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POLL : Allan block or Versa-Lok ?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by neversatisfiedj, Oct 13, 2005.


Allan Block vs. Versa-Lok

  1. Allan block

    6 vote(s)
  2. Versa-Lok

    15 vote(s)
  1. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    :pumpkin: Head to head competition !
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,602


    Cornerstone all the way.
  3. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    DVS nice pics of that pool job. A+ ! What is the cost of Cornerstone ? I have found A/B and versa-lok to be the most economical.
  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,602

    thanks for the compliment!

    The Cornerstone is $5.06 / block, which 1 block is 1 sf.

    Manufactured by York Building Products.

    See, I never gave a RATS A$@ about block. To me block was block. Some are heavy and some are......heavy.

    Then I attended a seminar last winter and the creator of Cornerstone (Vern)was there speaking. And let me tell you, he was VERY VERY interestering to listen to. the guy is super super smart. And very down to earth. His level of knowledge, intelligence and creativity is just unbelievable.

    See, he has a large company that builds walls. So he took his field experience and developed a block, which he sells manufacturing rights to.
  5. cedarcroft

    cedarcroft LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    how are the cornerstone blocks for VERY large structural retaining walls? I checked out there website and they said the 200 series was good for walls over 6 ft but I was wondering if they are OK for 15-20' walls. any experience w/ that?
  6. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    I love alanblock, but I dont like the caps that much
  7. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Messages: 784

    belgard walls! i think they look a bit better. but then again i dont know the full product lines from either
  8. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    Very good. 5 bucks a block is where I like to be. The customers I have had this year all like to stay in a certain range. I could care less either but Allan Block and Versa-lok are in the same price range , and now I've learned that cornerstone is in that range as well. DVS where do you get your block ? I am doind a wall in 3 weeks and may try cornerstone.

    UNISCAPER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,426

    Keystone. That's all you need to remember.
  10. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,602

    Cornerstone can be used for ANY height. 50 feet high - No problem. Just engineering needs to be done.

    Belgard's materials (celtik. Which we use on almost all our patio jobs) are only good for up to 30-inches. Celtik is for architectural applications.

    Never Satisified: Cornerstone is manufactured in Frederick by York Building Products. You can buy it from them and they will deliver. They even have a few blended colors. They can sell you the caps, glue, and grid too.

    Cornerstone uses no clips or pins. The cores are hollow and you fill them with 3/4 inch gravel as you build the wall. Cornerstone is also a little lighter in weight due to the hollow cores.

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