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Liteblok™

Liteblok is the ultimate green building block. It is precision molded, interlocking, mortarless and requires little skill to lay. Other significant features of Liteblok include the following:

  • Cost effective: speed and ease of construction mean significant cost savings
  • Healthy and environmentally friendly: manufactured with no toxins or VOCs and less energy than competing wall systems
  • Insulating: air pockets provide superior sound and thermal insulation
  • Lightweight: reduces foundation requirements and freight
  • Long lasting and sustainable with little maintenance required
  • Simple to use: stack without mortar, are self-aligning, take regular nails, and can be cut with a hand saw. Electrical wiring and plumbing can be run vertically through available holes or horizontally after chasing the wall
  • Strong: resistant to high winds and seismic activity
  • Vermin, mold, and termite resistant
  • Versatile: double walls, ledges, and molded-in-place fixtures are easy

Liteblok is made with cellular lightweight concrete. A non-toxic chemical foam (see photo) is introduced into regular concrete leaving a multitude of air pockets within the mixture. This wet mixture is poured into block molds and allowed to cure. No heat is employed during the manufacturing process. The molds are disassembled revealing lightweight blocks comprised of sand and cement filled with non-interconnected air pockets. The patented interlocking design and the cellular lightweight concrete used in the manufacture of Liteblok are entirely unique. During construction, reinforced steel (rebar) and grout are introduced into some of the holes within the blocks to form columns. It is these columns that provide the support for the structure. The structure essentially represents a basic column and beam system with the columns and beams being made out of materials that structural engineers are already familiar with. The mortarless design creates gaps between blocks which act as expansion joints eliminating the need for such. Although Liteblok™ walls are structural, the blocks themselves are not structural elements. Liteblok™ is a form that contains the structure.

There are four block sizes available: the standard five inch thick Liteblok™, the five inch thick double high Liteblok™ Tall, the eight inch thick Liteblok™ Grande and the new Liteblok™ Jumbo. We also offer two standard densities of the Liteblok form. Liteblok 38 is lightweight and has very good insulating properties. This form is intended for those applications requiring thermal insulation or a low density. Our Liteblok 69 is a heavier block and is targeted at applications where abrasion resistance is important and thermal insulation and light weight are less of a priority. Besides our standard Liteblok versions, it is also possible for us to provide custom solutions including different surface textures, densities, colors, and sizes. Applicable Standards for Liteblok and Liteblok Construction provides a listing of many of the codes and standards that apply to Liteblok construction within the US. Learn more about Liteblok applications and benefits by visiting our Solutions page.

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Liteblok 38

This form is intended for home construction and other applications where light weight and thermal insulation are important.

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Liteblok 69

This is a heavier form that is best suited to applications such as landscaping where abrasion resistance is important and thermal resistance is not a concern.

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