Redi-Rock Retaining Wall News

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Voting is open! Apr 22, 2014

Peoples ChoiceVoting is now open for the People’s Choice Rocky Award! Every year, the public gets to choose the best Redi-Rock project from the past year. See which projects made it into the finals! 

Click here to vote.

The winner will be announced in August. May the best project win!

NPCA'sFeaturered Precaster - Eull's Manufacturing Apr 21, 2014

Take a look at the NPCA's "Meet a Precaster" blog series where Eull's Manufacturing is the featured company for the month of April. Check out the blog here

Precast Walls for Benches and Foundations Apr 14, 2014

Philadelphia ZooCheck out this new Redi-Rock case study, which details how Redi-Rock freestanding walls were used to help the Philadelphia Zoo reduce water use on a popular attraction. Read about it here!

Another Phase Apr 07, 2014

ParklandsCheck out another phase of the Parklands project to see why this park system chose Redi-Rock Ledgestone for an overpass headwall. Click here!

First Project for New Redi-Rock Manufacturer Mar 31, 2014

Aas Betong ProjectCongratulations to Redi-Rock's newest manufacturer, Aas Betong, located in Tornes I Romsdal, Norway. The company recently began work on their first Redi-Rock retaining wall project!

Finalist in Ground Engineering Awards Mar 24, 2014

Rhyl HarborCongratulations  to Redi-Rock manufacturer CPM Group, who has been chosen as a finalist in the Ground Engineering Awards for their work on the Rhyl Riverfront project. Winners will be chosen on May 14. Good luck! 

Redi-Rock at CONEXPO - CON/AGG Mar 04, 2014

The Redi-Rock engineering team is at the CONEXPO - CON/AGG in Las Vegas. Stop by our booth through March 8th to see the latest innovations from Redi-Rock!

Solution for a "Grave" Problem Mar 03, 2014

Cemetery RdSee how the KY Transportation Cabinet solved an urgent erosion issue on a roadway bordering a cemetery. The Redi-Rock gravity system allowed officials to repair the roadway without disturbing the cemetery. Read all about it on pg. 38-40 of the March issue of Erosion Control here.

See Rhyl Harbor Wall Weather a Massive Storm Feb 24, 2014

This 24.3 ft. tall Redi-Rock PC System wall in Rhyl, South Wales has been through several huge storms lately, and the project is holding up exactly as engineered! See the wall in action in the video here. See what the wall looks like on a calm day here.

Redi-Rock at Geo-Congress Feb 24, 2014

The Redi-Rock engineering team is at the Geo-Congress show in Atlanta. Stop by our booth through Feb. 26 to see the latest innovations from Redi-Rock!

CE News Features PC System Feb 17, 2014

See why engineers are excited about the Redi-Rock PC System for reinforced walls in the latest issue of CE News! Read the article here.

Retaining Walls for Water Park Feb 10, 2014

Camp Water ParkCheck out this great project from the archives. A camp in Missouri used Redi-Rock to help build a lazy river. Take a look at this project for a little break from winter!

Job Opening Feb 03, 2014

Redi-Rock is seeking a CAD Technician with 0-15 years experience. Find a job description and details for applying at www.redi-rock.com/careers!

Most-Watched of 2013 Jan 28, 2014

2013 just came to a close, and we're excited to announce that the Redi-Rock Positive Connection (PC) Video was the most-watched Redi-Rock video of 2013! You guys watched this video 2, 689 times. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out here!

Revolutionize the Reinforced Wall Industry Jan 20, 2014

Parklands PC System WallWith the Redi-Rock PC System, there’s virtually no chance of a pullout connection failure because the grid wraps through the block. Learn more about this system for building unusually tall reinforced walls here!

Stabilizing Creek Banks After Floods Jan 14, 2014

Coal Creek StabilizationSee how the city of Plymouth, PA used Redi-Rock gravity walls to stabilize Coal Creek after a massive flood. Read the case study here!

PC System Wall for Ocean Marina Jan 06, 2014

Rhyl Harbor - CPMSee how this city in North Wales used the Redi-Rock PC System to reinforce the channel and support a new pedestrian bridge. Check it out here!

