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Precast Concrete: Redi-Rock® Retaining Walls

Precast Concrete, Redi-Rock | Sep 13 / 18

Getting to know the different types of Redi-Rock® retaining walls can help you choose the best precast concrete wall for your specific wants and needs. At Eagle West Cranes, we offer a wide range of precast concrete products, including Redi-Rock® retaining walls, road barriers, Octa-Blocs®, and parking curbs.

What is Redi-Rock®?

Redi-Rock® blocks are made from an architectural-grade precast concrete that features the look and feel of natural stone. Unlike other types of building blocks, Redi-Rock® blocks use a knob and groove design, allowing the blocks to align perfectly without the use of mortar. Redi-Rock® blocks can offer fast and easy installation and can be used in both indoor and outdoor applications.

Types of Redi-Rock® Retaining Walls

Some of the different types of Redi-Rock® retaining walls that can be built using precast concrete blocks include:

Redi-Rock® Gravity Walls

Since Redi-Rock® gravity walls use the mass of precast concrete to resist pressure from behind and improve stability by leaning back toward retained soil, they can be built in less space than traditional small block walls. In many cases, Redi-Rock® gravity walls require no geogrid reinforcement, making them the ideal solution for walls that need to be built close to existing structures.

Redi-Rock® Reinforced Walls

Designed and constructed to resist the lateral pressure of soil, especially in areas with changing ground elevation, Redi-Rock® reinforced walls use the weight of their precast concrete blocks to hold back the earth. This type of retaining wall is ideal for a selection of different applications, including roadways, bridges, and harbour projects.

Redi-Rock® Freestanding Walls

Ideal for parks, historic sites, amusement parks, and residential landscaping, Redi-Rock® freestanding walls are made from precast concrete blocks, featuring the beautiful and natural texture of real stone. This type of precast concrete wall also coordinates well with Redi-Rock® retaining walls and columns and caps, creating a seamless look throughout any project.

If you would like to learn more about Redi-Rock® retaining walls, or if you are interested in one of our products or services (mobile cranes, precast concrete, or industrial moving and other services), please contact Eagle West Cranes at the location nearest you or by filling out a contact form on our website.