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How many concrete blocks would I need to build a 1000 sq. ft. building

I need to know how many concrete blocks i would need for 1000 sq ft

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Posted 2013-10-19T22:45:29+0000  by jaylynnred jaylynnred
 

Hey jaylynnred.

 

Those concrete blocks are 8 inches by 16 inches. If you were building a 20X50 building with 8 foot walls then you would need approximately 1,260 blocks. That does not factor in any windows, doors or garage doors. It also did not factor in the mortar gaps therefore the additional blocks can count as your extra 10% that you are suppose to get for breakage.

 

Here is how the math worked for that.

 

50 ft walls X12 inches divided by 16inches =37.5 blocks X 2 walls= 75 blocks

 

20 ft walls X 12 inches divided by 16inches=15 blocks X 2 walls=30 blocks

 

8 foot high walls X 12 inches divided by 8 inch blocks=  12 blocks high

 

75 + 30=105 blocks per layer

 

105 X 12 layers = 1,260 blocks

Posted 2013-10-20T15:52:12+0000  by Ingar_HD_ATL
 
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