Retaining Wall Block Shapes


About Retaining Wall Blocks

There are hundreds of shapes and sizes of Retaining Wall blocks to choose from, on the market today. Most of them are trapezoidal in shape, with tapered sides, which allows them to be easily installed as corners, curves and steps.
Retaining Wall
Retaining Wall

The variety of Retaining Wall block shapes allows you to create the particular architectural design style to suit your property and to match the rest of the materials you have applied, such as pavers, bricks or concrete. Hence, with a larger selection, you have more choices not only in style, but also in structure and cost.

You also have the choice of range of Retaining Wall block materials such as limestone, sandstone, granite, quartz and slate. All these choices provide you with the opportunity of creating an original and appealing Retaining Wall addition to your landscape design.

Custom Shaped Retaining Wall Blocks

If you’re finding it difficult to find the right shaped block for your Retaining Wall installation project, then it may be a good idea to consult the help of a manufacturer who can custom make the shape you require. This is such a handy service to have available.

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Here are the steps you should take when designing and ordering your custom shaped Retaining Wall Blocks:

  • To start off draw a sketch of the shape of block you require for your installation project.
  • Consider the dimensions of the Retaining Wall blocks, so that they are the right size for your specific installation. Include these dimensions on your sketch.
  • This sketch then goes to the manufacturer’s mold maker, who will then consider the application of your block shape and the possibilities of it being machined.
  • The designer is supplied with a cardboard cutout of the block, in life size dimensions, so as to incorporate it into the project documents.
  • If there are no issues with your shape, the blocks are then produced to the required quantity, and then delivered to you. Ready for installation.

Examples of Common Retaining Wall Block Shapes

 Here is a list of some of the most commonly used Retaining Wall block shapes:

Bull-Nose Sill The Solid Bull-Nose Sill: This is ideal for use the construction of education institutes. They are available in many dimensions and perfect for a running bond pattern.

The Field Stone: This a roundish looking stone block and is also referred to as the ‘bowling ball’.         

Field Stone
Stacking Stone The Stacking Stone: This retaining Wall block is irregular in shape, but still maintains quite a flat surface for stacking.
The Dressed Stone: This Retaining Wall block is cut to be uniform and flat; it tends to be the more expensive block shape, but will add a very formal look to your installation.
Dressed Stone