In addition to precision block, most distributors can integrally color, score, burnish, and split Omni Block. All of these provide lasting finishes that dramatically decrease life cycle costs.
Locally quarried aggregates will produce a variety of standard colors at local production plants. Custom colors with special aggregates are also available.
Omni Block 8 x 8 x 16 Units
The complete Omni Block System 8 is depicted here. It consists of five types of block, the Omni Stretcher unit is the most commonly used.
There are two other Omni Block units, the Omni Left Corner and Omni Right Corner, which are alternatively used at corners, in-line piers, and window and door jambs.
Also required at window and door jambs are the standard 8″x8″x8″ half block.
Lastly, there are a few situations that call for a closed-ended block on both ends and that is where a standard 8″x8″x16″ is used.
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The insulation inserts come in two sizes; Long and Short. Each fits into its corresponding block cavity. The inserts are 3/8″ taller than the block in order to insulate the horizontal mortar joints. The vertical mortar joints are insulated due to the overlapping feature (from block-to-block) of the short insert. The “whole wall” is insulated, not just individual block.
The inserts are Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) and not only provide excellent insulation, but have other favorable properties such as; they are non-toxic, do not “out-gas”, have minimal flame spread characteristics, and are manufactured with a closed looped steam process that has virtually no carbon footprint on the earth. For more detailed test data please visit http://www.omniblock.com/support/.
Omni Block 12 x 8 x 16 Units
The System 12 adds another layer of masonry and insulation. This block provides four layers of masonry and three layers of insulation. The System 12 is mainly used in commercial and institutional type buildings. In some cases, these buildings require more structural strength that is provided by not only the larger block but the additional rebar and grout that the block can accommodate.
The same insulation inserts shown above are used in the System 12.
There is a Omni Block Jamb unit that is not shown.
Omni Block 8 x 4 x 16 Units
Omni Brick represents the newest product from Omni Block. The same combination of thermal mass and insulation qualities of Omni Block work for the brick. This look that is exposed on the interior as well as the exterior requires no additional finishing. If a drywall finish is desirable then all that needs to be done is a skim-coat of drywall compound applied, texture-coated and painted.
The insulation inserts are made of the same material as the full height inserts shown above.
There is are Omni Block left and right corner block similar to the the five components shown above for the System 8.