Is Verti-Block more expensive than Allan Block?
No, A Verti-Block® costs less per sq. ft than an Allan Block when you factor in labour, installation time and square-footage per block. Verti-Blocks® are stronger and larger in size, as well as require less man power to install.
What is a Verti-Block?
A Verti-Block® is a pre-cast concrete block formed with a natural rockface styling that gives it a beautiful and natural look to retaining walls & landscaping. Verti-Blocks® are incredibly strong and versatile thanks to their interlocking design. Featuring a male-and-female style connection, Verti-Block® units ensure you’ll get a secure fit that guarantees the correct amount of setback on every installation. A hollow design saves money by using less concrete and lowering transportation costs. Verti-Blocks® are ideal for a variety of landscaping and earth retaining projects including residential and commercial retaining walls that require strength and style.
A standard Verti-Block® measures 2′ × 4′ × 3′, giving it an 8 sq. ft face – 8x greater than the largest Allan Block. The larger size saves you installation time, as Verti-Blocks® can be placed with small excavating equipment, compared to Allan Blocks, which have to be placed by hand.
Allan Blocks are small and require more bricks to complete a project when compared to Verti-Blocks®. Due to their size, they also have a lower retaining capacity.
What is an Allan Block?
An Allan Block is a type of small landscaping brick or block used for a variety of purposes including: garden beds, terraced beds, small retaining walls and walkways. Allan Blocks are typically used to create garden beds with low walls.