Merry Christmas! Dec 24, 2013

The team at Redi-Rock would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We look forward to working with you in 2014!

Get Engineering Questions Answered Dec 18, 2013

Did you know that the Redi-Rock engineering department is available to answer your questions about the Redi-Rock product line and wall design? Call (866) 222-8400 ext. 3010 to talk to structural engineer Bryan Lindfors, PE.

Redi-Rock Team at STGEC! Dec 02, 2013

The Redi-Rock team is networking at the Southeastern Transportation Geotechnical Engineering Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana from Dec. 2 -5. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

New Video: Vertical Walls for Highway Expansion Nov 25, 2013

Check out the newest Redi-Rock case study video to see how the city of Lacey, WA used Redi-Rock gravity walls to expand the highway and create a bridge over a sensitive wetland. See why residents are so happy about this construction project here!

Walls Create Space for New Homes Nov 18, 2013

New England Construction ImageSee how this Mass. development is using Redi-Rock gravity walls to maximize building space and meet the aesthetic requirements of a new development. Great work, Redi-Rock Walls of New England!

New Bridge Supported by Redi-Rock Nov 13, 2013

Just days ago, a new pedestrian bridge at Foryd Harbor in Rhyl, North Wales opened up! This bridge is supported by Redi-Rock PC System walls in the Limestone texture. Redi-Rock free-standing walls also direct traffic leading up to the bridge. The local Redi-Rock manufacturer, CPM Group, did a great job on this project. 

Production Advances for Reinforced Walls Nov 04, 2013

Precast Large Block Design ArticleThe Redi-Rock PC System is a major technological advance in the reinforced retaining wall market. Learn more about what the PC System can do and why it matters in this recently published article from Concrete Plant International magazine. Click here!

Walls Aid Fish Migration Oct 28, 2013

Fish Migration Article ThumbnailSee how these Redi-Rock walls in the UK helped in a stream restoration project that is returning an environmentally damaged area to a place where nature can be enjoyed. This is a great example of how Redi-Rock can be used to achieve great results in unique water applications! Check it out!

Channel Saves Campus From Erosion Oct 22, 2013

Erosion Control Article ThumbnailErosion Control Magazine just published a great article in the Nov/Dec issue, highlighting a Redi-Rock project in Kentucky that helped revitalize a college campus. Check it out here!

Access Wall Analysis Tutorials Oct 14, 2013

Did you know that Redi-Rock offers free analysis software for gravity walls? This is a powerful package designed to help you in engineering Redi-Rock retaining walls. 13 training modules are available to help you get the most out of the software; check them out here!

New Video: How to Replace Failing Walls Oct 08, 2013

Check out this new project video to see how a homeowner used Redi-Rock walls to replace a failing retaining wall below a pool. Watch it here!

Redi-Rock at AREMA Sep 30, 2013

If you are attending the AREMA Annual Conference in Indianapolis this week (Sept. 29-Oct. 2), be sure to stop by and check out the latest technology from Redi-Rock! Members of our engineering team are there to answer your questions. Redi-Rock is a great solution for railway projects, which you can check out here.
If you are attending the AREMA Annual Conference in Indianaoplis this week (Sept. 29-Oct. 2), be sure to stop by and check out the latest technology from Redi-Rock! Member of our engineering team are there to asnwer your questions. Redi-Rock is a great solution for railway projects, which you can check out here. [link to http://www.redi-rock.com/retaining-walls-for-railroads-railways-rail-projects]

7,000 SF Walls Get Traffic Moving Ahead of Schedule: Sep 19, 2013


How To Keep Traffic Moving For Road ConstructionLearn how this Kentucky road construction project kept traffic moving using Redi-Rock gravity walls. Click here!

Welcome Rob Schilke Sep 11, 2013



Redi-Rock Staff Rob SchilkeThe Redi-Rock Team is excited to welcome Rob Schilke, who recently joined the marketing team as the Senior Graphic Designer. Rob is responsible for the visual development of the Redi-Rock brand where he will provide art direction into web design, print design, illustration, and branding.

