Block, Brick, Stone and Concrete Retaining Walls

Segmental Block Retaining Walls

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What are Segmental Retaining Walls

Segmental retaining walls are individual blocks made from concrete, brick, rock or stone. The word segmental, describes the fact that they come in separate units or blocks, and are placed in the ground without the use of mortar. They are stacked dry. They rely on their weight to support structures.

Benefits of Segmental Block Retaining Walls

1. Easy Installation

Segmental retaining walls are becoming the chosen product for homeowners and landscapers. The reasons for this is the simple fact that, they are easy to install. Because they are dry-stacked you don’t have to wait for mortar to set and because they are separate units, it is possible for one person to do the job.

Retaining walls can be easy to install.

2. Low Costs

Another very attractive benefit of segmental retaining walls is the low costs involved. Savings are generated due to the fact that no mortar is needed, it can be a one-man job, and no major machinery is needed. There are different costs for the type of block that is used. One can use brick, natural stone, rocks or concrete blocks. Natural stone and brick are usually more costly.

3. Performance and Durability of Concrete Block Retaining Walls

The properties of the concrete used to produce segmental retaining walls consist of characteristic low absorption and high quality materials. This enables the units to fight the effects of weather, erosion ands insect invasion.

Segmental retaining walls will not crack, due to being ‘separate’ and not mortared together; they fit in together easily, without affecting one another.

4. Aesthetics

Segmental Block Retaining Walls can create an attractive feature to your garden and landscape layout. They are available in many sizes, colors, textures and shapes. Segmental Retaining Walls are not only aesthetically appealing, but they are structurally sound, making them a dream for homeowners, designers and contractors!
Retaining Wall Adds Beauty

5. Design Flexibility

Segmental Retaining Walls are available in units of various sizes and weights, making it possible to construct a Retaining Wall in the oddest of places. If you have curves or other unique layouts, you will have no trouble installing a Segmental Retaining Wall system.

Segmental Retaining Walls are so versatile that they are ideal for both heavy-duty walls in commercial projects and smaller sites in residential backyards.

6. Provide Support

Segmental Retaining Walls Provide Support Segmental Retaining Walls provide support to vertical slopping land. They help to retain the soil in its place, rather than have it collapsing and eventually being washed away into our storm water runoff systems. This helps the environment by retaining unstable soil while preserving our waterways.