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AB Commercial Retaining Walls Manual

January 7th, 2009 MINNEAPOLIS, MN For complete details on how to build segmental retaining walls for commercial, residential, DOT or others projects using the Allan Block products, see the AB Commercial Retaining Wall Manual. From start to finish this document will guide you through everything you need to know for your project to be successful. Learn how to plan and design out your project before beginning, then use the detailed information, graphics and photos to install a gravity, reinforced or patterned retaining wall.

The AB Commercial Retaining Wall Manual is a very useful tool for everyone involved with SRW projects. Engineers and architects can understand how the system is engineered, use the detailed designs, reinforcement charts and specifications to specify the AB products with confidence. Contractors find the helpful installation information makes their jobs more efficient by saving them time and money. Owners of construction companies are known to be handing out this manual, in English and in Spanish, to their crews when building Allan Block Retaining walls because of the detailed information that is available.

Besides the basic installation information that is available, check out some of what is also included:

  • Building curves, corners and stairways
  • Projects with water, its effects and requirements for proper construction
  • Proper techniques for incorporating terraces
  • Finishing and ending wall options
  • AutoCAD Details on common topics
  • Detailed soil information
  • Internal and external analysis plus design considerations

Allan Block Corporation has been in the segmental retaining wall business for over 20 years, with millions of square feet of their products installed worldwide. The AB Commercial Retaining Wall Manual has the latest and most up to date information available. Visit our website at to view or print your copy, as well as check out all of the other tools and information that are available to help you Plan, Design and Build your next Allan Block Retaining Wall Project.



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