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Opinions on block

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Billpa, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. Billpa

    Billpa LawnSite Member
    from pa
    Messages: 103

    I’m curious as to what your opinions are on the type of block available in my area. So far I know of three companies products that are available. Rockwood, EP Henry and Allan. I wouldn’t mind opinions on their products in general but at this point I’m mostly concerned about their larger retaining blocks such as the mesa or equivalent 8x12x18

    any reasons to chose one over the other? I believe the clips for Mesa cost $1 per block and probably take just a little longer than a no clip no pin block such as Allan but is there anything else that should sway me one way or the other.

  2. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,284

    Bill, I'm not real familiar with Rockwood or Allan, but I can't think of one EP Henry block I would use on your project (due to cost). Is Versa Lok available in your area? I use it all the time. It gives you the same look as EP Henry Coventry, but about half the price.
  3. Billpa

    Billpa LawnSite Member
    from pa
    Messages: 103

    Mike, I’m not sure, I’ll have to look around some more but I think I’ve hit all the places located in my town, we do have a few other small towns not to far from here so I’ll have to look in the phone book.

    No real specific project in mind right now as the one I have been talking about has rockwood so I’d probably be using that to keep it all the same should I need more than one wall. Reason I ask is I have two other small walls to bid and seems like a pretty profitable side of the business that I’ve been missing out on. In the past I have just turned them away but I see no reason to continue. I know subbing would be an option but I’m kinda fussy and may have trouble finding a company I can trust to do it right every time.


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