Rated 4.6 out of 5Â by 41
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Bigshaun Beautiful Blocks
Beautiful wall blocks that transformed my flower bed. Once the base level was in this went up very easily. I was going to buy different blocks because of the price, but these were well worth the extra money. Make sure you buy the caps for the top to complete the project to make it look good. The clock itself was easy to split using a mini sledge and 4" inch masonry chisel. I will however recommend a wet saw for the top caps for a cleaner cut. I used a circular saw with a masonry blade and it worked fine, but a wet saw would have been cleaner.
May 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by TyroneShoelaces Don't neglect to use cap blocks with these
I've seen many people use these without caps, but that leaves the angled faces of the main blocks exposed, which spoils the intended stone-resembling effect.
To get the stair-stepped shape this hill required, yet still conceal all angled faces, I split a few cap blocks in half, and sandwiched one half cap between two staggered whole caps to create each step-up, as you can see here.
My method for splitting caps was to notch them with a disposable abrasive wheel on an ordinary 7in circular saw, then tap them with a hammer. I was even able to halve one of the main blocks similarly (for the end of the base course), after notching both sides as deeply as that size wheel would allow (about two inches when new).
May 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by GeminiDragon Good wall blocks... My girlfriend is happy
The blocks were easy to use and with the shape they could easily be positioned in most situations without cutting. I built this wall for my girlfriend and she is very happy with the completed project. We can't wait to start hosting parties in her back garden. I want to find out how to make them look wet all the time.
May 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by josh Easy to do!
Bought this a week ago. My expertise is so low that I had to buy a shovel, mallet (metal), chisel, tamper, caulking gun, caulk. I actually have a level already.
I dug a ditch, put some sand in. Leveled it all out. Laid the blocks with caulk inbetween and in one afternoon but up 16 feet of wall that is rock solid now! Splitting it with a chisel was very acceptable and easy to do (I did feel like a prisoner hammering away at concrete with a chisel though). I have to lay the cap stone and I may rent a saw to do that because I'd like really clean lines on top. Anyway, I have three kids, so I tested it by jumping on it first and it's level.
Some blocks came chipped. That's it. I like the 3 row blocks over the two row blocks.
October 2, 2012