ASTM Standard Update: Aug 20, 2013

ASTM LogoThe ASTM Precast Concrete Committee is continuing to develop a standard for wet-cast concrete retaining wall units. The engineering department at Redi-Rock is involved in this effort, and you can get an update on the progress here.

New Specs Available Aug 06, 2013

An updated PC System Specification is now available! Click here to check it out. A new Precast Modular Block (PMB) Guide Spec is also now available; access all Redi-Rock specifications here.

Raising the Grade for Bridge Construction Aug 01, 2013

Raising the Grade for Bridge ConstructionCheck out this new Redi-Rock case study, which features retaining walls that raised the grade for bridge construction on one of the busiest bike paths in the country. Click here to see how they did it!

UK Riverbank Repair Jul 24, 2013

UK Riverbank Repair CPMSee how this Redi-Rock wall in the UK replaced a failing wall to protect a town from flooding! Check out this recently published article here.

Redi-Rock Walls for Landslide Repair Jul 22, 2013

Redi-Rock Walls for Landslide RepairSee how this WA city used Redi-Rock walls to replace bridge abutments after a landslide destroyed a roadway. Get the details here!

Article: Emergency Slide Repair Jul 17, 2013

West Lake Sammamish Parkway Article Erosion ControlCheck out this recent article in Erosion Control magazine, which highlights a landslide repair that used Redi-Rock in WA. This project got a busy road back in service quickly! Get the details here.

In the News: Marina Renovation Jul 15, 2013

Caseville Marina RenovationThe Caseville Marina has received several awards over the last year—and Redi-Rock was a big part of that project! Click here to see a recent article and learn how Redi-Rock saved the day for this marina.

Rail Yard Renovation: Value Engineered PC System Walls Install in 4 Weeks Jul 08, 2013

LDH Energy Rail Yard RenovationCheck out the newest Redi-Rock case study to see how engineers used the PC System to create structural walls that could withstand the force of heavily loaded freight trains. Click here for more!

Redi-Rock Walls Withstand Flooding Jul 04, 2013

Coal Creek Redi-Rock WallClick here to see how this PA town restored a creek bed using Redi-Rock walls after serious flooding damaged it 2 years ago. A second flood tested the Redi-Rock walls last week, and the channel performed exactly as designed. Thanks to local Redi-Rock manufacturer Smith Wilbert for sharing this project!

Happy Independence Day! Jun 30, 2013

RR Veterans Memorial -Bode's PrecastWe wish you a safe and happy 4th of July with family and friends! The Redi-Rock offices will be closed Thursday and Friday and will respond to any questions or inquiries on Monday, July 8.

3,000 SF Gravity Channel Revitalizes Campus Jun 26, 2013

Morehead Case StudyOnce an unsightly part of campus, this 9ft. tall gravity storm channel at Morehead State University in KY now keeps storm water from damaging campus—plus it looks great too. Click here to learn more!

How fast can a wall go in? Jun 24, 2013

Kentuckiana Gateway Case StudyThis Lexington, KY project takes “fast” to a whole new level. The owner of this project initially contacted Redi-Rock of Kentuckiana on a Wednesday for a consultation. Less than a week later, the entire 1,400 SF project was permitted, engineered and installed. Click here to see how they did it, and hear what the owner thinks!

Welcome Cayce Armstrong Jun 17, 2013

Redi-Rock Staff CayceThe Redi-Rock Team is excited to welcome Cayce Armstrong, who joined the marketing team just last week as the Technical Marketing Specialist. She will be helping the team with customer relationship management systems, website updates, social media, web data reporting, creating layouts for e-mail marketing, and more.

New video: How To Stabilize Banks Jun 03, 2013

 

Check out the newest Redi-Rock video to see how this town used Redi-Rock walls to stop erosion and improve the aesthetics of this neighborhood.

Thank You May 27, 2013

memorial day retaining wallRedi-Rock would like to thank all the men and women who have died serving our country. We honor all those who have served and are currently serving in the armed forces. Happy Memorial Day!

Tall Tiered Walls - No Problem! May 13, 2013

Parklands retaining walls for road construction - Redi-Rock retaining wallsIf you missed the April edition of Roads & Bridges magazine--here's a peak at an article highlighting the Parklands project that used Redi-Rock PC System walls for a 41-ft. tall tiered wall to create land for a road. Check out the article here!

