Reinforced Block Retaining Walls
Reinforced Concrete Lego Block Retaining Walls
We specialise in the design and installation of reinforced block retaining walls. These are the most economical solution for many applications.
The wall construction is very fast when comparing with traditional construction. The wall is reinforced using bars that thread through the blocks into the foundation. The foundation and the wall act together as a cantilever giving the structure strength and the ability to restrain the retaining material.
For more guidance on retaining wall design, download our retaining wall design guide. This will give you all the information you need. We can also support you using our years of experience designing and constructing retaining walls.
How To Build a Block Retaining Wall
The design table below shows an example of the wall heights. We can design walls for many civil engineering problems using reinforced block retaining walls.
Depending on the height of the wall, the wall can be built using either a Virtabloc or a Stackablock.
Virtabloc is used for wall heights from 1.8m to 4.8m. The dimensions of this block are 600mm wide x 600mm high x 1800mm, 1200mm and 600mm long. The smaller lengths allow for bonding. The walls are built to a modular of 600mm. For more technical information about the blocks click on the technical information buttons below.
Stackabloc is used for wall heights from 5.6m to 6.4m. The dimensions of this block are 800mm wide x 800mm high x 1600mm, and 800mm long. The smaller lengths allow for bonding. The walls are built to a modular of 800mm.
The design of a retaining wall requires knowledge of the retaining material, the water table, the ground bearing capacity and any site constraints. The design requires a ground investigation and a structural engineer to ensure the design is fit for purpose.
We offer a full design service from carrying out the ground investigation to final working drawings. Complete our contact form or call us on 07896 246 224 and we will support you and your project.
Retaining Wall Design Guide
To lean more about retaining wall design and construction using reinforced concrete blocks download our guide.
The guide will give you details on:
- How retaining walls can fail
- How to design them so they do not fail
- Gravity retaining walls
- Reinforced block retaining walls
- Inclined retaining walls
- Reinforced earth retaining walls
Wall Guide Download
Get a Quote
We can give you a quotation for the supply and delivery of the blocks only. Alternatively, we can give you a proposal for design, supply and installation. You can request a call back by completing our form on the contact us page or call the number below during normal office hours.
FREEPHONE 01824 709102
If you require some support with your project feel free to call the number above or complete our CALL BACK FORM and we will get in touch with you. The more you tell us about your project the more we can help you.