A machine-installed wall with the look of hand-placed units. The combination of unit-size, design and a patent-pending installation clamp gives you unrivaled installation productivity, making SonomaStone one of the most efficient heavy-duty retaining wall systems available today.
Applications – Structural retaining walls for large embankments.
Capacity – Gravity walls up to 13’ (4m). Geogrid reinforced walls up to 39 ft. (12m). Refer to site engineer’s specifications for exact installation requirements.
Recommended Base Stabilization – one layer of DriveGrid™ stabilization grid between subgrade and base material. Use under Standard Base or Permeable Base.
Standard Base – Min. 6” – 8” of ¾” Crusher Run gravel (any road base standard in accordance with ASTM-D2940) compacted to 98% Standard Proctor Density (SPD).
Alternative Permeable Base – Min. 6” – 8” of ¾“ clear open-graded stone compacted to achieve full particle lock-up and consolidation. (Clear open-graded does not compact but does consolidate slightly by rattling the particles together.)
Leveling – Install directly on a compacted granular base. Install level end to end as well as front to back. Poured concrete leveling pads, reinforced with rebar, are also a great way to accomplish leveling, especially for larger installations. You must ensure that the concrete is poured and finished perfectly in order to achieve a good visual appearance.
Connection – features a tongue and groove connection. Use appropriate concrete adhesive for connection between units where the key has been removed or for corners. Always read adhesive manufacturers’ directions prior to gluing.
Handling – This is a mechanically placed wall system. Special clamps for lifting are available for use during project.
Coping - This wall requires the SonomaStone specific coping. Coping attaches with tongue and groove connection. No adhesive required.