New Video: True Innovation Drives PC System Apr 29, 2013

Who wouldn't want to take advantage of a system which can yield significantly stronger walls for approximately the same cost as other systems? Learn more about this benefit, plus other advantages of the Redi-Rock Positive Connection (PC) System in this new video from the Redi-Rock engineering department.

Officials Receive Award for Redi-Rock Project Apr 16, 2013

Last week, reps from Redi-Rock International visited Sunbury, PA to present the "People's Choice Rocky Award". Learn more about the project and why it won this award here

Pictured from left to right are: Jim Eister, Sunbury city councilman; Jason Metzger, project manager for HRI, Inc.; Jim California, PE and lead structural engineer on this project from Buchart Horn Inc.; and local Redi-Rock manufacturers Betsy Wisniski and Dan Schlegel of Paxton Precast.

Rail Line Repaired with 15 ft. Tall Redi-Rock Wall Apr 08, 2013

See how the SEPTA rail line in Radnor, PA replaced a rail-tie retaining wall that failed in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. Rail engineers chose Redi-Rock to replace the failed wall, and authorities couldn't be happier with the result. Check out more on this project here!

Meet Engineering Team at Geosynthetics Conference Apr 01, 2013

If you're headed to the Geosynthetics with Southwest Geotechnical Engineers Conference this week (April 1-4) in Long Beach, be sure to stop by booth #142 to meet the Redi-Rock engineering team and check out the Redi-Rock Positive Connection System. It's worth seeing!

Award-Winning Projects in CE News Mar 28, 2013

award winning retaining wallsCheck out the latest issue of CE News to see coverage of the projects that won the Rocky Awards! These are some of the best Redi-Rock projects built this past year. Take a look here!

How to Build a Man Cave Mar 25, 2013

Check out the newest Redi-Rock video to see how this homeowner used Redi-Rock walls to help build his "man cave".

Marina Project Receives Award Mar 20, 2013

A Redi-Rock project was honored in the 5th annual Hardscape North America Project Awards. The Caseville Marina project in Caseville, Michigan was honored as the top project in the SRW Commercial/Industrial More than 5,000 SF category. Congratulations to everyone involved in this project!

ASTM Update Mar 13, 2013

ASTM Large Block Retaining WallsThe ASTM Subcommittee C27 is working on a new standard that will govern large block retaining wall blocks. Redi-Rock's engineering department has been active in working on this update. To see what it entails, read the article here.

Why Connection Strength Matters Mar 05, 2013

When you're specifying or designing a reinforced wall, one of the major concerns is the connection between soil reinforcement and the retaining wall blocks. Click here to see how the Redi-Rock connection compares to other reinforced walls on the market. We think you'll like what you see...

New Video: Tunnel Under Road for Camp Feb 27, 2013

See how this WA camp used Redi-Rock headwalls and wing walls to create a tunnel under a busy highway so that kids could have safe access from one side of the camp to the other. Watch the video now!

WV Paper Loves Calendar Feb 20, 2013

The Putnam County, WV newspaper recently ran an article highlighting the 2013 Redi-Rock Calendar. Congrats to Foster Supply for making it into this year's calendar! Read the article here.

Heartwarming Park Story Feb 18, 2013

Redi-Rock walls were used to help construct this fully-accessible playground for kids with disabilities. In a 2012 contest, this playground was named "best playground" in the area! Watch the video to learn more about this awesome park!

Headwalls in Modern Contractor Solutions Feb 13, 2013

Modern Contractor Solutions magazine featured a headwall project that used Redi-Rock walls to create an aesthetic and structural solution for a Alberta area project. Learn more about the project here!

New Video: Reinforced Wall at Winery Feb 11, 2013

Check out the newest Redi-Rock Video, which details a how a WA winery built 19 ft. tall vertical walls using the Redi-Rock Positive Connection System. Check out the video here!

Freestanding Wall of the Year Feb 06, 2013

walls for stadium renovationThe 2012 Rocky Award for Freestanding Wall of the year was presented to Grand Rapids Gravel or Grand Rapids, MI for walls installed at the Lubbers Stadium renovation at Grand Valley State University. Learn more about the project here!

