Kingston Block & Masonry was founded in 2000. Since then, we've been at the forefront of a wave of innovation in the building industry that seeks to:
Protect the environment
According to Robert F. Fox, Jr., a partner at CookFox Architects and the founding chairman of the United States Green Building Council-NY, cement, by itself, is the most polluting product on the planet and responsible for 7-8% of the world's carbon dioxide.
By using post-consumer glass in our design mix, we're able to cut 30% of the carbon dioxide emissions from the manufacturing process. Some of our blocks also use between 50 and 100% of aggregate materials from already-demolished buildings. Some blocks can be made up as much of 97% of recycled materials. Over millions of blocks, that's making a big difference.
Create stronger, more useful products
Lab tests by the National Concrete Masonry Association say that our blocks can handle roughly 3x more loading pressure per square inch than the industry standard. They also have greater moisture and chemical resistance, while meeting and exceeding ASTM C-90 standards of Loardbearing Concrete Masontry Units, C-129 standards for Non-Loadbearing Concrete Masonry Units, and the ASTM C-1634 standards for Concrete Facing Brick.
Use locally-sourced materials and labor
The post-consumer glass from landfills that we use in our design mix comes from landfills in Upstate New York, while our manufacturing is completed by our experienced team in Kingston, NY before being shipped out to projects across the Northeast United States. In addition to our standard products, our team also helps our clients achieve their goals in the face of creative and structural challenges by developing custom-manufactured solutions.
Satisfy city, state and federal mandates
Our products are relevant for the following LEED Credits:
- MR Credit 4 - Recycled Content
- MR Credit 4 - Regional Materials
- MR Credit 2 - Construction Waste Management (Project-Based)