Classic 8” Concrete Retaining Wall Blocks in Flagstaff
The Classic 8” Concrete Retaining Wall blocks are high-performance blocks that are a favorite of contractors, architects, builders, and landscapers alike. The Classic 8” Concrete Retaining Wall Block units add great definition to any landscaping project as well as provide excellent soil retention.
The Classic 8” Concrete blocks are known for their ease of installation, strength, and versatility. The patented PCS design gives engineers and builders the option to add the connection strength that critical wall applications require. Whether the wall is supporting a retail development or backyard sanctuary, Classic 8 with PCS is the best solution for any type of retaining wall application. The Classic 8” is fast and simple to install and offers unmatched strength and versatility.
The Classic 8 concrete retaining wall block features include: Anchor bar- Located on the underside of each Classic® block, the 4" x 2" Anchor Bar creates an automatic setback with the highest shear resistance in the industry, "One Unit" construction- This means that 90° corners and half blocks are made simply by removing a portion of the block. No special blocks are required, and radius turns- Mean that the Classic 8 can fit almost any shape.
The Classic 8 concrete retaining wall block comes in a variety of colors including: Bluestone, Grey, Santa Fe, Tan, and Desert.
The concrete block dimensions for the Classic 8 blocks offered by Block-Lite are:
Straight Split- Dimensions: 8” H x 18” W x 12” D, Weight: 80lbs. Upon assembly, Classic blocks automatically create 4” x 5” vertical “stone columns.” When layered with a grid, the gravel-filled “stone columns” provide a multi-point interlock, for a more uniform block-to-grid connection.
|UNIT SIZE||UNITS PER SF.||SF. PER|
|# OF LAYERS||UNITS|
|Classic 8 Wall 8x18x12||1||36||4||36||2786 lbs.||76 lbs.|
|Classic 8 Base 8x18x12||1||36||4||36||2786 lbs.||76 lbs.|
|Classic 8 Half 8x9x12||2||38 lbs.|
|Classic 8 Corner 8x16x4.5||1.1||35 lbs.|
|Universal Cap 4x18x10.5||2.5||28.8||8||72||3578 lbs.||49 lbs.|
Benefits of Building Walls with Concrete Block
When it comes to choosing the right type of retaining wall for your home or business, there are many factors to consider. But one of the most important is the material you use. And when it comes to materials, concrete blocks are a great option for retaining walls. Here’s why:
Concrete is a naturally strong material, and when it’s used to create retaining wall blocks, that strength is only increased. That means that your concrete block retaining wall will be more resistant to wear and tear and any additional damage that may occur over time.
Another major advantage of concrete barrier blocks is their versatility. They can be used in a variety of applications, from small residential projects to large commercial ones. Concrete blocks are manufactured in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and textures so that no matter what your vision is, you’ll be able to find a block that works for you.
If you’re planning a landscaping project that includes adding or repairing a retaining wall, you may be wondering what type of material to use. Concrete block is a popular choice for many homeowners because it’s durable, affordable, and easy to work with. When compared to other options, such as poured concrete or stone, a concrete block wall has a lower material and installation cost.
4 Reasons To Use Concrete Walls For Landscaping
A concrete block retaining wall is one of the most versatile landscaping tools that can transform almost any yard. There are a variety of ways that concrete barrier blocks can benefit your yard. Here are some of the most common uses for concrete block retaining walls:
- Limit Soil Loss- Installing a concrete retaining wall on your property is a great way to prevent soil loss due to erosion. A concrete retaining wall is highly resilient to extreme weather conditions that often cause erosion.
- Helps With Flooding- If you live in an area that is prone to flooding, a concrete retaining wall is a great way to provide a barrier to hold back flood waters and direct the flow of water away from your home.
- Increase Usable Space- If your property has a steep slope that is limiting the use of your outdoor space, concrete blocks for retaining walls can increase your usable space by building up a patio or carving out a large, flat space on the side of the slope.
- Decoration- Decorative concrete blocks are a great way to give your yard some added personality. Use concrete blocks in raised garden beds, patios, and outdoor kitchens, and highlight natural features in your yard, like trees, ponds, and paths.
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Why Choose Block-Lite?
Block-Lite is a 3rd generation, family-owned, and operated business that prides itself on providing our customers with high-grade masonry and hardscape products, that are durable and sustainable. If you are in Northern Arizona and searching “concrete blocks near me” contact us today to see how we can help you upgrade your outdoor space!