July 24, 2018

Best Practices: Capping The Wall Best Practices for SRW Design


Capping your segmented retaining wall is not necessary for wall stability, but it can create a more complete aesthetic.  Wall caps also provide an excellent seating bench or stair caps in appropriate applications.

Wall caps should be secured in place using a high quality flexible exterior grade masonry sealant. To learn more about capping your retaining wall, visit Retaining Wall Finishing Options.  (ref. BP, Chapter 2.13)

Allan Block is working to achieve our industry initiative of Zero Wall Failures. With our Best Practices Manual and experience in the industry we are trying to expand the knowledge base for the design of segmental retaining walls (SRW's) by communicating and educating the professionals in the industry.  To see the full Best Practices Manual, visit allanblock.com to download today and keep an eye out for more industry Best Practice recommendations here.