Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 58
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by schweikw Nice quality block
This is a nice upgrade from the standard style retaining wall block. Great color combination/style and adding the capstone really sets it off.
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rpsabq A very doable, rewarding project!
Wanted a corner, raised flower bed without having to do too much cutting or concrete work. The blocks were great to install and the project was done in about 2 half days.
May 10, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Joy Not the same
Have to agree with Patti- these are not the same tan/charcoal blend that was made previously which were beautiful- now mostly concrete gray. Disappointed that you cheaped them down by eliminating the tan blend.
September 29, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Patti Disappointed with this batch- Mostly gray
The color of the blocks were mostly gray with little to no tan as were my previous order which I ordered 3 years ago, disappointed with how much gray which really looked just like concrete with this batch. This was for an additional retaining wall we decided to build around another area of our yard, reason it was ordered 3 yrs later than the original batch which looked much better and not looking like a concrete gray block.
September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PeteG my retaining wall
A little more money but worth the slate look! Im a happy consumer! Used a diamond blade to make the corner cuts.
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Fire pit
I used these retaining wall blocks to build a fire pit. Most kits are about 30 diameter burning area and I wanted a larger area and didn't want to spend hundreds of dollars. I simply modified the blocks by hammering off the lip to flatten each block. A rock hammer tool is ideal for this but a regular hammer will work. The outer diameter is about 5 ft and the inn is about 4ft or 48 inches. The cost of the 48 blocks was about $140. Enjoy the pic and video!
July 29, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by brainhub Easy to work with
I removed one star for variations in the color. As others mentioned, you have to dig through pallets to find what you think the color should be.
Because uncapped stones look too much "DYI" to me due to triangular holes and there are no corner blocks, for best result expect to cut the stones. Diamond blade on a circular saw is your minimum investment. This generates a lot of dust, so be sure to use a respirator and a fan.
I set the top with a mortar and filled a spaces on the caps as if they were tiles. This should be fine for a small area where it doesn't snow.
May 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Enobabe These wall blocks were a snap to install. Once you get the first course leveled, the rest go up like a dream!
These wall blocks were a snap to install. Once you get the first course leveled, the rest go up like a dream! I'm a 55 year old woman who has a desk job, so this is not something I do every day. And yet, I could do this all on my own, except for the cutting of the capstones. I had to hire someone to come to my home and cut them for me. It was an additional expense I hadn't originally planned for, but it was SO WORTH IT!
The stones are gorgeous! The quote we got from a local stonewall company was outrageous ($5K for a 25' wall?), so this was a really budget friendly alternative. We now have 25 feet of seating space in the back yard that we didn't have before.
September 12, 2013