Concrete Block Retaining Wall with Steps

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Old 08-24-05, 07:30 PM
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Red face Concrete Block Retaining Wall with Steps

I am currently tearing out a 3' high retaining wall with steps that was put in several years ago using treated 6x6 timbers. The timbers have started to rot and decay, so I would like to replace the whole wall & steps with concrete retaining wall blocks, the guys at the local home center just kind of shrugged their shoulders when I asked how to build steps into the retaining wall. Any ideas or can anyone point me to some references on this project?
 
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Old 08-25-05, 07:15 PM
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Here is a gallery of photographs showing steps built with concrete retaining wall blocks.

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Perhaps this is what you mean.
 
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Retaining Wall with Steps

There a number of good sites that have many examples. Google for Allan Block, Anchor Wall Systems, Keystone and Versalok. Versalok may have the most applications for square corners and steps.

You can build steps with all the systems and they are all available nationally. There should be one of each within 50 miles of you. They all were developed just a little south of you so the systems work well in the north.

Dick
 
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Old 08-30-05, 09:06 PM
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Thanks for the info

Thanks Chris & Dick for your quick and helpful responses to my inquiry.
I guess I should have learned by now that the sales "help" at the big boxes aren't usually much help at all.
Went to the local Patio Town and got loads of ideas and even some great advice.
Larry
 
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