Stepping up the Base

Retaining walls
built into a slope.
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Compact and level wall rock

Compact and level wall rock


Excavate and compact next step-up

Excavate and compact next step-up


Compact and level wall rock

Compact and level wall rock


Install retaining wall step-up

Install retaining wall step-up


Building Retaining Wall Step-Ups into the Slope


If you are building with AB Fieldstone retaining wall system, go to AB Fieldstone installation


How to build a retaining wall up a slope

Video: How to build a retaining wall up a slope

Step-up retaining wall into slope

Step-up retaining wall into slope


**For walls under 4 ft. (1.2 m) dig the base trench 18 in. wide (460 mm) and 4 in. deep (100 mm) plus additional to account for the amount of buried block needed.


Install step up with fieldstone 824 assembly

Install step up with fieldstone 824 assembly


Backfill retaining wall with wall rock

Backfill with wall rock


compact retaining wall for next step up

compact retaining wall for next step up


Continue building retaining wall

Continue to top of slope


Building Step-Ups with AB Fieldstone 824 Assembly


Step-ups are most stable when the upper block has sufficient bearing on the lower block. The length of the 824 assembly (if available) provides the flexibility to make this block ideal for this application. If using the 812 assembly, use the instructions listed above.

Step-up retaining wall into slope

Step-up retaining wall into slope with 824 assembly

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