3 Great Reasons to Install a Paver Patio

Take your home’s outdoor space to the next level with a paver patio. What’s a paver patio? It’s a stone outdoor living surface created from small paver pieces that fit together similar to tile. Pavers come in a wide range of materials, shapes and sizes, and you can create a beautiful outdoor space that’s durable […]

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GUIDE TO PERMEABLE PAVERS

Permeable Pavers

Like standard pavers, permeable pavers provide a stylish and durable surface for your outdoor spaces. The main difference is that permeable pavers have an open design that allows water to absorb through them and into the ground below. How a Permeable Paver Works Patios, walkways, and driveways made from permeable pavers can become part of […]

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4 Great Reasons to Build with Brick

Brick has a reputation for being a smart investment, but is it true? In short, yes! There’s a reason bricks have been a valued building material for thousands of years: they’re classic, durable, and versatile. Here are four reasons why you can feel confident choosing brick for your next project. 1. Bricks Are Durable Well-made […]

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3 Ways to Make Your Retaining Wall Stand Out from the Rest

When done right, retaining walls can be as functional as they are beautiful. Retaining walls are especially useful in hilly areas like Eastern Tennessee, because they can turn unsightly, erosion-prone slopes into eye-catching centerpieces. They key to a stand-out retaining wall starts with some upfront planning. Here are three tips that will help you design […]

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Build With Block, Get Better Home Insurance Rates

Whether you’re a homeowner, contractor, or building professional, deciding on the right material for your project is key.   It’s no secret that the cost of lumber has skyrocketed, and now you may be looking for an alternative to wood-frame construction that keeps your project within budget. Blocks Build Affordably Concrete masonry units, or concrete block, […]

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Start Planning Your Spring Projects in Winter

Unilock paver idea

As the temperature drops outside, it’s the perfect time of year to plan your spring project. Too many people wait until spring to start their hardscape patio, retaining wall or other outdoor living space. They soon find that if they’d spent some time doing three things a few months earlier, their dream space would be […]

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Enjoy An Outdoor Living Space Year-Round with A Firepit or Fireplace

Unilock Firepit

Nothing makes an outdoor living space more enjoyable than a well-designed firepit or fireplace. A firepit or fireplace is the focal point around which life happens on a patio or in a backyard. At Acme Block & Brick, our experts assist homeowners from initial design discussion through completion of a wonderful outdoor living space. When […]

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Concrete Masonry Provides Safety

Safety is a main consideration when determining building materials for your residence or business.  A concrete block structure can offer a texturally interesting building that can withstand the natural elements and is resistant to forces such as pests, mold and more. The very material of concrete makes it more durable to withstand natural disasters, such […]

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Design Benefits of Concrete Block

Choosing an infrastructure for your building can be a complex web of materials, costs and security concerns. Go with something that stands up to every element and is aesthetically pleasing – concrete block. Concrete is durable, dependable, can withstand most natural disasters – earthquakes, floods, fires, tornadoes, floods – and can be customized for the […]

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Concrete Block Construction: Sustainable and Green

When you think about sustainable construction techniques, concrete masonry might not be the first that comes to mind, but concrete construction is both environmentally friendly and resilient. Concrete masonry units (CMUs) can be a key component of green, sustainable design with many environmental benefits. The concrete blocks themselves are often made of recycled materials. They […]

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