Retaining walls and freestanding landscape walls are an excellent way to add usable space to your yard by retaining soil; create raised planting areas; or even for simple yard division. RCP Block & Brick provides a variety of durable and easy to install retaining wall block and freestanding wall block styles for any landscape wall project. From small residential landscape walls to commercial structural retaining wall projects.
One of the most basic types of retaining walls, the gravity wall, relies on a combination of block unit weight, depth of buried wall, and wall setback to retain soil. When the right conditions are present and when built within their recommended height limits, Bella Vista and Keystone retaining walls units are able to resist lateral pressure solely with their weight and embeded depth. These mortarless, yet structurally interconnected (lipped units and specialized pins), retaining wall systems also permit water drainage to prevent hydrostatic loads. These retaining wall products are normally used in non-critical applications, where final wall height will be under 36". For information specific to your project, contact RCP Block & Brick.
For taller walls, 3' to 50', retaining wall block units are combined with soil reinforcement products such as geogrids, earth anchors, or galvanized steel grid reinforcing. These additional reinforcement products help to create larger composite reinforced soil structures. With a properly designed and engineered combination of products, the reinforced soil mass can support greater earth pressure and surcharge loads.
Many of the Bella Vista and Keystone wall block can be used to create free-standing landscape walls. Freestanding landscape walls are simply decorative walls that are most commonly used for yard division or decoration. Freestanding landscape walls do not hold back soil as is the case with retaining walls.