March 30, 2018

How do I figure out how many retaining wall blocks I need?

Written by: Nate VanBeek


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Are you thinking about building your next outdoor living space project with Allan Block products? Do you have an idea what you want to build, but you don’t know how much material to buy? Allan Block has some great software applications to help you take your project to that next step.


AB Estimating Tool

Estimate all your Allan Block projects in one place with the AB Estimating Tool. This simple material estimator for retaining walls, patio walls, and concrete fences allows you to quickly and efficiently estimate the materials needs for large and small retaining walls, AB Courtyard patio walls and AB Fence sound and security fences. (Available in English and metric units.)

The AB Estimating Tool is a great resource for quickly generating material quantities that you can take straight to a contractor or hardscapes dealer to get your project started. Are you looking for something that’s a little more visual? Do you want to lay out your project before you get a material estimate together?

AB Retaining Walls Application

With the AB Retaining Walls application you can design and estimate retaining walls up to 6 ft. (1.8 m) and receive a full project portfolio with design plans, elevation drawings, wall section details, and material quantity estimates. (Available in English and metric units.)
The AB Retaining Walls application walks you through the retaining wall design process from start to finish. You can even use the application for design inspiration by looking through Allan Block’s various photo galleries.