Returned 10 pallets of retaining wall block on Friday!

kimmers71May 8, 2005

The driver was not happy with me!

He had three off the trailer and put in their spot. I'm looking at these things going "What the heck are they?" "Where's the front?" They were two and a half feet long! They're only supposed to be 12" wide! How the heck am I supposed to turn a corner with these? They weighed darn near 100 lbs! So I tell the driver, don't take any more off the truck and call the salesman. He's not in, talk to a different, very nice man. He says you need to split them in half with a chisel. WHAT???? I say "You have got to be kidding me." I was in tears, I was so upset. No one told me this! So I need to pick out different block for the retaining wall. Something I don't have to break apart!! Why me.

The trench has been dug for 3 freakin' weeks. I want the darn wall in!!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Who ordered the blocks? We ordered some and they were 12" wide. Sorry you're having trouble, kimmers.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2005 at 10:32PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Sophie Wheeler

All landscape blocks will need some chiseling to intall, even if it's just the bottom or top course. I can understand you not wanting to deal with 100 lb. blocks though.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2005 at 11:00PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I'm having Just-Get-the-Dang-Wall-In-Syndrome, too. I think I might implode if it was delivered and had to be sent back. What are you using?

    Bookmark   May 8, 2005 at 11:41PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

allison - I ordered the blocks but had no idea they were double units. It was never explained to me.

Darcy - They were Unilock's Pisa II blocks. It looks like the Roman Pisa are sold in single units and this may be what I get instead.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2005 at 8:50AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Did you ever finish the wall?

    Bookmark   September 13, 2005 at 10:39PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Anyone have experience with Dow's Thermawrap R5.0?
We are in the planning stages of building a home in...
Well Water
For those of you with well water only. What systems...
Bank help: What is a 442 Appraisal?
We thought we'd found a great construction loan program...
Floorplan Feedback-I think we're getting close!
This is the upstairs. The office in the lower corner...
Custom floorplan looking for some feedback/suggestions...
Basement: I've been leaning toward making the theater...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™