Basalite Model # 100027553 Internet # 100599771 Store SKU # 942643 16 in. Tan/Charcoal Retaining Wall Block
Pleasanton, CA store -- I'm about 12 miles away
Also, can I receive a discount for ordering in quantity?
Yes, I called & ordered mine over the phone last week, & they were delivered on Friday am. However, it took 2 calls, as the first time the person taking the order misunderstood & calculated how many I'd need. It is a 3 sided wall, with the 2 shorter sides being 9 ft long & ~ 3 feet high. The calculation was for 9 feet tall (high) as opposed to 3 feet tall!! Big difference. The point being, be very clear in your description whether over the phone or in person.
Good to know...the blocks I received, fr San Ramon/Danville location, were not nearly as dark as the photo. I'd call them tan, with a speckling of "charcoal", whereas the photos online...to me anyhow...appear almost all charcoal, with spattering of tan.
They charge a delivery fee, & a $15 per pallet deposit. The deposit is refundable when the pallets are returned. Not sure how I'll manage that in my SUV, but since I still think there are far too many blocks, they may have to come pick up the leftovers....for which they charge a "Pick-up fee" which is exactly the same as the delivery fee. I'm about 7-8 miles away from them, but I think it's a standard fee.
They did not give a discount despite my purchasing 3 pallets + 20 additional (which I told him not to include). I sent one pallet back, but haven't seen the price adjustment yet. They are NOT scored for "easier" breaking down the middle (front to back) which makes no sense to me, since you will inevitably end up needing a partial block on the ends. They are scored for "easier" breaking from side to side, but we haven't needed to break them that way. Oh, be sure to get a rubber mallet for leveling. One or two cracked under a metal mallet.
Lastly, they said we would not need caps. However, they fit together with big gaps on each side, which widens toward the back, so I'm online tonight looking for caps. I don't see how that is going to be a good "topper" appearance, unless we alternate them to fit the sides tightly.
Date published: 2016-01-23