Houston, Texas (PRWEB) June 14, 2013
Cresco Concrete Products, LLC announces the introduction of the new Liteblok™ Jumbo. Liteblok™ is a precision molded, interlocking, mortarless building block allowing for the rapid construction of inexpensive walls. Liteblok™ is made from lightweight cellular concrete and is composed of sand, cement and a network of tiny, discrete air pockets. Liteblok™ is a form; the holes within the blocks enclose a structure of steel reinforced concrete columns and beams.
The 5” thick, 10” tall by 20” wide (nominal dimensions) Jumbo joins three existing block sizes: Standard (5” thick by 5” tall by 10”wide), Tall (5” thick by 10” tall by 10” wide) and Grande (8” thick by 8” tall by 16” wide).
All blocks offer the following features:
Liteblok™ is a green building material offering numerous LEED® credit opportunities. The green characteristics of Liteblok™ include the following:
Its light weight and interlocking dry stacked design means you can build a wall rapidly with unskilled workers. According to Peter Thompson, Cresco’s Technical Advisor, “With a built wall cost under $5 per square foot, the Liteblok™ Jumbo represents the most compelling wall system on the market today.” The low maintenance needs of Liteblok™ combined with the cost advantages of the new Jumbo size make it particularly well suited to the construction of low income housing.
Two standard densities are offered for Liteblok™. The Liteblok™ 38 form is lighter with outstanding acoustical and thermal insulating properties. This form is best for those applications requiring excellent thermal insulation or a low density. Liteblok™ 69 is a harder heavier form and is best for applications where abrasion resistance is important and thermal insulation and light weight are less of a concern.
Liteblok™ applications include the following:
Wall finished include textured paint, stucco, veneer, siding and brick.
Cresco Concrete Products, LLC manufactures its products from its facility in Houston, Texas and ships nationwide. The company’s products include Litecast™ and Premocrete™ precast concrete fencing, lightweight pier and wall caps, lightweight air conditioner pads, stucco and fastening systems. Cresco also offers cast stone products including accent blocks, address blocks, balustrades, bollards, columns, crown molding, entry ways, fireplaces, keystones, mantels, planters, pool coping, signs, window surrounds and windowsills.
Additional information about Cresco’s products can be obtained by contacting the company or visiting its website at http://www.CrescoConcrete.com.