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Solution to Limited Distance for Excavation

When you need a retaining wall in a cut situation but have limited distance for excavation, do not rule out segmental block. By using stabilized aggregate (a.k.a. no-fines concrete or permeable concrete), the system depth can be significantly reduced to about 40% of the wall height vs. about 75% for geogrid reinforcing. The stabilized aggregate material is ready-mix concrete without sand (just Portland cement and gravel), so it both increases the mass to allow the wall to be a gravity structure and also provides drainage. There is no geogrid or stone required, just block and ready-mix concrete. This technology is being used more widely as sites become increasingly constrained and walls are against property lines. It is also a great solution when there are obstacles behind a wall such as an existing wall, rock or utilities.

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York Building Products

We know you have many choices when it comes to selecting building products for your project. For more than 75 years our manufacturing focus has been on producing products of the highest quality, and some of our earliest innovations are now standard practice for the industry. We’ll
make it easy for you to understand and choose our products with confidence. And with manufacturing facilities throughout the Mid-Atlantic and a network of established dealers east of the Mississippi, we have the production know-how, distribution expertise, and over three quarters of a century of manufacturing knowledge to make your project run smoothly … and look beautiful.