RETAINING WALL BLOCK
Heritage Block has a retaining wall block system that gives you a unique appearance and a structurally sound wall that in the past has been exceedingly difficult to achieve. You now have the option with your design to have durable, high-performance retaining wall blocks without sacrificing great looks.
The Most Attractive Retaining Wall Block In The World™
Visual appearance, creativity and LIMITLESS design options are what make our retaining wall block THE MOST ATTRACTIVE RETAINING WALL BLOCK IN THE WORLD™. But these qualities are only the beginning… The value-added benefit is that our block makes designing and installing a retaining wall virtually effortless. When installed by a professional, a Heritage Block retaining wall is structurally sound and durable… meets professional standards… and will save you both time and resources during installation.
WHY A RETAINING WALL
Retaining walls are found in the ancient archives of human history. They were used to alter the surrounding environments in order to control water and adjacent ground soil. They also defined boundaries and even served as barriers from invading outsiders. Today, retaining walls have withstood the test of time… And now the design—and purpose—of retaining walls is limited only by creativity and engineering design plans.
Most homeowners and businesses probably have no reasonable use for a retaining wall extending several hundred feet into the air. But for a variety of reasons, businesses and individuals alike may want a retaining wall to be at least one foot higher than the neighbor’s wall… If for nothing else than bragging rights. You might want a high wall to prevent strangers from peeking into your backyard. Or maybe you want just a little more peace and quiet to enjoy the efforts of your labor in creating the landscape of your dreams.
Retaining walls may also be constructed for other purposes. They can help prevent ground soil erosion. Erosion is a natural process, which is further increased by rain, snow and wind. Over time, most elevated and sloped landscapes begin to erode both on and below the surface. In essence, a retaining wall will serve as an additional support and safety structure that can help prevent future landslides, soil erosion or a catastrophic failure of a steeply sloped part of a property.
Installing a new pool? Building a new driveway or patio or garden? Maybe you’ve decided to cut down—or plant—a few trees on your property. If so, then you should consider a retaining wall. Each of these structural construction projects may change the support and stability of the surrounding and ground soil.
Retaining walls can also help divert the flow of water on a property. Since water flows downhill, a properly installed retaining wall will have a drainage system in place to help direct the flow of water.
Finally, a retaining wall can still define property boundaries without using a fence. It can even assist with the natural flow of foot traffic on your property. These physical barriers can help define those areas which are safe to explore and those which are off limits.
BUILDING A RETAINING WALL WITH HERITAGE BLOCK
Building a retaining wall with Heritage Block is a simple process and can be completed in a few easy steps. Heritage Block retaining wall blocks conform to any layout… follow the landscape… and act as the perfect accent to your designs—all while still performing to industry standards. Our retaining wall block is a segmented system made of six different shaped components. A single hollow core for interlocking means no pins, lips or batter for faster installation… And, with no need for setbacks or batter, you can retain valuable land. You also don’t need any special pieces.
With the Heritage Block segmented block system, once the proper base has been prepared the block can be laid. Because of our Quick and Stable Core Fill System, no time is wasted.
SAVE ON TIME, SAVE ON MONEY
The time savings for installation alone is significant…. We have found that contractors can save up to 30% off total time, some 20 hours per week (per four-person crew) and up to 2.5 hours a day.
Heritage Block retaining wall blocks can also make patios, stairs, columns and fire pits.
LIMITLESS PATIO POSSIBILITIES
Historically, many patios are made with the same red brick or colored pavers. Using Heritage Block retaining wall block allows for patio design to come in all different shapes, sizes and designs. With our interlocking blocks, the combinations are LIMITLESS. Here are some examples of patios using Heritage Block:
LIMITLESS FIRE PIT DESIGNS
Building a fire pit is a relatively easy DIY project for a weekend, and Heritage Block offers square and round fire pit kits that make it simple. But the real fun is deciding on the type of design you want to have.
LIMITLESS STAIRS AND COLUMN POSSIBILITIES
The interlocking system allows Heritage Block retaining wall block to be used to create dynamic and visually stunning stairs and columns combinations.
OUR BLOCKS ARE DIFFERENT
Heritage Block is a segmented retaining wall block system made of five different components. The single hollow core for interlocking means no pins, lips or batter for faster installation, and, with no need for setbacks or batter, you can retain valuable land.
With the Heritage Block retaining wall block system, you don’t need need any special pieces. With just the six different components we offer, you can create retaining walls, stairs, columns and fire pits—all with the same block.
Heritage Block 16 inch single sided retaining wall block.
Single Sided 16” Block Measures
16” x 6” / 12” x 6” / 17” x 6”
Heritage Block 24 inch single sided retaining wall block.
Single Sided 24” Block Measures
24” x 6” / 17” x 6” / 17” x 6”
Heritage Block double sided retaining wall block.
Double Sided Block Measures
24” x 6” / 24” x 6” / 16” x 6”
Weight: 125 lbs
Heritage Block triple sided retaining wall block.
Triple Sided Block Measures
24” x 6” / 24” x 6” / 16” x 6”
Weight: 125 lbs
Heritage Block wall cap.
Wall Cap Measures
25” x 21” x 1.5”
36 Caps per Pallet
DO YOU WANT TO SEE OUR RETAINING WALL BLOCK? WE WOULD LOVE TO GIVE YOU A SET OF OUR SAMPLE BOARDS OR HELP SPEC YOUR NEXT PROJECT.
OUR SYSTEM IS DIFFERENT
Proper base preparation is one of the most critical elements of retaining wall construction—the wall is only as stable as its foundation. With the Heritage Block segmented retaining wall block system, once the proper base has been prepared, the block can be laid. Because of our Quick and Stable Core Fill System, no time is wasted.
Get Our Special Step-By-Step Guide to Building a Retaining Wall
COLUMNS, STEPS AND CAPS
Columns and steps can give a design a more custom feel. Stairs and columns can go a long way to increase the usability of the land while adding an attractive element of expression in an outdoor space. With the Heritage Block segmented retaining wall block system, you can seamlessly integrate both into your retaining wall plans.
VENEER BLOCK FOR WALLS
Heritage Block veneer can be added to pre-existing walls to create a more attractive and cohesive appearance or used on other elements in your projects, such as fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, grill stations and even elements on your home. Available in the same six shades as our retaining wall blocks, or custom colors, your walls can now exactly match a new build while still giving the same natural dry-stack stone appearance as our regular block.
Traditionally, segmented retaining wall block products have only been offered in split-face or tumbled looks, which can be very institutional in appearance. Heritage Block is pleased to introduce an authentic and realistic retaining wall block that appears to be natural dry-stack stone. Choose from six distinct colors to elevate any design and create a beautiful focal point.