A concrete block, also known as cement block in North American English, breeze block in British English, concrete masonry unit or by several other terms, is a standard-size rectangular block used in building construction. Wikipedia Concrete masonry is one of the most versatile construction products available due to the wide variety of appearances that can be achieved with concrete masonry units. Concrete masonry units are manufactured in different sizes, shapes, colors and textures to achieve a range of finishes and functions. In addition, due to their modular nature, different concrete masonry units can be combined within the same wall to achieve variations in texture, pattern and color. Masonry consists of building structures from individual units that are placed and joined together with mortar.
Brick, stone and concrete blocks are the most commonly used materials in masonry construction. Concrete masonry is one of the most versatile products and assemblies in the construction industry. It can provide the structural framework of a building, solid support for many types of cladding systems, or even be the cladding system itself.