Different Types of Block

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by jbell36, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
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    what type of block do you guys prefer when building retaining walls? we have a great supplier in my area that deals with versa-lok...i know there are others out there like allan block but i'm curious as to what some of you guys that do this every day use? and certain types of patterns? mosaic from versa-lok with the weathered block is one of my favorites...
     
  2. snopro321321

    snopro321321 LawnSite Member
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    I have had great luck with county block with the pins
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  3. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    a lot of it has to do with what part of the country youre in. I use Cambridge, I'm pretty sure theyre only on the east coast
     
  4. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
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    Yeah that's very true...even versa-lok being a nationwide company sells different colors throughout the nation...I got a catalogue from the company that sells VL in in town and liked a certain color of block they had on the cover but they don't offer that one here, don't quite understand but whatever...are most walls built with a "system" like VL with the pins or do most just use standard block with adhesive?
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  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    for true retaining walls - Cornerstone

    decorative stuff - Nicolock Colonial and Techo Mini Creta
     
  6. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    DVS, do you see/use cambridge at all down in your hood?
     
  7. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Cambridge? You mean the paver manufacturer with the owner doing the commercials who's voice sounds like a Mafia king pin?

    Not really. Cambridge tried to break into this area, but never really got off the ground.
     
  8. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    yea thats the guy. Its real big up here in NY, probably bigger than nicolock. pushing lots of outdoor living stuff as well as their new ledgestone pavers
     

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