How Much Does A Cinder Block Weigh
How much does a cinder block weigh?
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The concrete commonly used to make cinder blocks is a mixture of Portland cement powder, water, sand and gravel. It is a light gray block with smooth surface structure and high compressive strength. A typical cinder block weighs 3,843 pounds (17,219.5 kg). In general, concrete mixes used for blocks have a higher sand content and a lower percentage of gravel and water than concrete mixes. This results in a very dry, hard compound that is formed when the block is removed from the mold.
When granulated coal or volcanic ash is used instead of sand and gravel, the resulting block is often called a cement block. This results in darker gray blocks with medium texture, good strength, good sound properties and higher thermal insulation values than concrete blocks. A typical cinder block weighs 2,633 pounds (11,815.0 kg).