Basic Installation

How to build
a retaining wall.
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Install the First Course

Install the first (base) course


Level and Align the Blocks

Level and align the blocks


Backfill Wall Rock & Infill Soils

Backfill wall rock & infill soils


Compact the Retaining Wall

Compact the retaining wall


Install the next course

Install next course


Level and align blocks

Level and align the next course


backfill and compact

backfill and compact


How to Build the First Course (Base Course)

start retaining wall at the lowest elevation

Start retaining wall at the lowest elevation

How to build the base course

Video: How to build the base course



If you are building with AB Fieldstone that uses recycled materials, go to AB Fieldstone installation

Backfilling and Compaction

Backfilling and Compaction

Video: Backfilling and Compaction

Additional Courses

Learn more on building a patterned retaining wall.

Stack Blocks with vertical seams offset

Stack Blocks with vertical seams offset

How to build a gravity wall

Video: How to build a gravity wall


Install facing unit

Install facing units


Level and align facing unit

Level and align facing units


Install anchoring unit

Install anchoring units


Backfill and compact

Backfill and compact


Base Course for AB Fieldstone




Install Wall Rock and Backfill Materials

Backfill with wall rock

Backfill with wall rock

Remove All Excess Wall Rock Material

Remove all excess wall rock material


Compact block cores, wall rock and backfill materials

Compact block cores, wall rock and backfill materials


Finish with capstones and secure in place

Finish with capstones and secure in place


Additional Courses for AB Fieldstone

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