Retaining Walls - Allan Block

Retaining Walls

By Allan Block

  • Release Date: 2012-04-27
  • Genre: Lifestyle & Home
Score: 4.5
From 26 Ratings


This book offers detailed retaining walls installation information on how to plan, design and build residential wall up to 6 ft (1.8 m) high. Learn about the Allan Block retaining wall collections, to find what will look best for your wall project. You will learn how to build small garden or landscape walls up to larger retaining walls. When installed properly they can support conditions that may exist above or below the wall like slopes, driveways or even other retaining walls. There are many photos and graphics shown to give as much information necessary so a properly built wall can be achieved. Learn about basic installation, building curves, corners, stairs, reinforcing taller walls and even how to finish the top of the retaining wall for a professional look that will add great curb appeal for years to come. This book is perfect for DIY's or contractors who want to build quality projects.


  • Great Reference

    By Gundy-5
    Easy reference material that answers and informs you on how to design and build retaining walls. If you are new to this topic or have built retaining walls in the past this book is full of new ideas with clear examples on how to build strong walls that look fantastic.
  • TAB

    By T Bott
    This is a very good document to help understand how to build a beautiful retaining wall. I was very impressed with the ability to see video links on each step of the process. It was very cool to have access to an estimating APP through this book. Great pictures, great graphics, easy to read instructions and many good ideas on what I can do in my back yard. Thanks for making something complicated very inviting to do myself.
  • Retaining walls information

    By Seemenot1234
    Great information piece. I learned a lot from it. I probably will not build my wall but for sure I have a better idea what the contractor will be doing and I can make sure the wall will be build correctly.
  • Retaining walls

    By Oliv14764
    Good information and detailed instructions. Lots of pictures and examples to show how to build a wall. Great piece that I learned a lot from.
  • DIY Kid

    By DYI Kid
    Best reference I have seen. The information is explained and I was confident that I was building my landscape wall the right way. I really like the video links.