I.C.E. BLOCK™

ESTIMATOR'S GUIDE

 I. WALL HEIGHT GUIDE IN ROWS

1 row high = 1'4"
2 rows high = 2'8"
3 rows high = 4'0"
4 rows high = 5'4"
5 rows high = 6'8"
6 rows high = 8'0"
7 rows high = 9'4"
8 rows high = 10'8"
9 rows high = 12'
10 rows high = 13'4"

II. BLOCK COUNT GUIDE

A. I.C.E. Block™ are 4 feet long and 16 inches high. Molded Corners are 2 feet on one side and 1 foot on the other and are 16 inches high.

B. The number of straight block in a wall can be calculated with the following formula: [((length of wall) - (# of 90° corners x 3)) ÷ 4)] x (rows needed) = ______________ block

Example: a 100 foot long wall 12 feet high with 4 (90°) corners would be calculated as follows: ((100 - 12) ÷ 4) x 9 = 198 I.C.E. Block™

C. The number of corner block in a wall can be calculated with the following formula: (# of 90° corners) x (rows needed)

Example: a 100 foot long wall 12 feet high with 4 (90°) corners would be calculated as follows: (4) x (9) = 36 I.C.E. Block™ Corners

Remember each I.C.E. BLOCK is approximately 5.33 sq. ft. of surface area. To subtract out door and window area from your total block count, simply divide 5.33 sq. ft. (the size of 1 I.C.E. BLOCK) from the total sq. ft. of door and window area.

Example: I have a garage door that measures 20' x 7'. The total sq. ft. of this area is 20 x 7 = 140 sq. ft. 140 divided by 5.33 = 26.26. You simply subtract 26 I.C.E. Block™ off of your total count for this particular area.

 

III. CONCRETE REQUIREMENTS

A. 1 yard of concrete fills 10 (8-in. core) I.C.E. BLOCK

B. 1 yard of concrete fills 13.5 (6-in. core) I.C.E. BLOCK

Example: 175 (8-in. core) I.C.E. BLOCK requires 17.5 yards of concrete.

 

IV. REBAR REQUIREMENTS

Standard bar placement is #4 bar vertically on 24-in. centers and horizontally on 48-in. centers. The number of feet of bar required in a design calling for the standard bar placement is calculated by taking the number of square feet in a wall times .80.

 

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