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Where to buy retaining wall block

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by flykelley, May 4, 2008.

  1. flykelley

    flykelley LawnSite Member
    Posts: 186

    Hi Guys
    I do not do Hardscape, but my wife wants me to install retaining wall around the flower beds in front of the house. She wants me to buy them at HD or Lowes. The run about $1.29 a block for a 12 inch split block. I want to buy them from my local landscaping supplier for $2.00 a block which are made by uniblock. I am of the mindset that the unblocks are a better quality block and will last longer and look better. So what are your thoughts, HD or the local Landscaping supplier? Why is one better than the other?

    Thanks Mike
  2. Isobel

    Isobel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 548

    do you mean Unilock? I would trust unilock over box store retaining wall block anyday.

    The one I really like is Keystone.
  3. flykelley

    flykelley LawnSite Member
    Posts: 186

    Yes the brain wasn't work well this am. I did mean unilock. I will look at Keystone also.

    Thanks Mike
  4. btnj47

    btnj47 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 281

    If You Can Find A Techo-bloc Dealer I Would Use Them. Great Block Great Quality Awsome Look
  5. North Woods Hardscaper

    North Woods Hardscaper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    I use nothing but Versa-Lok. They make em in your neighborhood at:

    Grand Blanc Cement Products Co
    P.O. Box 585
    Grand Blanc, MI 48439
    (810) 742-5500 phone
  6. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    Mike, unilock or versilok or alanblock. All great blocks. Dont get that HD crap.

    Check http://www.phoenixstoneco.com/

    Its in MT. Clemens, but im almost positive it'd be worth it for you depending if your on a budget or not.
  7. flykelley

    flykelley LawnSite Member
    Posts: 186

    Hi Mark
    I ended up buying Fendt Garden wall. It is the same company that supplies the link above that you sent.

    Thanks Mike
  8. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    Do you really need a retaining wall? Are you holding back soil, or just making a stone border along your flowerbeds?

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