April 15, 2016

Patterned Retaining Wall - Putting a Puzzle Together

As I was putting the finishing touches on my retaining wall I had a huge sense of accomplishment.  Similar to the feeling of finishing one of those 1000+ piece puzzles and don’t even get me started on the 3D puzzles.  However, that is exactly what I had done.

I loved the clean, crisp lines the AB Ashlar Pattern provided when I used the AB Collection by Allan Block.  The dealer did provide some instruction and did say that the pattern installation would take a little more time.  He did provide a few patterns for me to use.  Now these patterns were nice during the installation, but I found them more useful as I was trying to figure out how much material to order.  Obviously, I had a budget and simply overestimating block was not going to fly with my wife.  However, my local dealer had an estimating tool on his counter computer, which I later found on Allan Block’s website and confirmed the estimate. 


The project was a great success and the pattern did create the look I was going for.  It was just like putting a puzzle together, but easier because the pattern was the road map.