Advantages: 1. Relatively light 2. Interlocking vertical 3. Horizontal planes 4. Fully plant supportive 5. Prevents progressive erosion
Specific benefits: 1. Living wall allows plant growth and water drainage 2. Durability 3. Mortar less interlocking walls 4. Layout flexibility 5. Easy to install 6. Specific Advantages: 7. Non polluting and eco friendly 8. Absorbs sound 9. Non Slippery Advantages: 1. Naturally enhance and improve 2. appearance of home. 3. Durability. 4. Enhanced home worth. 5. Wide variation in color and quality. EasyBlock Concrete Retaining Blocks are made of hollow units of uniform strength and dimensions. They interlock horizontally as well as vertically with optional keys or gravel infill, and they contain no air voids. They have a closed vertical and open horizontal surface structure. As such they lend themselves ideally to the construction of both light terrace walls as well as heavy gravity retaining walls. The units can be reversed so that a variety of versatile appearances and features can be created.EasyBlocks are a retaining wall system that combines more advantages than other systems: relatively light weight for transport, interlocking on horizontal as well as vertical plane, reversible to display smooth round face, smooth straight face or split straight face appearance, is fully plant supportive with an open horizontal surface structure, and has a closed vertical surface structure to prevent progressive erosion of compacted backfill. The wall inclination and curvature can be adapted at will to suit site conditions and blocks can be filled with soil, gravel or concrete as required. The range of plant-supportive blocks is suited to create environmentally friendly domestic or industrial installations and support sustainable development in soil stabilization. Walls can range from light or heavy gravity walls to composite retaining. • A living wall: The unique hollow-core design allows you to make plants a part of your wall and allows water to drain back into the ground. Use low-water-use plants to create a landscape that’s sustainable. Plant growth also deters graffiti. • Durability: Concrete will not rot and weaken over time, and no chemical preservatives are required. Blocks can be replaced if damage occurs. • Mortarless interlocking walls: The units are simply stacked up without mortar to provide a cost effective, do-it-yourself system. Can be used for light revetment cladding, medium-to-heavy gravity retaining walls, heavy duty composite walls in combination with earth reinforcing grids (fabrics) or reinforced concrete infill. • Layout flexibility: The half moon interlock easily handles convex and concave curves, and the wall angle can vary from vertical to shallow slopes. Create steps by reversing the block. • Colour and texture: You can choose between a circular, straight or rock face finish. • User Friendly: Units are lightweight for easy delivery, handling and installation, yet heavy in mass when filled with soil, gravel, or concrete. Fence and handrail posts can be set within blocks.The benefits of EasyBlock soil retaining walls are: • Obtainable in different sizes and colours • Reversible units offer variations on elevations • Variable setback allows for a picturesque appearance • Design flexibility to accommodate corners, curves, and stairs • They are plant supportive whether with a rounded or rock face elevation • Low transport cost – lightweight, hollow units • Easy handling for remote site applications • Installed using standard industry procedures • No intricate installation manuals required • Special units and connectors are 1`not required • One-block system; low labour & material cost
There are various types of these systems on the market with elevations ranging from open checker board appearance to closed vertical surface structure and many are plant supportive to varying degrees. Some systems are interlinked, while others interlock on the vertical and/or horizontal plane. All systems rely mostly on inter-block friction to derive a measure of sliding resistance and under ideal conditions that is sufficient to prevent collapse when constructing a gravity retaining wall. Yet, when substantial active lateral earth pressure occurs, considering the slender cross-section of these walls clearly no amount of interlocking or interlinking will prevent such a structure from collapsing.