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The Building

Block

of Texas
SIZES & SHAPES GUIDE

H E A D W A T E R S

C O N S T R U C T I O N

M A T E R I A L S

4 inch cMu

4x8x16 Regular

4x5x16 Starter

4x4x16 Half High

4x8x16 DBN Pilaster

4x8x16
Solid Bottom Bond Beam

4x8x8 SBN Half

4x8x8 DBN Half

4x8x16 SBN

4x8x16 DBN

4x8x8 Half

4x8x12 Three Quarter

4x8x12
SBN Three-Quarter

4x8x16 Single Score

4x8x16 L-Corner

4x8x4 Quarter

4x8x16 Solid

4x 2 1/4 x8 Utility Brick

6 inch cMu

6x8x16 Regular

6x8x16 Sash

6x5x16 Starter

6x4x16 Half High

6x8x14 Corner

6x8x16
Solid Bottom Bond Beam

6x8x16
Knock Out Bond Beam

6x16x8
Deep Lintel Bond Beam

6x8x12 Three Quarter

6x8x16 SBN

6x8x16 DBN

6x8x16 DBN Pilaster

6x8x14 SBN

6x8x16 2 HR Firewall

6x8x16
Knock-Out Deep Lintel

6x8x8 Half Sash

6x8x8 Half

6x8x8 SBN Half

6x8x8 DBN Half

6x8x16 1-Score

Building on your Trust


Concrete Masonry Units continue to be the preferred building material of many architects today because they offer low maintenance, durability,
fire resistence, soundproofing and affordability. Architects will find this guide to shapes helpful when designing with Concrete Masonry Units
from Headwaters Construction Materials. Contractors should refer to this guide when ordering materials. Headwaters Construction Materials is
a major supplier of Concrete Masonry Units (CMU) for Texas and the southern region of the United States. Our extensive experience in the masonry
industry ensures that both Standard Units and Custom Architectural Units are manufactured to ASTM Standards.