Welcome, Bryan Lindfors, PE Feb 05, 2013

Bryan Lindfors PERedi-Rock is pleased to welcome Bryan Lindfors, PE to the engineering team! Learn more about Bryan on our staff page here.

Residential Wall of the Year Feb 05, 2013

replacing failed walls at homeCongratulations to Signature Stone of Greely Colorado--winner of the 2012 Residential Wall of the Year in the Rocky Awards for an awesome project that included replacing failed retaining walls at an Aspen area home! Learn more about the project here.

Don't buy retaining walls until... Feb 04, 2013

...you've checked out Redi-Rock. Visit booth N1262 at World of Concrete in Las Vegas this week to see the latest in retaining wall innovation - and why the PC System changes everything.

Who's on the cover? Jan 29, 2013

Check out the cover of the January issue of CE News magazine to see! We'll give you a hint... it's Redi-Rock! The Sunbury Riverfront is on the cover of the magazine. See page 52 for the full case study, or check it out here. This project also won the 2012 People's Choice Rocky Award.

And the winner is... Jan 28, 2013

A huge congratulations is in order for Paxton Precast, who is the recipient of the 2012 People's Choice Rocky Award for the Sunbury Riverfront Project in Sunbury, PA. This project was chosen for the  award in an online vote in Nov. and Dec. Learn more about the winning project here

New Video: Jan 21, 2013

Check out the newest video case study to see how engineers designed a 41' tall Positive Connection System wall for an extensive park system in Louisville. The project included multiple Redi-Rock walls; get a behind-the-scenes peek at the project here!

Redi-Rock Project Named 2012 "Top Storm Water Project" Jan 04, 2013

Nebraska retaining wallsStormwater Solutions magazine has selected a Lincoln, Nebraska project that includes extensive Redi-Rock retaining walls as one of the "Top Storm Water & Erosion Control Projects" of 2012! Congrats to the local Redi-Rock manufacturer Workman Precast and everyone involved in this project.

Have you voted yet? Dec 12, 2012

The City of Sunbury, PA is so excited about being in the running for the People's Choice Rocky Award (and their inclusion in the 2013 Redi-Rock Calendar) that the city's newspaper published an article yesterday encouraging citizens to vote! You can check out the article here!

Be sure to vote for the project YOU think should win! click here.

New Video: Reinforced Walls for Winery Construction Nov 28, 2012

  Check out the newest Redi-Rock video case study! When this Washington winery needed a vertical retaining wall for their new production plant, they chose Redi-Rock reinforced walls. Why? Redi-Rock's Positive Connection System reinforced retaining walls allowed the winery to achieve the vertical walls they required at less cost than poured-in-place walls and with a more aesthetic finish. Watch the video to see how the retaining walls even help improve the quality of the wine!

And the nominees are... Nov 14, 2012

See which 3 projects are in the running for the 2012 People's Choice Award here! The project with the most votes will receive the coveted People's Choice Rocky Award in January. Voting is open through Wednesday, Dec. 12--vote today!

Thank you, veterans. Nov 12, 2012

We extend a heartfelt thanks to all veterans today. Thanks to the brave men and women who have served our country in the past and to those who are serving today, we are privileged with so many freedoms--including the right to vote. Happy veterans day from the team at Redi-Rock!

Multiple batter options for the PC System Nov 06, 2012

Did you know that Redi-Rock reinforced walls have multiple batter options, including a 5 degree batter, 1 degree batter, or 0 degree batter? This allows walls to coordinate with existing infrastructure or landscaping to create a custom solution for your next project. Check out the batter option construction detail for more info, or see other capabilities of the PC System for reinforced walls on our construction details page here!

City Chooses Redi-Rock to Stop River Erosion Oct 23, 2012

How fast can a wall go in?
Check out the newest Redi-Rock case study to learn why the City of Sunbury chose Redi-Rock Ledgestone walls to protect and revitalize its riverfront. This project has gone through several floods without any damage since it was installed! Find details here.

