Archives for January, 2019

York Building Products Supports Another Eagle Scout Project

Boy Scout Evan Cashman from Lake Meade Troup 88 in East Berlin, PA, chose to build a retaining wall at the East Berlin Community Park for his Eagle Scout project. The retaining wall would surround a large flower bed and illuminated flag pole.

After approval was given by the park board, Evan then needed to acquire the material and provide the labor to complete the project.

Park Board member, Doug Sheaffer of York Building Products, offered to help. After a few meetings with Evan and his father Rick, York Building Products donated the Keystone Retaining Wall block to build the 15’ x 15’ square retaining wall around the flower bed and flag pole.

Evan and his crew did an excellent job! York Building Products was honored to work with Evan on his project. Congratulations Eagle Scout Evan…FINE JOB!

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.

stabilized aggregate screenshot

2019 CSI Exhibitors’ Show- Richmond, VA

Construction Specifications Institute – Exhibitors’ Show

Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 8A-4P
BOOTH 8
Westin Richmond Hotel
6631 Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230
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