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Old 03-19-2011, 03:11 PM   #1
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I'm closing up a basement window and moving a basement door goes through a block foundation. I'm looking for the same foundation block style that my house is built on. These were used in most houses in my neighborhood and, I guess, popular in the 20s. Does anyone have any idea in the MA, RI, Sourthern NH area where I might find them? I need 15-20 8x8x16 pieces. New or used, doesn't matter... in fact, recycled would be better because the color would more closely match the rest of the foundation.
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You probably will not find of the old "Rock Face" blocks unless they were from an old demo in the areas and they might be a good match.

I assume you are sure they are 8x8x16, because some areas had 12x8x16 as a standard because the masons were stronger.

The dimensions and manufacturing methods of the old block are antiquated, but there might be a couple of people in the U.S. that have them available for a price ($5.00 - $20.00 each in addition to shipping with no guarantees about the color because of the natural materials and distance.

Since you are in NE, I would look for abandoned deteriorating building where the present owner may not know the value.

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Followup: Found them locally, these are still in production. They are called garage blocks.
$4.93 each for 20.
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