Concrete masonry unit(redirected from Concrete perpend)
Concrete masonry unit
Precast concrete block used to build walls. It has hollow cores that can be filled with concrete onsite for additional reinforcement. The use of stronger, more lightweight types of concrete such as autoclaved aerated concrete is popular in the manufacture of these units.
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concrete masonry unit
A block or brick cast of portland cement and suitable aggregate, with or without admixtures, and intended for laying up with other units as in normal stone masonry construction. Also see A-block, breeze block, cinder block, concrete block, concrete brick, etc.
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