Brick Calculators and Block Calculators
Before you can build a retaining wall or any other masonry wall you will need to be able to calculate the concrete masonry blocks you will need to order. Use this calculator to calculate the amount of concrete block needed to construct a masonry wall.
To calculate the quantity of brick or block you need to know what size block or brick you want - the unit dimensions that matter to your quantity is length and height - width won't change the quantity, only the width of the wall you are building.
NOTE: Masonry units are always called in this order by width x height x length, so an 8x8x16 is: 8" wide x 8" high x 16" long!
You will also need to know the length and height of the wall.
These calculators are fairly striped down. In the Multirorials the calculators retrieve complete lists e.g.
For Concrete you don't get just cubic yards, you would get:
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