Oldcastle Retail - Oldcastle 12" Castlewall (Walls and Caps) Product Demo

Oldcastle 12" Castlewall (Walls and Caps) Features

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    • 12" Castlewall:

      Product Size - 4" H x 8" D x 12" W

      Average Weight - 27 lbs. per piece

      Full Pallet Weight (126 Pieces) - Approx. 3,300 lbs.

      Max Height of Wall - 24"

    • Lip on Retaining Wall Block: The Lip allows you to interlock your Retaining Wall. It also creates a natural 1" Cascade, which enhances the asthetic appeal of the wall.
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    • Castlewall Cap: Due to it's Trapezoid Shape, The Castlewall Cap allows you to create a straight line, or a curved line, so there will be no gaps on the top of your wall.


Oldcastle 12" Castlewall (Walls and Caps) Installation

  • Welcome!
  • Installing a Retaining Wall Installing a Retaining Wall
    • Retaining Wall can add aesthetic appeal to your home.
    • Most Retaining Wall Projects can be completed in one day.
    Safety First
    • Calling the Utility Companies is a Necessary Safety Measure
    • Utility companies check for all underground lines and pipes to ensure your safety.

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  • Prepare and Measure Prepare
    • Use Spray Paint to mark a line to help guide you in your excavation.
    • Tools Needed - Spray Paint and Shovels.
    • Excavating a 5" Depth is the minimum amount.
    • The Deeper the Paver Base, the more stable your wall will be.
    • The trench should be 4" wider than your Retaining Wall Block.
    • Tools Needed - Tape Measure.
  • Preparing the Base Paver Base
    • It's important the Paver Base is compacted to ensure the integrity of the wall.
    • Tools Needed - Shovel and Hand Tamper.
    Leveling Sand
    • Lay the Sand out in 10-15 foot increments to help keep the sand as level as possible.
  • Preparing the Blocks Starting Point
    • Always start the Wall on the lowest elevation side of the trench, not in the middle.
    Remove Lip
    • Knock the Lip off the Retaining Wall for the 1st Layer Only.
    • Tools Needed - Safety Glasses, 2lb Hammer, Masonry Chisel.
  • Installing the Blocks Installing 1st Wall Block
    • Install the Wall with the Lip side facing down.
    • Level the Wall from all angles to ensure stability of the wall.
    • Tools Needed - Level and Rubber Mallet.
    Installing 2nd Wall Block
    • You must level the Retaining Wall blocks with the ones that it touches.
    • This ensures your entire wall will be level.
    • Tools Needed - Level and Rubber Mallet.
    Continue Installing Next Levels
    • Use a Large Level every 5 feet to make sure you are staying on a level course.
    • Offsetting the joints helps keep the wall from falling over.
    • Tools Needed - Level and Rubber Mallet.
  • Finishing Touches Backfill
    • Backfilling the Wall keeps the wall integrally sound.
    • Tools Needed - Shovels.
    Cutting a Retaining Wall
    • Anytime you cut a block, always remember to have your Safety Glasses on!
    • Tools Needed - Safety Glasses, 2lb Hammer, and a Masonry Chisel.
    Securing Top Level
    • Caulk is vital to the walls integrity, and must be used between the top 2 courses.
  • You're Finished!

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