Concrete Block Retaining Walls
Concrete Block Retaining Walls are Durable and Aesthetically Pleasing
Shea Concrete Block Retaining Walls are a high performance retaining wall system with the look, scale and durability of massive natural stone. Wall blocks are fast becoming the product of choice for a wide variety of commercial, residential and institutional retaining walls along with demanding water applications.
It's important to note the following about concrete block retaining walls:
- Critical, substantial retaining walls must perform to high standards and the demands of difficult terrain.
- A retaining wall system needs to be versatile and flexible in order to accommodate the unique needs of each particular project site.
- Retaining walls should enhance the aesthetics of the natural surroundings and add value to a property.
Shea Retaining Wall Blocks Make Construction Jobs Easier
Versatility, flexibility, performance and pleasing aesthetics are designed into the Shea retaining wall block product line. Our manufacturing capabilities allow us to manufacture a number of different retaining wall shapes and sizes from each of the basic form types. This efficiency in the manufacturing process helps to make construction easier for the contractors that install Shea concrete retaining wall blocks. In addition, retaining wall design engineers can take advantage of this flexibility to produce a more efficient and economical engineered wall design.
Shea retaining walls are constructed using a wide selection of shapes, each of which is crafted for efficiency in the design of segmental retaining walls for structural performance, durability, flexibility, and aesthetics in the finished wall. These shapes allow designers to incorporate both inside and outside 90 degree corners or curves with virtually any radius down to the physical minimum. Retaining Walls may be finished with caps or special top units that allow greenscape within 4" of the face of the finished wall. The new ReCon freestanding fence and guardrail units give designers even more options and flexibility in accommodating the unique needs of any construction site.
Concrete Retaining Wall Blocks Have Attractive Natural Stone Finishes
The Shea Retaining Wall Block is aesthetically pleasing, with each block having a natural stone finish. The retaining wall block is available in North Shore Granite, Le Sueur County Limestone or the "cut stone" look of the Old World texture. With the exception of "Old World", each finish has several different textures, which prevents excessive repetition in the overall wall. Realistic color may be post-applied with readily-available, natural concrete stains that are easily applied. Your Shea retaining wall will have a natural stone look that will last for years.
Because Shea retaining walls are manufactured as a wet cast concrete product, it may be possible in certain situations to accommodate a limited degree of "customization."