Redi-Rock at Jim Beam Stillhouse Oct 16, 2012

If you haven't heard about the new Jim Beam American Stillhouse, head on over to their website to learn more! The company used Redi-Rock walls throughout their expansion to help level the hilly property and create an aesthetic finish for their new buildings.

New Manufacturer: Eagle West of Abbotsford, BC Oct 09, 2012

Eagle West Redi-Rock ManufacturerWelcome to Eagle West, the newest Redi-Rock manufacturer serving the Abbotsford, BC area! Learn about Eagle West here.

Redi-Rock for Railroads Sep 24, 2012

Check out this recent article in Erosion Control magazine, which highlights a landslide repair that used Redi-Rock in WA. This project got a busy road back in service quickly! Get the details here.Have you seen Redi-Rock solutions for railroads yet? The Redi-Rock PC System is an ideal solution for railroads; Redi-Rock is fast to install, looks great, handles massive live loads well, and even has superior seismic performance. Learn more about the Redi-Rock retaining wall solution for railroads here!

3,900 SF WING WALLS INSTALL IN 2 WEEKS AT KY SPEEDWAY Sep 17, 2012

Wing walls for pedestrian bridge at race trackFollowing a traffic nightmare at the inaugural Sprint Cup race at the KY Speedway in 2011, officials were determined to improve traffic and pedestrian access for the 2012 race. Part of the renovations included 21.5 ft. tall Redi-Rock PC System  wing walls that were installed in just 2 weeks. See why the Speedway was thrilled with the solution here!

New Reinforced Construction Details Released Sep 10, 2012

PC retaining wall construction details from Redi-RockA completely updated catalog of construction details for the Redi-Rock PC System for reinforced retaining walls is now available! View the construction details here, or learn more about the PC System here!

Visit AREMA Chicago Sep 04, 2012

If you're visiting the AREMA (American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association) 2012 Annual Conference & Exposition in Chicago on Sept. 16-18, be sure to stop by booth 600! Redi-Rock will be exhibiting some exciting solutions for the railway industry that you won't want to miss!

Emergency Repair: 16 ft. Gravity Wall Protects Apts. from Flooding Aug 27, 2012

This 16 ft. tall Redi-Rock retaining wall stopped serious erosion threatening this evacuated apartment building's foundations. "It turned the liability of an encroaching stream into a visual asset," the engineer explained. Check out the newest Redi-Rock case study here!

Updated Testing Reports Released Aug 21, 2012

Updated testing reports for the Redi-Rock Positive Connection (PC) System have been released! View the new testing reports here, or learn why the PC System is a great option for projects that require reinforcement here.

Ledgestone Helps Restore Riverfront Aug 13, 2012

The city of Sunbury, PA will celebrate the grand opening of its new Riverfront park this week--and Redi-Rock Ledgestone walls played a vital role in the renovation! View a local newscast about this project--click here.

Attending SASHTO? Aug 06, 2012

If you're at SASHTO later this month (Aug. 26-27), be sure to stop by booth #25 to check out the latest from Redi-Rock!

Redi-Rock for Veterans Memorial Jul 30, 2012

Spokane Veteran's Memorial Redi-RockThis Washington veterans memorial was installed in just 3 days—from removing all existing landscaping to installing the pavers and memorial wall. See why choosing Redi-Rock helped this Spokane church come in under budget when building a memorial to honor fallen soldiers here.

Mass. Approves PC System Jul 23, 2012

Redi-Rock PC InstallationThe Massachusetts DOT has approved the Redi-Rock Positive Connection System for use on DOT projects! Other states that have approved the PC System include New York, Wisconsin, and Virginia with several others pending.

Highly efficient and corrosion-free PC System walls offer superior seismic performance and reduced geogrid requirements. Learn more about the PC system here!

Redi-Rock for Emergency Repair Jul 16, 2012

When a slide along a major thoroughfare in Bellevue, WA caused road closures and damage to homes beneath the road, the City needed to repair the slope--and fast. You can see here how the project looked BEFORE--click here to see how the site looked AFTER two 12 ft. tall gravity were installed in under 2 weeks!

