Advantages of Using Modular Block for Your Retaining Wall

While natural stone can make a beautiful retaining wall, there are some advantages to choosing modular blocks. Man-made modular blocks are easily available and are very durable for building stable structures for landscaping, including retaining walls. If you are planning on building a retaining wall as a summer project, consider these advantages of using modular blocks versus natural stone.

  • Uniform size. One of the biggest advantages of modular blocks is that they are easy to stack and build with due to their uniform size and shape. Modular blocks come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but whatever you choose, every block will be the same.
  • Curved walls. If you want to build a curved retaining wall, modular blocks are an excellent choice. You have more flexibility in design shapes with formed blocks that can be easily stacked in different designs.
  • Low maintenance. Modular block retaining walls do not require mortar and are easy to maintain once they are in place. Without mortar, you will not need to worry about the blocks cracking, which is another advantage.
  • Affordability. Last, but certainly not least, modular blocks are an affordable alternative to natural stone. With the extra money you save on your retaining wall, you can plan another project for your yard this summer.

Both natural stone and modular blocks are viable options for building your retaining wall, but if you are looking for an affordable, versatile material, modular blocks may be a good choice for your project. Talk to your local landscape supplier that offers modular block and natural stone to determine the best material for your new retaining wall.

Posted on behalf of:
Alliance Stone
5420 Campground Rd
Cumming, GA 30040
(404) 759-0617