If you’ve read the Wheeler Corporation company story, you already understand that we’re experts in manufacturing concrete blocks. Contact us about our blocks, available in many shapes, sizes, colors and textures. We’ll help you make your next masonry job extraordinary!
Typical faces and textures that you can request for your next job: If you don’t see what you want, please contact us about a custom request.
With a long history of concrete block manufacturing, Wheeler Corporation is uniquely suited to provide you with the shapes you need. See our catalog for a list of all the shapes that we manufacture. We also stock many shapes not listed here which we purchase from other manufacturers.
Block Color Chart
We make Artisan Series colored concrete blocks (mixed with gray cement) and are one of the few manufacturers capable of making Platinum Series colors (made with white cement). If you don’t see the color you want, let us know; We have a library of special colors that we have developed in our own color lab that may fit your needs. Please note: An integral water repellant additive to the block will help keep the inside of your building dry. This system requires a water repellant additive in the mortar and good masonry practices. A surface applied sealer will provide your building with an extra layer of protection and will help enhance your blocks color.
Mortar Coloring: See Solomon Mortar and Essroc Mortar to view mortar coloring and premixed colored mortar options. Please also note that if you are light colored Platinum series block, you should consider using white mortar and white sand. This is especially true if you are using a white colored block. White mortar with normal tan sand will produce a light tan joint. The whiteness of the joint is directly related to the whiteness of the sand. Some mortar accelerants also can darken the color of the joint.
Our multi-colored Craftsman Brick brings together the look of real brick and the economy of block construction. You get a single-wythe structural masonry unit with the look of brick veneer in a single step. Our colors add a rich feel to your building while providing a cost-effective solution.
Wheeler Corporation Block Special Items
With a long history of innovation in the block industry, Wheeler is uniquely able to provide the shapes you need. Always striving to make good products better: We have developed new shapes, including the Wide Flange L block, the 888 Half Split/Half Smooth block, the Wheeler Flourish, the 404SF and the 840SBV1. Give us a call if you need a. special shape not listed here; we are always interested in the possibility of developing a new product.
- Wide Flange L: Created to address the need for a 1” air gap as required in the International Building Code, our L block offers an extra 5/8” which allows the bricks to be moved away from the wall board structure behind the bricks. Using this block to form a brick ledge on an 8” wide foundation, gives the mason the extra space he needs to produce an air void to help prevent moisture from making the jump from the back of the brick to the wall where it can cause much damage. See our flyer for further information.
- Wheeler Flourish: This patented block is 8” wide, 4” thick, with a fancy bullnose and cove cross-section, perfect for many details. It can be used as a windowsill, a transition from split masonry to brick, and give your new building that extra flair you've been looking for.
- 888: The 888, half split and half smooth, was invented to solve the problem of an inside split face corner. Without the 888, the mason is required to but a split-faced block up against another split-faced block, making the mortar joint look messy because of the irregular face. Our block allows the mason to lay a smooth face against the smooth end of a split block, allowing for a much cleaner looking joint. Our 888 also allows the mason to create an 8” smooth border around a truck dock, essential for attaching a dock seal to a split face wall. This capability was previously only available with a column of stacked 8” smooth halves that were not tied to the rest of the building.
• 888 Return: During development of the 888, we discovered that we could take this block a step further and produce an 888 half split half smooth return corner.
- 404 SF: Designed as a bullnose accent in a splitface wall, the 404 SF can also be used as an accent in a brick wall. This block is split to accommodate the bed depth needed and the split side is not seen.
- Wheeler Bushing: Stops corrosion of anchor bolts that come in contact with treated wood.
You’re welcome to view some designs that may work to dress up or improve your building, including privacy walls that look as good on one side as they do on the other, offering high security and great aesthetic appeal.
Green Building Practices
We are taking the “LEAD” in providing masonry products that use REcycled MAterialS to help COnserve the earth's REsources. That's what our REMASCORE concrete blocks are all about.
When requested, we can make our blocks from raw materials which are manufactured from items that would normally find their ways into our landfills and water ways, such as steel slag. Find out more about building greener with Wheeler Corporation blocks.
Smart Wall Certification
We are certified by the Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Institute as a producer of Smart Wall, a high performance lightweight concrete block. Read more about Smart Wall right here!
We use a special blend of chemicals to produce a block that is water repellent, an attribute integral to and existing throughout the body of the block. A chemical must be added to the mortar to make it water repellent along with best masonry practices to help insure that the wall stays dry on the inside of the building. Adding a high quality sealer will give an added layer of protection to your job.
Colored Masonry Cleaners & Sealers
Because masonry smears are inevitable, most colored masonry jobs have to be cleaned to ensure the best possible look. We recommend using cleanerstested for effectiveness with colored masonry. We also recommend that muriatic acids not be used as they can stain colored blocks. Finally, blocks should be sealed with sealing compounds that have been proven to work with concrete masonry. See the following links for more details about Prosoco's cleaners and sealers.
You can use this guide to help figure out the quantities of materials that your job requires. These are “rule of thumb” estimates only.
Good Masonry Practices
Using the good masonry practices in this guide will help eliminate many common problems.
We’re interested in supporting your building practice. You can access the NCMA TEK NOTES by clicking this link to them thru one of our suppliers, Hydraulic Press Brick company.