April 2, 2020

What if the Fit isn’t Perfect?

Segmental retaining wall (SRW) systems have a variety of positive attributes, which include an assortment of sizes, styles and colors available for each project.  This variety of options will allow you to customize your project while also providing you flexibility on your site to match any condition. 

Often, we are asked how to “fit” the wall into an area, because the space allocated for the wall doesn’t match the exact size of the blocks meeting up with an existing structure. There is a very easy solution with any of the Allan Block (AB) products, and we will outline how you can fit product into any site below. 

First, when you are working with AB, it is important to understand what type of tools will be necessary. Whether you need to extend the wall a bit to fit it into your area, or shorten the block a bit, a concrete saw with a diamond blade may be required.  To cut the block, mark each unit at the length needed to fit each respective block into the desired location.  You can do this by using a lead or soapstone pencil that will easily wash away.  Using your concrete saw, cut the block/s along the marked line and to the required length to allow for easy placement into your retaining wall and ensure the finished look is just right.  Learn more about modifying blocks online or email (info@allanblock.com) us about more site specific questions.   

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