The building will be split-face block
on a reinforced concrete pad and footings.
Decorative concrete block products, such as split-face block
(which has the appearance of cut stone), will post above-average gains, as will concrete pavers, which are available in a wide range of colors and patterns, and are growing in popularity in landscaping uses.
Masonry and block producers have recently developed a cast wall system that integrates with tilt-up wall panels to produce the look of split-face block
but with the ease and efficiency of tilt-up.
This facility was constructed with stained concrete block accented by split-face block
bands around the building.
It was heavily reinforced and had a sizable foundation," Ford explained, adding that the new Shop-Rite has a split-face block
facade that gives the store more of an open feel.