Model # 30161345

Internet #100350252

Store SKU #938076

Oldcastle 16 in. x 8 in. x 8 in. Concrete Block
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Oldcastle

16 in. x 8 in. x 8 in. Concrete Block

  • Energy efficient and cost effective building material
  • Durable and weather resistant
  • Ideal for load bearing walls

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16 in. x 8 in. x 8 in. Concrete Block is manufactured to be dimensionally true. This heavyweight block meets ASTM C 90 specifications. For use in construction or above-grade masonry walls.

  • Square concrete block with no chips or breaks
  • Use in foundations or above-grade masonry walls
  • Uniform in shape, color and texture
  • Meets ASTM C 90 specifications
  • Note: Product availability may vary by store

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Customer Questions & Answers

The 6 I just got from the store are closer to 7 5/8 x 7 5/8 x 15.5. Is that how they are supposed to be?

The store label and my receipt say 8x8x16... I'm not a mason, is it common for them to be so short? Or is it done this way to force customers to by more then they need? I need 24 inches high, not 23...
Asked by: GG
An 8x8x16 is short 3/8" on each dimension to provide for a 3/8" mortar joint all around (7 5/8" x 7 5/8"x 15 5/8")
Answered by: Alfonse
Date published: 2017-01-04

Oldcastle Product Support states that fly ash "may sometimes be included in the mixture". Since ...

Oldcastle Product Support states that fly ash "may sometimes be included in the mixture". Since I am considering using these blocks for a raised garden bed to grow food, I am concerned about the level of toxicity due to fly ash. Can you please be more specific of the percentage of fly ash that "may" be used, at least state the maximum percentage amount that could or would be used? Several people have asked this question for gardening and I'm sure we all would like a clearer answer than previously stated. Thank you.
Asked by: Kbunny
Every lot shipped should have listed from the manufacturer the components of the blocks, e.g., if it is manufactured using fly ash. It would be similar to stating 'poison may sometimes be included in the mixture' so a general statement is unacceptable.
Answered by: Skooter
Date published: 2017-03-31

can you just stack them or must you use cement

can you just stack them or must you use cement
Asked by: deedee
Depends on how high you want to stack them, and what you are using them for. You can use them like huge bricks to build a raised bed 2 or 3 blocks high and filled with dirt. I have made compost bins 3 or 4 high. I wouldn't try to build a shed or garage without mortar.
Answered by: grandmagardener
Date published: 2017-04-06

Is this block sold in tan?

Asked by: Ryan
Thanks for your question. This product is not offered in tan, and is only available in grey.
Answered by: Oldcastle Product Support
Date published: 2016-12-15
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Customer Reviews

16 in. x 8 in. x 8 in. Concrete Block is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a stone wall item. works well. It's a stone wall item. works well.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The block I received doesn't look like the one pictured here. I was interested in this block bec... The block I received doesn't look like the one pictured here. I was interested in this block because HD doesn't offer a half block and that means they would need to be cut. Notice that the pictured block has a central cavity (midway on the block) that would make cutting them easy but as I said I didn't get the block pictured here and cutting it was very difficult. If I didn't plan to stucco the piers the block I received would have been unusable. HD doesn't offer half blocks or stretcher block.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heavy duty, and heavy. Works fine for my purposes: raised beds. Heavy duty, and heavy. Works fine for my purposes: raised beds.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from They are cement blocks - not much to say! They are cement blocks - not much to say!
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WORKED WITHIN PERAMETERS WORKED WITHIN PERAMETERS
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CONCRETE BLOCKS I bought 2 pallets and I did buy about 10% of half blocks so I don't have to cut any it work great , the price cheaper than any one else around.
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Basic concrete block, but with problems One other user commented about the inability to create half blocks, and he is correct for many of the blocks. I purchased two full pallets for the project I was working on and about 10% of the blocks were a slightly different style that can be cut in half. Unfortunately, the ones that can be cut in half are not of the proper shape! They are wider on the bottom, about 1/2", and will overhang the course below on one side.. Looking at the block from the end, you can see that one side is tapered outward at the bottom. I would only recommend these blocks for a project where one side is not visible or appearance is not a factor.
Date published: 2016-08-01
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