Concrete Block is Energy Efficient and Quiet


Unlike light-frame construction materials, concrete block offers a high degree of thermal mass - up to twice that of poured concrete - helping to stabilize interior heating and cooling, in turn lowering energy costs and providing a more comfortable indoor living area.  Block masonry walls can be easily insulated with a variety of products ranging from rigid board to loose fill insulation.  Insulation can be placed on the interior or exterior surfaces of the block to provide a continuous plane of thermal resistance, without heat loss through thermal bridges.  And block's sound-insulation qualities help keep your home quiet over a wide range of sound frequencies, minimizing intrusive outdoor noise pollution.