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Retaining Wall Blocks

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Retaining Wall Blocks

Concrete retaining wall blocks are the first choice in when retaining soil. RCP manufactures a full line of Keystone and Bella Vista retaining wall blocks to meet any retaining wall project needs. Consider the selection of residential retaining wall blocks for walls up to 36" in height. For taller, structural retaining walls, consider the selection of structural retaining wall blocks. NOTE: Certain residential retaining wall blocks may be used to 6' in height with proper engineering.



Residential Retaining Wall Blocks:

Keystone Country Manor Retaining Wall Blocks

Keystone Country Manor

Keystone Verazzo 4-Face Retaining Wall Blocks

Keystone Verazzo 4-Face

Bella Vista Semplice Retaining Wall Blocks

Bella Vista Semplice

Keystone Legacy Retaining Wall Blocks

Keystone Legacy

Bella Vista Citadel Retaining Wall Blocks

Bella Vista Citadel

Bella Vista Ridgestone Retaining Wall Blocks

Bella Vista Ridgestone

Keystone Garden Wall Retaining Wall Blocks

Keystone Garden Wall

Keystone Country Cottage Retaining Wall Blocks

Keystone Country Cottage



Structural Retaining Wall Blocks:

Keystone Standard III Retaining Wall Blocks

Keystone Standard III

Keystone Compac III Retaining Wall Blocks

Keystone Compac III

Keystone Stone Face Retaining Wall Blocks

Keystone Stone Face

Keystone California Chateau Retaining Wall Blocks

Keystone California Chateau

Keystone Plantable Retaining Wall Block

Keystone Plantable II



Types of Retaining Walls:

Gravity Retaining Walls

Gravity retaining walls are one of the most basic and common types of retaining walls. Gravity walls rely on a combination of block weight, connections, depth of buried wall, and wall setback to hold back soil. When the right conditions are present, and when built within their recommended height limits, Bella Vista and Keystone retaining wall blocks 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. Gravity retaining walls 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.

Reinforced Structural Retaining Walls

For taller walls, 3' to 50', retaining wall blocks 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.

Free-Standing Landscape Walls

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 are not designed to hold back soil as is the case with retaining walls.



Retaining Wall Height Considerations:


Resources:

Keystone SRW Resources and Information

Keystone SRW Resources

Information & Standardized Engineering

Installing Retaining Walls Guide

Retaining Wall Installation Guide

Installing Freestanding Landscape Wall Guide

Free-Standing Wall Installation

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