soldier course

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by hewitt64, Mar 29, 2001.

  1. hewitt64

    hewitt64 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    actually im wondering if you guys cut the brick itself or just piece it. I always cut one and then move the `next one so the hole course is one.I here they are making already formed courses. Another thing is i was wondering is what is the best retaining wall block you guys use.
  2. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,276

    Hewitt, I thought I was with ya, but it seems I'm not. I don't understand what you're asking. What do you mean by 'the hole course is one.' I'm not sure 'one' of what? And pre-formed courses - soldier courses? That seems unlikely, as it'd limit your design ability.

    As for retaining wall block, I like Versa-Lok, but will install whatever's required (though I usually at least try to get them to think about Versa-Lok). Pisa II is cool, too, but we don't have much access to it here.
  3. kermit

    kermit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    We used the preformed soldier course by Permacon. It worked great, you could cut any bits that weren't quite right for the curve. They have stopped making it this year, say there wasn't enough market for it. We also use aluminum edging but it is more expensive. We're trying the new Celtic curb this year and i guess we'll see how it works out.
  4. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,361

    Kermit, have you started using the Celtic edging yet? Its not available here until at least next week. Let me know how you like it.

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