The hollow block is also known as a hollow cement block or hollow concrete block or concrete masonry unit, that can be used to construct both interior and exterior walls. Because of its large dimensions, the hollow concrete block saves time while constructing walls. The Hollow Block plays an essential role in the construction sector because of its load-carrying capacity.
To link the masonry corners, concrete stretcher blocks are employed.
Stretcher blocks are concrete hollow blocks that are commonly used in construction.
They’re placed with their length parallel to the wall’s face.
At the ends or corners of masonry, corner blocks are employed. The ends, which might be window or door openings, are placed so that their plane end is visible from the outside and the other end is locked with the stretcher block.
Double corner block is another name for pillar block. When two ends of a corner are visible, these are usually used. These blocks are commonly used for piers and pillars.
When there is an intricate window opening in the wall, jamb blocks are employed.
Stretcher and corner blocks are attached to them. Jamb blocks are very important for providing space for the window casing parts when installing double hung windows.
Concrete partition blocks are commonly used to construct partition walls.
Partition blocks are taller than they are wide. In the case of partition blocks, the hollow part is divided into two to three components.
The purpose of a lintel block or beam block is to provide a beam or lintel beam.
Lintel beams are typically installed on the upper portion of doors and windows to support the load from above. As illustrated in the illustration, concrete lintel blocks have a deep groove running the length of the block. After the blocks are in place, the groove is filled with concrete and reinforced.
Bullnose blocks are comparable to corner blocks. Their functions are similar, however bullnose bricks are favored when we desire rounded edges at corners.
Concrete Hollow Blocks are classified into three categories.