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H E A D W A T E R S

C O N S T R U C T I O N

M A T E R I A L S

8 inch cMu

8x8x16 Regular

8x8x16 Pier End

8x8x16 Sash

8x8x16
Solid Bottom Bond Beam

8x8x16
Knock Out Bond Beam

8x5x16 Starter

8x16x8
Deep Lintel Bond Beam

8x8x16 Conduit

8x8x16 4 HR Firewall

8x8x16 SBN

8x8x16 DBN

8x8x16 DBN Pillaster

8x8x8 SBN Half

8x8x16 DBN Half

8x8x4 Quarter

8x8x4 Quarter Sash

8x8x12 Three Quarter

8x8x12
SBN Three Quarter

8x8x16
Knock-Out Deep Lintel

8x8x16 Single Core

8x8x16 1-Score

8x8x16 3-Score

8x4x16 Half High

8x8x8 Half

8x8x16
RS Bond Beam

10 inch cMu

10x8x16 Regular

10x8x16 Sash

10x8x8 Half

10x8x16
Solid Bottom Bond Beam

10x8x16 Cap

10x8x16 L Corner

12 inch cMu

12x8x16 Regular

12x8x16 Pier End

12x8x16 Sash

12x8x16
Knock-Out Bond Beam

12x8x16
Solid Bottom Bond Beam

12x4x16 Half High

12x8x16 L Corner

12x8x8 Half

12x16x8
Deep Lintel Bond Beam

12x8x16 1-Score

12x8x16 SBN

12x8x16 DBN

12x8x16 DBN Pilaster

12x8x16 RS Bond Beam

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H E A D W A T E R S

C O N S T R U C T I O N

M A T E R I A L S

sPliT face cMu

4x8x16 Split Face

4x8x16 SF L Corner

4x4x16 SF Half High

4x8x8 SF Half

4x8x8 SF Corner

4x2 1/4 x16 SF

4x2x8 SF

4x8x12 SF Corner

4x8x16 SF 1-Score

4x8x16 SF 3-Score

4x8x16
Four Rib Fluted

4x8x16
Four Rib Fluted Mitre

4x8x16
Eight Rib Fluted

6x8x16 Split Face

8x8x16 SF Corner

8x8x16 SF
Knock Out Bond Beam

8x8x16
Four Rib Fluted Corner

8x8x16
Eight Rib Fluted

12x8x8 SF Half

12x8x16 SF 1-Score

6x8x16 SF 2-Side

6x8x16 SF
Knock Out Bond Beam

6x8x16 SF
Solid Bottom Bond Beam

8x8x16 SF
Solid Bottom Bond Beam

8x4x16 SF Half High

8x8x16 SF 1-Score

8x8x16
Eight Rib Fluted Corner

12x8x16 Split Face

12x8x16 SF 2-Side

12x8x16 SF 3-Score

12x8x16
Four Rib Fluted

12x8x16
Six Rib Fluted

8x8x16 SF 2-Side

8x8x16 Split Face

8x8x16
Four Rib Fluted

8x8x16 SF 3-Score

12x8x16 SF
Knock Out Bond Beam

12x8x16 SF
Solid Bottom Bond Beam

12x8x16
Eight Rib Fluted

Sustainable Solutions for LEED Requirements


+ 7 Manufacturing Plants throughout the State of Texas and into Louisiana
+ Commitment to sourcing local raw materials
+ 100% Locally Harvested/Extracted materials used in the manufacturing of Headwaters CMU
+ Pre and Post-Consumer Recycled Content is included by plant location
+ Thermal Mass: A masonry wall assembly can easily achieve hi R-values and improve energy efficiency above ASHRAE prerequisites
+ Concrete is Recyclable. 45 80% of concrete is usable as an aggregate in new construction such as roads, sidewalks and
concrete slabs, sparing the use of virgin materials
+ Segmental Retaining Walls & Pavers reduces heat island effect, assists in controlling storm water runoff and erosion control,
minimize impact on environmentally sensitive areas while controlling developmental density.

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H E A D W A T E R S

Polished cMu

4x8x16 1 Face

6x8x16 1 Face

8x8x16 1 Face

4x8x16
Solid 1F, 1E Corner*

4x8x16
1F, 1E L Corner

4x8x16
1F, 1E L Corner Sill

8x8x16
1F, 2E DBN PL*

4x8x16 1F, 1T SBN*

8x8x16 1F, 1T SBN*

8x16x8 1F
Deep Lintel BB

8x8x16 Solid 1F*

8x8x16 1F 1-Score*

8x4x16
1T w/ Chamfer*

6x8x16
1F, 1T w/ Chamfer*

C O N S T R U C T I O N

M A T E R I A L S

(AVAILABLE IN GROUND FACE, POLISHED AND TEXTURED)

12x8x16 1 Face

4x8x12 1F, 1E Corner

4x8x16 1F, 1E Corner*

8x8x16
1F, 1E Corner*

8x8x16
1F, 1E SBN*

8x8x16
1F, 1E DBN*

4x4x16 1F HH*

8x8x8 1F Half*

8x8x16
1F Knock Out BB*

8x8x16
1F Solid Bottom BB*

8x8x16 1F 3-Score*

4x8x16
1F, 1T w/ Chamfer*

4x8x16
1F, 1T w/ Chamfer*

4x8x16
1F, 1T w/ Chamfer*

10x8x16 1 Face

4x8x16
1F, 1E L Corner SBN

8x8x16
Solid Pyramid Cap*

2x8x16 1F Solid

4x12x12 1F Solid

4x12x16 1F Solid

30

4x16x16 1F Solid

4x16x24 1F Solid Sill

45

60

ALL UNITS ARE AVAILABLE


IN THE ANGLES INDICATED.
ADDITIONAL SHAPES, ANGLES
AND CHAMFERS AVAILABLE
UPON REQUEST.

8x4x24 Solid Sill

LEGEND

4x4x24 1F Solid

4x8x24 1F Solid

4x12x24 1F Solid

4x16x24 1F Solid

4x16x32 1F Solid

BB
DBN
E
F
HH
KOL
PL
SBN
T

Bond Beam
Double Bullnose
End
Face
Half High
Knock Out Lintel
Pilaster
Single Bullnose
Top

*ALSO AVAILABLE IN 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 SIZE UNITS

Adding Versatality to Ground Face


Polished Block achieves a hi-gloss finish, similar to that of polished granite or marble.
Our newest finishTextured Blockachieves a texture that exposes the depth of the natural aggregate, giving it a 3-D effect
something youd have to feel to believe. We use superior colored aggregates and a new, state-of-the art polishing machine, exposing and
buffing the aggregates of the concrete masonry unit. All of our concrete masonry units are provided with integral water repellants, and
can be manufactured with bullnose, chamfered edges, or vertical scoring, all while meeting ASTM C90 standards and LEED standards.

