hello, Am finishing up a job that I used tumbled versa-lok on, and must say that I am not completely happy with the product. Very unfriendly to use. I am a person who likes things nice and square, all the block sitting solid on each other, and being able to have a solid to surface to glue on. The tumbled versa-lok seem to have failed me in many of these aspects. Was wondering what you guys think about them: My biggest complaints are these: 1. A lot of blocks are TOO beat up - Some have such huge hunks taken out of them that they can't be used at all. You expect some blocks to be unusuable, but you would have to chuck 1/3 of each pallet if you only used the decent ones. 2. DIRTY - Due to the tumbling process, they are just covered with dust......dust that can't be removed by sweeping or blowing. I glued cap to to them, but am going to keep an eye on how they hold up. It seemed impossible to get the block clean. 3. Large gaps - again, due to the tumbling, I see some huge holes in the wall.....am wondering if dirt/sediment will be forever leaking out of the wall. Also, make it very difficult for construction of such things as stairs and stoops. Will not recommend using again for projects that requre structural intergrity. 4. Cap doesn't match - why they haven't figure it out, I don't know, but why don't they make a tumbled wall cap to go along with there tumbled wall block.....would make sense, right? I actually found a good combination for this though.....used versa lok tumbled in hickory color and found that Techo-blok sandlewood color matched almost perfectly...... I used techo's cap instead.................MUCH nicer than that versa cap, and easier to work with. 5. Cap doesn't sit right - even after trying to use the 'bad block' elsewhere for cuts and what not, I was forced to use some of the battered blocks on the top row. Some spots hard little surface area to fasten the cap to because 1/3 of the block was missing. Those are my main complaints. For my next projects, I will try not to use tumbled versa lok unless I have too. I think, for large walls that are in a distance (not seen close) and what not, they are alright, but for more detailed work, they are just too hard to work with and have no where near the possibilities of the other brands of manufactured 'antiqued' wall stone. Wondering if anyone else has anything to add to this. steveair PS.. I know that tumbled versa lok is not meant to be 'structural' and meant for 'decorative' walls, but they are just a poor attempt of versa lok trying to get into the 'antiqued' market without coming out with a new line of block and using what they have already.