VA Approves PC System Jul 11, 2012

The Virginia DOT has approved the Redi-Rock PC System for use on DOT projects! The PC System combines the massive stability and beautiful cast face textures of Redi-Rock with the established performance of geogrid reinforcement through a simple and highly efficient positive connection with the Redi-Rock-PC Block unit. Contact the engineering department at (866)  222-8400 for details on this approval!

The PC system is gaining momentum not only in the DOT market. Reinforced walls utilizing the PC technology have been popping up from New York to California, plus in the UK and Canada. If you haven't already, check out the PC System here

Creative Solution for Aesthetic Retention Pond Roadway Jun 25, 2012

Check out the May/June issue of Stormwater Solutions Magazine for an in-depth look at an Alberta, Canada project that used Redi-Rock retaining walls to create aethetic headwalls that pass over two retention ponds. This project included a unique faux arch culvert to create a great first impression as traffic passes the development; learn more here!

Project Spotlight Video: Reinforcing a Hillside Below a Home Jun 18, 2012



When this California homeowner needed to reinforce the hillside below his home, he chose Redi-Rock retaining walls for their aesthetics, engineered strength, and dependability. See what he thinks of the finished project; watch the video!


Nascar Expands Parking with Redi-Rock Jun 12, 2012

Officials at the Kentucky Speedway are excited about the upcoming race and the increased capacity of the facilities--and Redi-Rock played a part in the expansion! Check out the Redi-Rock Limestone walls that flank the new tunnel connecting parking lot to speedway at at :56 and 1:27 in the video!

Redi-Rock Structures of OKI manufactured the Redi-Rock blocks for this project.

Print Case Studies Jun 11, 2012

Did you know that all case studies on the Redi-Rock website are now print-able? Check it out by clicking "Printer Friendly" at the top of each case study page.

Did you think Redi-Rock could do this? Jun 05, 2012

ASTM Standard Update:13.5 ft. tall gravity headwalls allowed a roadway to be built through retention ponds at this high-end Alberta development. The versatility of the Redi-Rock product line helped designers to incorporate freestanding walls, columns and caps using standard Redi-Rock blocks, plus create a "faux" arch using custom blocks. Learn how they did it here!

Port Oliver grand opening today! May 29, 2012

Today at 4:30 pm, a ribbon cutting ceremony will mark the grand opening of the Port Oliver Recreation Area near Louisville, KY! Redi-Rock walls were used to create an amphitheater that will seat 250 people, and Redi-Rock walls were also used in the construction of the boat launch area and to line the river to prevent erosion.

Check out more photos of the Recreation Area on our Facebook page!

Redi-Rock University a Success! May 21, 2012

Redi-Rock manufacturing companies from across North America traveled to Redi-Rock headquarters recently for the 8th Annual Redi-Rock University, a 3-day training event that focused on production best practices and how to get important retaining wall information into the hands of those who need it most. Ask your local retailer what they learned at RRU the next time you see them!

New Wall Spotlight VIDEO Released May 14, 2012



Check out the newest Redi-Rock video, featuring a contractor describing how Redi-Rock walls allowed him to create an aesthetic entrance to a property in spite of the difficult right of way. This video is only 1 minute long, but it tells a great story! Check it out today and subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don't miss new videos as they come out.

Solving Erosion Issues May 07, 2012

Soil Erosion and Erosion Control magazines have both published articles featuring problems and solutions solved using Redi-Rock. Learn more about the Florence storm channel project here, and learn more about the benefits of wet cast concrete vs. dry cast concrete here!

Does Redi-Rock have a solution for… Apr 30, 2012


…my project? If you haven’t checked out the new, industry-leading design charts available for Redi-Rock walls—try it today! Just plug in your wall height, soil type, and loading conditions, and in just a few seconds, you’ll see what gravity and reinforced options are possible in an easy-to-interpret format. 

WA Project in Roads & Bridges Apr 24, 2012

The April issue of Roads & Bridges featured this WA roadway project that used Redi-Rock to reduce the right-of-way requirements and avoid disturbing existing infrastructure. Check out the article here--or for even more details, read the full case study here.

Redi-Rock Solves Road Erosion Issue Apr 23, 2012

KY DOT Erosion ControlYou may have seen the video--but check out the print case study for some more in-depth coverage of this Tennessee county road project that used Redi-Rock to repair erosion damage between a road and cemetery.

