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Winner of the internationally acclaimed Red Dot award, U-Cara represents the next generation in vertical construction. Whether your project calls for seat walls, pillars, fire features, steps, water features, engineered retaining walls or more, U-Cara can do the job. It can even be used to clad existing vertical structures. This flexible engineered wall system is comprised of structural backer blocks and decorative fascia panels, offering endless design options along with practical features that make installation easy, fast and secure. Easily build single-sided walls up to 10 feet (3m) high or small double-sided walls. For fast and easy vertical features, consider using the U-Cara Modular System. This aluminum backer framing system enables you to construct complete outdoor kitchens in hours not days, making your project more profitable while saving your customer money at the same time. And now it’s easy to clad unsightly existing features like concrete foundations, stoops or nearby structures using the U-Cara Wall Mount System. Simply affix U-Cara rails to the existing structure and hang your choice of coordinating U-Cara fascia panels for a complete, holistic appearance.
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Shape and size

STANDARD 3" FASCIA PANEL
231mm x 71mm x 60mm
9" x 2 7/8" x 2 3/8"

STANDARD 6" FASCIA PANEL
466mm x 150mm x 60mm
18 3/8" x 5 7/8" x 2 3/8"

Special order

STANDARD 6" FASCIA PANEL
466mm x 150mm x 60mm
18 3/8" x 5 7/8" x 2 3/8"

Special order

STANDARD 6" FASCIA PANEL
466mm x 150mm x 60mm
18 3/8" x 5 7/8" x 2 3/8"

STANDARD 6" FASCIA PANEL PITCH
466mm x 150mm x 60mm
18 3/8" x 5 7/8" x 2 3/8"

STANDARD 6" FASCIA PANEL PITCH
466mm x 150mm x 60mm
18 3/8" x 5 7/8" x 2 3/8"

STANDARD 6" FASCIA PANEL
466mm x 150mm x 60mm
18 3/8" x 5 7/8" x 2 3/8"

CLOSED END FASCIA PANEL
530mm x 150mm x 60mm
20 7/8" x 5 7/8" x 2 3/8"

Special order

CLOSED END FASCIA PANEL
530mm x 150mm x 60mm
20 7/8" x 5 7/8" x 2 3/8"

CLOSED END FASCIA PANEL
530mm x 150mm x 60mm
20 7/8" x 5 7/8" x 2 3/8"

CLOSED END FASCIA PANEL
530mm x 150mm x 60mm
20 7/8" x 5 7/8" x 2 3/8"

CLOSED END FASCIA PANEL
530mm x 150mm x 60mm
20 7/8" x 5 7/8" x 2 3/8"

HALF FASCIA PANEL
233mm x 150mm x 60mm
9 1/4" x 5 7/8" x 2 3/8"

Special order

HALF FASCIA PANEL
233mm x 150mm x 60mm
9 1/4" x 5 7/8" x 2 3/8"

HALF FASCIA PANEL
233mm x 150mm x 60mm
9 1/4" x 5 7/8" x 2 3/8"

HALF FASCIA PANEL
233mm x 150mm x 60mm
9 1/4" x 5 7/8" x 2 3/8"

HALF FASCIA PANEL
233mm x 150mm x 60mm
9 1/4" x 5 7/8" x 2 3/8"

LARGE BACKER
200mm x 150mm x 294mm
7 7/8" x 5 7/8" x 11 5/8"

LARGE/CORNER/PILLAR BACKER
175mm x 150mm x 294mm
6 7/8" x 5 7/8" x 11 5/8"

STANDARD BACKER
200mm x 150mm x 150mm
7 7/8" x 5 7/8" x 5 7/8"

SURE TRACK CORNER INSERT

Applications
Fire Features
Garden Walls
Outdoor Kitchen
Pillars
Structural Wall
Water Features
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CLOSED END FASCIA PANEL HALF FASCIA PANEL SURE TRACK CORNER INSERT STANDARD 6" FASCIA PANEL PITCH STANDARD 6" FASCIA PANEL STANDARD BACKER LARGE / CORNER / PILLAR BACKER STANDARD 3" FASCIA PANEL LARGE BACKER
Layers per Bundle55 - 663463
Per Bundle Section77 - 777 - 63
Soldier LnFt Per Section10.7110.71 - 18.5 - 10 - - 13.78
Lin Ft per Bundle - Soldier74.9574.95 - 129.5 - 69.99 - - 41.34
Units Per Section55 - 121215 - 5621
Units per Bundle3535 - 84841055633663
Units per Layer77 - 141435145621
Units per FcFt0.780.78 - 1.371.373.13.545.663.1
Lbs per Layer206.67206.67 - 290.9274.44758.33498250.11924.5
Lbs Per Section147.62147.62 - 249.34235.24325 - 250.11924.5
Lbs per Bundle1033.331033.33 - 1745.41646.65227519921500.672773.51
Lbs per Unit29.5229.52 - 20.7819.621.6735.574.4744.02
Lin Ft per Layer - Soldier14.9914.99 - 21.58 - 23.33 - - 13.78
Lin Ft per Unit - Soldier2.142.14 - 1.54 - 0.67 - - 0.66
FcFt per Layer9.039.03 - 10.2510.2511.33.969.896.78
FcFt per Bundle45.1545.15 - 61.5261.4933.9115.8259.3220.35
FcFt per Unit1.291.29 - 0.730.730.320.280.180.32
THINGS TO KNOW

U-Cara®

U-Cara is a retaining wall platform which provides for incredible design flexibility and can be used to construct anything from small garden walls to large retaining walls. The backbone of the wall is the backer block and the appearance is created by hanging beautiful fascia panels on the backers.

Applications – Design and build projects such as planters, steps, grill islands, pillars, seat walls, water features and structural walls reinforced with GeoGrid. U-Cara is designed mostly for straight walls, but low curved planters can be made if needed.

Capacity – Gravity walls up to 39” (1m). Geogrid reinforced walls up to 10 ft. (3m). Download the U-Cara manual for detailed information on how to build almost anything. Installation Manual - English (PDF)

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 – U-Cara MUST be constructed on U-Grip Base units or universal base pads. It will ensure improved accuracy and will make for a speedier installation. Additional benefits include long term structural integrity and an overall better appearance. 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 standard backer units or where the key has been removed for corners. Always read adhesive manufacturers’ directions prior to gluing.

Handling – Handle faces with care to avoid chipping edges.

Coping - This wall requires coping. Choose a manufactured coping such as Unilock Universal Coping or any of our natural stone coping options. Install with tight joints or 3/16” gap between units and amend with an exterior latex caulking. Cutting may be required; a diamond blade saw is required to cut coping properly. Glue all coping using a specially formulated concrete adhesive that is strong and will not break down over time. Always read adhesive manufacturers’ directions prior to gluing.

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