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H E A D W A T E R S

sPecial shaPes

2x8x16 GF
1T, 1F w/ Chamfer

2x8x16 GF
1T, 1F, 1E w/ Chamfer

6x8x16 GF Chamfer

8x4x16 GF
1T, 1B w/ DBL Chamfer

8x4x16 GF
w/ DBL Chamfer

4x16x16 GF
Solid w/ Quirk Miter

12x4x16 GF
w/ DBL Chamfer

4x16x16 GF
Solid w/ DBL Quirk Miter

2x8x16 GF 1T, 1F, 1E


w/ DBL Chamfer

8x4x16 GF
1T, 1F w/ DBL Chamfer

17x4x16 GF
w/ DBL Chamfer

4x16x24 GF
Solid w/ Quirk Miter

C O N S T R U C T I O N

M A T E R I A L S

(AVAILABLE IN GROUND FACE, POLISHED AND TEXTURED)

4x4x16 GF
1T, 2F w/ DBL Chamfer

4x8x16 GF Chamfer (1)

4x8x16 GF Chamfer (2)

8x8x16 GF
1F w/ DBL Chamfer

12x4x24 GF
1T w/ DBL Chamfer

4x8x16 SF Solid
w/ GF Chamfer

8x4x16 GF Sill

4x8x16 GF
w/ Quirk Miter

4x8x16 GF
w/ DBL Quirk Miter

4x16x24 GF
Solid w/ DBL Quirk Miter

12x4x16 GF
Front & Top Beveled Sill

30

45

60

ALL UNITS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE ANGLES


INDICATED. ADDITIONAL SHAPES, ANGLES
AND CHAMFERS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
4x8x14 GF 1F, 1E
w/ 105 o Return

4x8x14 GF 1F, 1E
w/ 106 o Return

4x8x16 GF 1F, 1E
w/ 74 o Return

4x8x15 GF 1F, 1E
w/ 97 o Return

Headwaters Construction Materials understands the


importance of specifications to your project.
All Headwaters Construction Materials Split-Face Custom Masonry:
+ Complies with hollow load-bearing concrete masonry units specifications ASTM C 90 and non load-bearing
concrete masonry units specifications C 129
+ Is made of aggregate conforming to ASTM C 33 and ASTM C 331
+ Includes an integral water repellent to reduce water penetration and efflorescence
+ Includes coloring agents of natural or synthetic oxides that are pure fade-resistant
All Headwaters Construction Materials Ground Face Custom Masonry:
+ Conform to ASTM C 90 and ASTM C 129
+ Is made of aggregate conforming to ASTM C 33
+ Includes an integral water repellent agent
+ Includes coloring agents of natural or synthetic oxides that are pure and fade-resistant
+ Includes a factory-applied sacrificial coating

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H E A D W A T E R S

C O N S T R U C T I O N

M A T E R I A L S

foundaTion

2x8x8 Cylinder Shim

6x12
6 Solid Cylinder

4x8x8 HP Solid

8x8x8 HP Solid

6x12
6 Cylinder (3/4 Hole)

8x12
8 Cylinder (3/4 Hole)

18x4x18 Base

12x4x18 Base

8x8x12 HP Solid

8x8x16 HP Solid

6 HP Solid Pile Cap

8x8x16
HP Solid (3/4 Hole)

8 HP Solid Pile Cap

16x4x16 Base

solids

1 5/8 x8x16 Soap

12x8x16 Solid

18x4x18 Base

2 1/4 x8x16 Soap

2x12x12 Patio

4x8x16 Solid

12x4x12 Solid

4x8x24 Solid

6x8x16 Solid

8x8x16 Solid

12x4x16 Solid Beveled

4x12x24 Solid

12x4x18 Base

4x16x24 Solid

8x8x12 Solid

16x4x16 Solid

4x16x32 Solid

sound aBsoRBing & insulaTed

4x8x16 Acousta-Wal

8x8x16 Acousta-Wal
Type IV RF

12x8x16 Acousta-Wal
Type IV RF

*ALSO AVAILABLE IN 6, 10, 12 SIZES UNITS.


ALL UNITS ARE AVAILABLE IN POLISHED, GROUND FACE AND TEXTURED UNITS.

