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When manufacturing concrete block, producers will experience many different types of cracks and deformations in the block that can lead to serious and lengthy downtime. This feature lists some examples of cracked and deformed block and suggested solutions for correcting the problems. Some of the defects listed are: cracked face shells; half-moon on face shell; area of face shell too coarse; lamination on face shell and horizontal cracking; front of block not filled; smooth top edge on face shell; more.