Hollow core concrete blocks have been used in both residential and commercial construction for over a century. You can find them in major commercial designs, retail developments, churches, school campuses, collegiate and professional athletic facilities, government projects, and residential applications throughout the southwest.
Concrete Masonry is a superior choice as a building material for numerous reasons:
All of Dolese's blocks meet or exceed National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) standards for strength. We also supply fire rated blocks.
Dolese's Block Plant sells precast parking curbs and splash guard blocks. We also stock trimming accessories for manufactured homes such as vents and access doors.
Dolese services the entire state of Oklahoma from our state-of-the-art block manufacturing facility at I-240 and South Sunnylane Road in Oklahoma City. The Block Plant is open to the public. Stop by to view attractive sample displays, obtain more information about our products and their proper installation, and visit with one of our knowledgeable sales representatives about your project. You can also call our Block Plant at (405) 670-9626.
They're a favorite building material of architects and structural engineers for a number of important properties.
The primary structural property is compressive strength. In many cases, steel reinforced CMU construction may provide the most economical way to meet certain requirements of building codes or the specialized needs of a client.
Utilizing concrete blocks in any building design can significantly increase its fire code rating. The fire rating of concrete blocks vary by unit type, and we can provide blocks with two-hour or four-hour fire rating if needed.
CMU walls are easily insulated with a variety of products. Insulation can be placed on the inside, outside, or in the ungrouted cores of hollow units. Designs that utilize thermal mass can take advantage of CMUs to provide consistent temperatures for comfortable spaces.
Concrete blocks are also an effective noise control material. Exterior walls reflect outdoor sounds away while interior walls help to block sound between rooms.
All Dolese Bros. Co. structural block products meet the requirements of ASTM-C90.
Once thought of as a very utilitarian, strictly gray building material, Concrete Masonry Units (CMUs) are now available in a wide array of colors, textures and finishes that architects utilize to produce attractive and durable designs.
The addition of iron oxide pigments to CMUs produce countless pleasing "earth tones" that are popular color choices for new building constructions. Two or even three colors can be blended to make very attractive combinations, and white cement can be used to make gorgeous pastels.
Split Face Concrete Masonry Units are a special class of decorative block that feature a rough, stone-like texture created by splitting the blocks during production. Two blocks are molded as one large unit, and a guillotine-like knife splits the units apart and exposes the interior aggregates. Smooth finishes are also available.
Since our blocks are manufactured to the standards of ASTM-C90, structural walls can be constructed with attractive low-maintenance finishes.
A slight twist on standard CMU construction, Swythe-Brik utilizes colored concrete blocks that are half the height of normal blocks and give the appearance of brick.
Available in a range of color blends, Swythe-Brik combines the advantages of single wythe masonry construction with the traditional, handsome brick look that is so popular in Oklahoma. This increases the speed of construction and can be a real cost-saver when compared to traditional methods.
Commercial buildings are an obvious choice for the use of this versatile product, as well as walls surrounding a property or housing addition. The look of double-wythe brick wall can be attained with construction of just one wall - at less than half the cost!
Swythe Brik is manufactured with special color blending technology, giving it the irregular - yet beautiful - look of traditional clay brick. The following blends, reminiscent of the colors and textures of Oklahoma towns, are available: