Anyone heard of Rockwood????????

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by forestfireguy, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 601

    We've been approached by Rockwood to use thier line of Pavers and Walls. Does anyone have any expierience with them, or actually seen their line?? We just recieved literature. If you have any comments, please let me know what they're deal is.....
     
  2. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 819

    They contacted me a few years back. At that time they were putting out a "giant keystone" 2' x 3' block that you didnt need grid for. There rep never got back to me so we didnt install any of there stuff.
     
  3. AceFinish

    AceFinish LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    Yah we use alot of their wall block for doing large walls. We love it. Easy to work with and looks really good when your done.
     
  4. patpls

    patpls LawnSite Member
    from Mn
    Posts: 80

    Rockwood are big here in Mn and the reps are good. They are releasing some paver slabs that will do well this year too. I've never had a problem with their quality either.
     
  5. North Woods Hardscaper

    North Woods Hardscaper LawnSite Member
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    This is from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune 3/9/08:

    Anchor gets a win
    After a nine-year dispute and despite recent trends making patent infringement cases more difficult, Minnetonka-based Anchor Wall Systems won a $24.2 million patent case in federal court in Minneapolis last week. The jury found that Rockwood Retaining Wall Systems of Rochester, its owners and affiliated companies infringed on Anchor's patented system for pinless, mortarless retaining walls.

    Anchor was represented by Carlson, Caspers, Vandenburgh and Linquist, a Minneapolis firm that specializes in intellectual property cases.

    The verdict came after a three-week trial.

    http://www.startribune.com/business/16403006.html
     
  6. jreiff

    jreiff LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 402

    Ouch, not money on that.
     
  7. ALLoutLandscaping

    ALLoutLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    yea i was gonna say rockwood its getting there ass handed to them by anchor, i used to work at a landscape supply store, lets just say i have seen more broken block off of a fresh pallet than i have at a jobsite with alot of cuts, just my opinion, not designed real well either.
     
  8. Paver Gangster

    Paver Gangster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    patented system for pinless, mortarless retaining walls.

    . . . . . . with no positive connection to the geogrid

    These two companies can sue each other all day long. Its a battle over fool's gold. Lipped systems are inadequate for structural retaining walls requiring geogrid

    Consider true Keystone, Versa lock and other pinned systems instead for higher walls
     
  9. SCL

    SCL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 543

    I'm gonna disagree on the connection theory. RW does not work on a rear lip system, but rather an integral locking bar in the middle of the block. I've used several types of block on several thousand feet of wall, and RW is my go to block. JMO but I like it!
     
  10. steve5966

    steve5966 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 210

    We used Rockwood years ago for one wall, I didn't like the way it worked with curves. I don't know if it changed since then.

    Gangster, you are mistaken in your assessment of lipped systems.
     

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