Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 43
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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 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 5.0 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by colipnindy Nice look but unless on sale pricey blocks, Makes Nice Firepit!
Bought 96 of these blocks (set up the base in the store on the ground as a reference. I figured how many row heigh I wanted and purchased the blocks. I got home and set up and didnt notice these have a lip on the bottom to keep them from sliding forward if using as a wall. so on some of them I had to chip away the bottom lip becuase as we starting going higher the blocks started scootin inwards. I thought it was going to be a round pit straight up but it actually ended up angeling inwards as a teepee style design which is nicer then I imagined. We didnt add a top cap as I didnt have a masonry saw and it would needed a lot of cuts being a 360deg circle for the pit. but it turned out very nice and everyone is envy of the pit!
I also added a block sealer to it to give it a wet look. These blocks are very dry/ashy looking and once you spray some block sealer on it boy the colors pop out and give it that wet look!! I would highly recommend spraying with some sort of block/concrete sealant as it just makes these blocks look awesome!
April 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrsBrownBear Beautifully transforms your yard
If you're doubting this product put your mind at rest. My husband used it to beautify our back yard almost 3 years ago... Our back yard has never been the same since. I absolutely love it!! It especially looks good after a coat of wet-look sealer/ gloss (which the photos lack). My husband had left a small section unfinished that I completed a year ago. I'm not an expert; I followed his verbal directions and think it came out OK.
March 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JilltheCat Great to Work with and Great Results
This is the best looking and easiest to use wall block I've tried.
August 9, 2012