Step Downs

Ending your
retaining wall with ease.
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retaining wall step down - gradual

Gradual step down: use half-high blocks


retaining wall step down - corner block

Full course step down: use corner blocks


retaining wall step down - planter

Step down doubles as retaining wall planter


retaining wall step down - curve

Step down curves with retaining wall

Stepping Down Your Retaining Wall

One of the unique benefits that sets Allan Block apart from other retaining wall systems is a great variety of options for ending and stepping down retaining walls. With Allan Block, you can turn retaining wall ends into the hillside with smooth flowing curves, corners or simple step downs. No other wall system gives you as many choices for finishing off your retaining wall project.



Patterned retaining wall with step downs

Patterned retaining wall with step downs


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retaining wall turn-in planter

Curved turn-in doubles as a planter


Retaining wall curves into the hillside

Retaining wall curves into the hillside


Retaining wall turns into the hillside

Retaining wall turns into the hillside


Retaining Wall Turn-ins

The simplest and easiest method of ending an Allan Block retaining wall is to use smooth flowing curves that turn back into the hillside. The benefits of curving the retaining wall back into the hillside include:



Retaining wall with turn-ins

Retaining wall with turn-ins


Fieldstone Step-Down Step 1

Modify half an anchoring unit by removing lip to secure facing unit


Fieldstone Step-Down Step 2

Install the half anchoring unit


Step Downs with AB Fieldstone

Creating a step down is similar to building an outside corner as it uses the same facing units that are manufactured with a textured side and has the same placement of the anchoring units.

AB Fieldstone retaining wall step down

AB Fieldstone retaining wall step down


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