savings from using concrete masonry products can be seen before and after their installation. The variety of different finishes, textures, and colors eliminates the need for additional wall colors.
Paver colors and types
There are a variety of color options available for pavers such as Antique Red, Antique Brown, Austin Stone Blend, Cast Stone, Buff, and Dark Green. Other colors include Charcoal, Moss Green, Antique Terra Cotta, Light and Dark Brown, Oaks Blend, River Red, Old Town Blend, Terra Cotta, Tan, and Pewter. For paving material, concrete pavers and clay fired pavers are available. Concrete pavers will have a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. For clay fired pavers, available colors are terra cotta, iron spot, and red flashed.
Certain types of pavers will be better suited for specific masonry projects. Paving stones are a good choice for outdoor applications including walkways, patios, and sunroom floors. Retaining walls can be used to build a flower bed or planter while edgers can add borders around walkways, trees, and more. There are also a variety of patio stones with different sizes, shapes, and patterns, which can be used for outdoor patios or walkways.
Should pavers be mortared into place?
To install concrete pavers, no mortar is necessary. Coarse granular sand is the recommended binding material.
What is the white residue that appears on pavers?
The white residue, called efflorescence, is a condition that appears on the tops of some pavers. Efflorescence wears off in about two to three months naturally. However, this residue can be removed sooner with proper cleaning materials.
Can concrete pavers be placed over an existing concrete patio?
Yes, concrete pavers can be placed over an existing patio. In fact, the existing patio will be a good base, if it is in good condition. An edge restraint will still be needed to keep pavers from spreading.
Can you stain a concrete paver?
Concrete pavers are more dense than regular poured concrete. If a spill is cleaned soon after it happens, it is less likely to permanently stain.
Looking for a concrete masonry and paver supplier in Amarillo?
Tascosa Brick in Amarillo offers everything you need for your indoor and outdoor masonry projects. Some manufacturers we use for concrete masonry products include LaFarge, Pavestone, and Belgard. Our manufacturers for clay fired pavers include Kinney Brick, Kansas Brick and Tile, Summit Brick, Robinson Brick, Glen-Gery Brick, Belden Brick, and Endicott.
For more information about our products, give us a call today at (806) 374-1481 or Contact Us
by email. You can even visit us in person at 311 N. Tyler St. in Amarillo, Texas. We look forward to making your landscape project to your satisfaction.