Versa-Lok units are available in traditional split-face texture and natural, Weathered look. VERSA-LOK units come in various heights and widths, offering different scales and wall setbacks, for a variety of applications. Also, various units can be combined in one wall to create varied patterns and special accents, such as stripes and insets. The design of VERSA-LOK wall units allows to create smoothly curved walls without the unsightly gaps seen in other systems. Special details, such as top-of-wall step downs, look attractively finished when built with easy-to-modify, solid VERSA-LOK units, plus the following attributes:
- Stable and Durable
Solid VERSA-LOK units are thick concrete wall blocks with no thin sections, no voids, and no small protrusions vulnerable to damage. The setback between courses ensures that VERSA-LOK walls lean back into the retained soil, improving stability. Taller VERSA-LOK walls easily incorporate geogrid soil reinforcement; with proper design walls can exceed 50 feet in height. Solid units also provide improved durability against accidental impacts at the wall base.
- Design Flexibility
VERSA-LOK units are the most design friendly units in the industry and can be modified to accommodate practically any desired layout, including curves and corners. With our solid units you can build a seemingly endless array of special landscape features, such as steps, freestanding walls, parapets, columns, seat walls, egress window wells, planters, bump-outs in walls, or walls along ponds, streams or lake shores. Smaller-scale units, such as Cobble and Accent, blend well with intimate residential settings, while still delivering 12-inch-deep, solid, stable wall faces like the larger Standard unit. Combining Standard and Cobble units provides varying widths. The Mosaic system combines units that vary both in height and width, producing a random, natural stone look.
- Environmentally Friendly
VERSA-LOK concrete units do not create any environmental hazards like some chemically-treated products. Concrete is a sustainable material preferred by architects, designers, and engineers. The National Concrete Masonry Association has more information on sustainable building using concrete masonry.
- Straight Faces
Straight faces give VERSA-LOK retaining walls an attractive classic facing. Straight faces also minimize horizontal surfaces that collect snow and ice, improving freeze/thaw resistance. Straight faces also discourage children from climbing on VERSA-LOK walls, and they eliminate insets or indents at the base of the walls, which are hard to trim and encourage invasive plant growth.
- Freeze/Thaw Resistant
VERSA-LOK retaining walls do not require structural footings below frost. They are built on granular leveling pads and dry-stacked without mortar. As a result the walls retain a slight flexibility that allows them to tolerate freeze/thaw cycles.
- Free-Draining Face
Because VERSA-LOK walls are built without mortar, water can pass through the wall joints to minimize hydrostatic pressure behind walls.