Can concrete blocks be used for a retaining wall?

Add style and support to your yard with a concrete retaining wall. You can build one in just six steps. Concrete blocks are ideal for building walls to hold back the soil after you dig into a slope for a pathway, patio, or another landscaping project.

How do you build a retaining wall with interlocking blocks?

  1. Step 1: Mark the Layout and Dig a Trench.
  2. Step 2: Lay the Base.
  3. Step 3: Lay the Base Course Blocks.
  4. Step 4: Lay Subsequent Courses.
  5. Step 5: Cut Blocks as Needed.
  6. Step 6: Mark, Cut and Install Caps.
  7. Step 7: Install Landscape Fabric.
  8. Step 8: Backfill the Retaining Wall.

How much do concrete blocks cost UK?

How much do concrete blocks cost? On average, 100mm thick dense concrete blocks cost in the region of £1 – £4 per block. For a 215mm thick hollow dense concrete block, the average cost is around £3 – £5 per block.

What blocks are best for retaining wall?

Timber and interlocking concrete-block walls are great DIY retaining wall ideas. Mortared masonry and poured concrete ones are usually best left to a mason.

How do I install an interlocking block?

How To Properly Install Interlocking Concrete Blocks

  1. Determine Your Desired Size Of Concrete Blocks.
  2. Mark The Area.
  3. Dig The Soil.
  4. Lay The Bedding Sand.
  5. Install The Edge Restraint.
  6. Lay The Interlocking Blocks.
  7. Cut The Edges Of The Blocks.
  8. Vibrate Or Sand The Blocks.

Is Blockwork cheaper than brick?

Expensive: Using concrete blocks and render is generally considered less expensive than traditional brick, particularly for new builds. However, rendering an existing home can prove quite costly.

How thick does a concrete retaining wall need to be?

12 inches
Base thickness = 1/8 of the height of the wall but not less than 12 inches. Stem thickness = 6 inches + ¼ inch for each foot of wall height.

How much does it cost to build a retaining wall UK?

Retaining wall installation cost

Type of retaining wall Unit Average cost +VAT
Masonry retaining wall per m² £320+
Reinforced block retaining wall per m² £320+
Timber sleeper retaining wall per m² £245+
Concrete criblock retaining wall per m² £260+

Why choose interlocking concrete blocks for retaining walls?

Manufacturing in a factory controlled environment enables us to monitor the concrete quality and strength. The concrete mix design is typically C40 for the interlocking blocks, however this can be varied if required by the retaining wall design. The main advantage of the interlocking concrete blocks, has to be the speed of installation.

What size interlocking concrete block do I Need?

Interlocking concrete blocks come in a range of sizes, from 2 sections all the way up to 10 sections. 4, 6 and 8 section concrete blocks are the most popular sizes, but you may require different sizes depending on the nature of your project. An 8 section interlocking concrete block weighs 2400kg and measures 1600mm x 800mm x 800mm.

What is re-reinforced block retaining wall?

Reinforced Block Retaining wall – This wall is a cantilever design and uses the foundation base as part of the structural element of the wall. The wall has reinforcement passing through it, that is connected to the foundation toe.

What is a concrete block wall?

A concrete wall built from interlocking blocks is a fast, cost-effective and efficient way to protect against flood waters or water ingress. What Sizes of Concrete Block Does Problock Offer?