8x8x16
Korfil Insulated*

8x8x16
Icon Insulated*

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H E A D W A T E R S

C O N S T R U C T I O N

M A T E R I A L S

landscaPe / ReTaining Wall

4x 2 1/4 x8 Utility Brick

16x2x16
Stepping Stone

12x2x12 Paver

4x 2 3/8 x8 Paver

16x2x16
Patio Stone: Brick Pattern

Keystone Country Manor


Small Unit

Keystone Country Manor


Large Unit

Keystone Legacy
Hewnstone Wall Unit

Keystone Legacy
Hewnstone Cap Unit

Versa-Lok Standard Unit

Versa-Lok Accent Unit

4x 2 3/8 x8 ADA
Detectable Warning Paver

16x2x16
Patio Stone: Fan Pattern

Keystone Country Manor


Cap Unit

8x1 5/8 x 16
Patio Heavyweight

8x2 1/4 x 16
Patio Heavyweight

16x2x16
Patio Stone: Ashlar

12x18x2
Patio Stone: Canyon

Keystone Garden
Wall Unit: Tri-Face

Keystone Compac III


Tri-Plane

Versa-Lok Square Foot Unit

Keystone Garden Wall


Unit: Straight-Face

Keystone Compac III


Straight Split

Versa-Lok Cobble Unit

12x2 1/4 x18


Patio Heavyweight

13x11x2
Patio Stone: Alameda

Keystone Insignia
Wall Unit

Keystone Insignia
Cap Unit

Keystone Compac III


Victorian Split

Versa-Lok A-Cap

Versa-Lok B-Cap

concReTe house BRick

2 1/2 x 3 x 9 1/2
King Size Brick

2 1/2 x 3 x 9 1/2
King Size (Cored)

2 1/2 x 3 x 9 1/2
King Size (Frogged)

3x 3 x 10 1/2
Executive Jumbo Size Brick

3x 3 x 10 1/2
Executive Jumbo (Cored)

3x 3 x 10 1/2
Executive Jumbo (Frogged)

Custom Masonry Information:


Since our products are made with natural and manufactured
aggregates, they will vary in color, just like real stone.
Your Headwaters custom masonry should be cleaned with a
detergent masonry cleaner and not with a high-pressure spray.
Headwaters custom block includes an integral water repellent.
We recommend that the mortar also include a water repellent,
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followed by a single coat application of a water-repellent


sealer. Together, this will protect the complete wall assembly.
We recommend a sample panel be constructed in order to verify
and demonstrate the beauty and strength of the products we
manufacture.

H E A D W A T E R S

C O N S T R U C T I O N

M A T E R I A L S

sPecial Blocks

16x8x16 Pilaster

12x8x16 H Block

12x8x12 Pilaster

8x8x16
Fence Post Block

16x8x19 Flush Wall

8x8x16
135 o Corner Y Block

8x8x16 Jamb

10x4x8 Sill

8x8x8 Jamb

12x8x12 Pier Block

8x5x36
3 FT Parking Curb

4x12x12 Screen Block

8x8x16 H Block

8x5x72
6 FT Parking Curb

4x12x12 Screen Block

Headwaters Construction Materials is strategically located to


serve the North Texas, Houston, and San Antonio metropolitan
areas, as well as East Texas and Louisiana.
SOUTH TEXAS:

NORTH TEXAS:

ALLEYTON PLANT & OFFICE


2088 FM 949 - Alleyton, Texas 78935
(713) 393.3395 or (888) 464.9341

DALLAS PLANT & OFFICE


2202 Chalk Hill Road - Dallas, Texas 75212
(972) 263.5077 or (888) 202.9272

SAN ANTONIO PLANT & OFFICE


2233 Ackerman Road - San Antonio, Texas 78219
(210) 666.4989 or (888) 464.2399

PALESTINE PLANT & OFFICE


2500 West Regan - Palestine, Texas 75802
(903) 729.2217 or (800) 594.7967

EAST HOUSTON PLANT & OFFICE


10538 Beaumont Hwy - Houston, Texas 77078
(713) 672.7531

LOUISIANA:

WESTERN BRICK OFFICE


7620 Washington Avenue - Houston, Texas 77007
(713) 861.1751

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SOUTHLAND BLOCK (PLANT & SALES OFFICE)


4747 Choctaw Drive - Baton Rouge, LA 70805
(225) 355.3312

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STRENGTH
+SUSTAINABILITY
Headwaters Construction Materials has seven manufacturing plants
strategically located across the state of Texas and into Louisiana to reduce the
shipping distance to your project. We are committed to sourcing local materials
to manufacture our products. Please refer to the demarcations on the map to
determine manufacturing locations within 500 (approximate) miles of your
project to meet LEED requirements.

ALLEYTON

DALLAS

PALESTINE

HOUSTON

SAN ANTONIO

BATON ROUGE