Segmental Block Retaining Wall Systems
Value, Style, Durability
Segmental retaining wall systems (SRWs) or segmental retaining wall blocks are an attractive and economical solution for many site grade separation needs. From simple landscape walls to retaining soils for parking lots, various commercial applications, or even tiered structures in excess of 40 feet tall, these engineered systems have excellent performance history.
With over 25 years of experience and millions of square feet of successful installations, Slaton Bros, Inc. can help you select and engineer the system that is best suited for your project.
An Attractive, Economical Solution
Segmental block retaining walls are a staple of residential, commercial, and even industrial construction. The walls consist of modular concrete blocks that are designed to interlock. The interlocking mechanism makes installation very simple and fast, which leads to savings for our clients.
SRWs also look great in a variety of applications, from residential to industrial settings. Our walls come in a variety of shapes, textures, colors, and sizes, so we can find the perfect design for your needs.
SRWs offer historically proven durability when constructed using quality fills and wall components. In fact, some techniques used in modern SRW construction date back to structures like the Pyramids of Egypt, Great Wall of China, and other long-lasting structures. Segmental block retaining walls offer a great blend of value, style, and durability.
The Benefits of Segmental Block Retaining Walls
Segmental retaining walls can be found all over the globe, and for good reason.
- Fast installation with minimal heavy equipment demands
- No need for footing
- No reinforcing or mortar needed
- Many colors, textures, and sizes available
- Adjustable to various grades
The Types of Segmental Block Retaining Walls We Have to Offer
Segmental block retaining walls come in two basic types: gravity segmental retaining walls & soil-stabilized (Reinforced) segmental retaining walls.
Gravity SRWs use the weight of the wall and the interlocking mechanisms to resist the lateral force of the soil behind it. Soil-stabilized SRWs, in addition to gravity, uses a reinforcement in the soil itself to increase the retaining capacity of the wall. Soil-stabilized SRWs are utilized when gravity SRWs are not expected to provide enough resistance to lateral force.
Slaton Bros, Inc. offers both types of SRWs, where we can provide the perfect wall for your unique project needs. Feel free to contact our office to learn more about the SRWs we offer.
Please see below for a comprehensive list of SRW manufacturers that we work with.
- Allan Block Retaining walls
- Keystone Hardscapes, Retaining walls
- Anchor Retaining Wall Systems
- Rockwood Retaining Walls
- Versa Lok Retaining walls
For Landscapes, Parking Lots, and Tiered Structures
Since segmental block retaining walls can be easily adjusted and adapted to certain needs, they can be applied in various and wide-ranging environments. These retaining walls are also easily tiered, so even site demanding projects can be accomplished using SRWs.
If you are uncertain if SRWs are right for your project, our team can assess your unique needs and help you decide which type of wall is right for you.
Segmental Block Retaining Wall Installation
The SRW installation process, like every other service we offer, begins with meticulous planning on the part of our staff. We visit the site and make a comprehensive construction outline that charts every aspect of the process from start to finish. Once the plan has been approved, site excavation begins, foundation soils preparation and leveling surface established to support the wall. Once elements like gravel, drainage, and proper setting and leveling are completed, the first course of SRW units is installed.
After the first course is safely placed, along with the placement of relevant reinforcement and backfill installed, the process is repeated on future levels until the final elevation is established. Once complete, the wall undergoes a final inspection by our team to ensure every aspect of the wall is installed as per plan.
How Slaton Bros, Inc. Can Exceed Your Expectations
With decades of retaining wall experience, Slaton Bros, Inc. can deliver an unparalleled construction experience for our clients. In the planning phase, every aspect of the construction process is meticulously outlined so clients know exactly what to expect.
Our construction team also places a strong emphasis on communication, constantly updating our clients on the status of their project. Finally, our commitment to safety and proper procedure means you can expect top-quality installation, service, and communication every time we work for you.
We're Ready to Install Your SRW!
Segmental block retaining walls are an excellent soil retention tool but are only as good as the team constructing them. Slaton Bros, Inc. is full of dedicated, proven construction professionals that are ready to work on your project. Contact our Colorado or Texas office today to get started!