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Wall Installation

Craft stunning vertical elements with Unilock retaining wall products. Swap wall stone with smooth or weathered surfaces to create a raised patio, tree planter, or garden border, and trust in the patented U-Cara wall system for maximum flexibility and easy installation.
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How to Build a Retaining Wall
Retaining walls are a critical part of many landscaping projects and must be constructed properly. When planning, you must take into account several factors including wall height, water drainage patterns and more.
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Wall
Engineering
Retaining walls over 39” (1 m), walls holding up steep slope or driveway, or terraced embankments are considered structural elements which require a proper design by an engineering professional. An improperly constructed retaining wall can be a safety hazard and be very costly to repair so it’s important to get it right the first time.

There are many factors which contribute to the design such as product type, height, load, bearing soils, infill soils and global stability of the area around the wall. All these factors must be taken into consideration for a strong and safe structure.

That’s where we come in. Unilock can help you obtain the right engineering for your project. Our affiliation with Risistone, North America’s leader in engineered wall systems gives you access to experienced professionals who can design your wall. Our Territory Managers can help guide throughout the design process. Preliminary designs are generally free. All you have to supply is the site soils information. It’s that easy.
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  • brussels dimensional stone®
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  • pisa smooth™
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  • sienastone™ smooth
  • sonomastone™
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U-Cara Installation Basics
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Explore U-Cara Installation Basics presented by Shaun Breuer of Unilock Michigan. Shaun shares his t...
U-Cara Design Options – Edu-Series 2021
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Hear from Scott Benson, Director of Sales and Training of New England, as he discusses why you shoul...
UTEC – U-Cara Curved Wall Builds
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Understanding the parameters of U-Cara will help you design and construct curved walls. Watch Bruce ...
Certificate Courses
This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of all the aspects of garden wall, step and pillar installation. In this course you will learn about garden wall capabilities, best structural practices, leveling methods and cutting coping. Upon completion of the short exam, a certificate is provided for the student.
Be the first to get up to speed on this revolutionary new retaining wall system which allows complete flexibility for the designer and builder. Upon completion of this course you will understand enough of the basics in order to tackle your first U-Cara installation. If you are a seasoned hardscaper, this course will give you the insights you need to construct almost any U-Cara wall or feature.
Related Literature
Retaining Wall Engineering: Why You Should Have It For Any Wall Over 3.5 Feet
The design of large walls should always be reviewed by a qualified, licensed engineer before construction begins—Unilock recommends this, and it’s required by many municipalities depending on a wall’s height.
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Wall Planner
Birdseye Wall Planner is a simple easy to use online tool that quickly lets you plan out walls and hardscape verticals while capturing specific elevation information for determining accurate product quantities. The easy to use interface will take you from novice to pro in only a short time.
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