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Wall Patterns

The large number of shapes and sizes of concrete blocks lend themselves to a great many uses. Figure 7-39 shows only a few of the wall patterns that can be developed using various pattern bonds and block sizes. Commercial publi-cations from the Portland Cement Association show many more. Figure 7-40 shows some of the styles of SCREEN BLOCKS (blocks with patterned holes). This type of block is used to

Figure 7-40.-Screen block designs.

Figure 7-39.-Wall patterns.

Figure 7-41.-Blocks laid in relief.

make a decorative wall called a PIERCED or SCREEN wall. Other architectural effects can be achieved by laying some block in relief (fig. 7-41) or by varying the type of mortar joint.


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