Rated 4.6 out of 5Â by 41
Rated 5 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â 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