i just started today a 35 ft retaining wall, using 410 pcs of hanson rb wall. These bolcks you need to split yourself, they won't split them before they sell. I don't mind the splitting there is nothing too it. but still time consuming. Also ever ******* block has overspill of concrete on the tops. they all need the damn **** chipped off with chissel and hammer. i wanted to use AB junior for this wall as it is able to hold up the same, and looks exact same. And don't have this stupid spliting **** and chipping of concrete off of edges. When putting in the base layer and the rest of the layers, i need to chip the sides of each blok so that i can put the level to check them. Also need to chip the sides so that when i put the next layer on it will sit flush and level. I thought that the block would come already cleaned on the sides, don't mind the splitting much. I am debating sending all 410 pcs back tot he supplier and tell them to get me better condition block or give money back. I wouldve had the base of the wall in today, if it wasn't for screwing with the stupid edges. i only got 5 block put in place. out of 45 block. took way too long and i really got agrevated and decided to go home and relax before i started breaking the block. lol well long story short i am not buying or intalling hanson rb wall ever again. i will always sell the AB junior wall over the hanson from now on. Pics will be posted once job is done tomorrow night hopefully.