## Frequently Asked Questions

**How many Block will my job require?**

1. You need to know the total length of the walls involved in the project and the height of the walls. If your project is a simple four wall foundation, you would add the lengths of each of the four walls together to find out the total length of wall.

If you have a foundation that measures 28' wide by 48' long, you would add 28+28+48+48 = 152. In this example the TOTAL WALL LENGTH is 152'.

MULTIPLY THE TOTAL WALL LENGTH by 0.75 to determine the TOTAL BLOCK PER ROW/COURSE. In this example the TOTAL BLOCK PER ROW/COURSE would be 152 x .075 = 114

2. WALL HEIGHT (measured in feet) is DIVIDED by 2, and then the result is MULTIPLIED by 3. This is the number of ROWS/COURSES of block in the foundation. In this example, the wall is ghoing to be 8'0" High. 8/2 = 4. 4 * 3=12.

The 8'0" high foundation is equal to 12 ROWS?COURSES of block.

3. The final step is to MULTIPLY the TOTAL BLOCKS PER ROW/COURSE by the TOTAL NUMBER OF ROWS/COURSES to arrive at the TOTAL BLOCK FOR THE JOB. In this example, 114 x 12 = 1368 BLOCK TOTAL, with no deductions for door or window openings.

**How many bags of MORTAR will I need ?**

For BLOCK - 3 BAGS for every 100 BLOCK.

For BRICK - 7 BAGS for every 1000 BRICK.

**How much MASON SAND will I need ?**

For BLOCK - 600 lbs. for every 100 BLOCK.

For BRICK - 1500 lbs. for every 1000 BRICK.