WA Project in the News Apr 16, 2012

This erosion repair project in WA that used Redi-Rock as a solution was featured in a local news cast recently. Read more about this Puget Sound Precast project here!

Redi-Rock Granted UK Certification Apr 09, 2012

The British Board of Agrément (BBA) has granted an Agrément Certificate to Redi-Rock International for Redi-Rock Gravity Retaining Wall and Free Standing Wall Systems. The BBA’s Agrément Certificates are only awarded after a successful, comprehensive assessment involving laboratory testing, on-site evaluations and inspections of production.

Redi-Rock Projects Featured Apr 02, 2012

Check out the March issues of CE News magazine and Modern Contractor Solutions magazine to see Redi-Rock in action!

Miss. DOT Solves Right of Way Issue with Redi-Rock Mar 26, 2012

Check out the newest Redi-Rock case study to learn how the Mississippi DOT used Redi-Rock to create gravity and reinforced retaining walls for a highway expansion project!

Wisconsin Approves PC System Mar 19, 2012

7,000 SF Walls Get Traffic Moving Ahead of Schedule:The Wisconsin DOT has approved the Redi-Rock Positive Connection System for DOT retaining wall projects. Click here to learn more about the PC System!

Just Released: New VIDEO Case Study Mar 13, 2012

 Check out the newest Redi-Rock video--featuring a Cobblestone gravity project that solved an erosion problem near a cemetery!

Be sure to subscribe to the Redi-Rock Official YouTube channel so you don't miss new videos as they come out.

Redi-Rock Helps City Take 100 Buildings out of 100 Yr. Flood Plain Mar 05, 2012

Check out the newest Redi-Rock case study to see how Redi-Rock helped this city reduce flooding--and also revitalize a popular bike trail! Click here.

New & Improved Design Chart Search Feb 27, 2012

UK Riverbank RepairThe Redi-Rock design chart search for retaining walls has been completely re-organized to be faster and easier to use. Find the charts you're looking for right here--just fill in the three fields for wall height, soil type, and load conditions. wall type, and click "search" for a list of wall sections, calcs, and benefits. Check it out today!

Video Tutorials for Analysis Software Feb 21, 2012

Redi-Rock Walls Withstand FloodingRedi-Rock Wall Analysis Software is a valuable tool for designing Redi-Rock gravity walls. To make learning Redi-Rock Wall easier, a series of 13 video tutorials are now available to make the software even easier to use. Click here to view all the videos and start designing today!

Rocky Award Winners Announced Feb 13, 2012

Redi-Rock is unveiling the winners of the 2011 Rocky Awards which honor the best Redi-Rock projects completed in 2011! Four categories of awards were presented, including Commercial Wall of the Year, Residential Wall of the Year, Water Application Wall of the Year, and the People's Choice Award.

Click here for more details on the winning projects!

The New Redi-Rock.com Feb 02, 2012

Notice something different? Today, Redi-Rock launched a new website with a lot of new features that make Redi-Rock easier to evaluate. Click around and let us know what you think!

Redi-Rock for Stadium Access Retaining Walls Jan 24, 2012

The University of Idaho chose Redi-Rock gravity retaining walls to create access to the Kibbie Dome sports complex. Learn more about the stadium retaining walls in a new case study here!

Redi-Rock at TRB Jan 17, 2012

diAttending the 2012 TRB Meeting Jan. 22-26? Stop by booth #1515 to talk with Redi-Rock engineers about the PC System and learn how Redi-Rock can solve retaining issues on your next project.

New Video Case Study Jan 16, 2012

-Hear directly from the engineers, homeowners, and city officials involved in this Kentucky storm channel project! Click here to view the video

Ledgestone Now Patented Dec 12, 2011

Redi-Rock International has been Issued 6ea Design Patents for its revolutionary Ledgestone Texture.

Philly Zoo Project Published Dec 04, 2011

A Redi-Rock project at the Philadelphia Zoo is featured in Landscape Architect & Specifier News magazine! Check out the innovative freestaning walls used to build this pond/fountain that helped the zoo cut its water usage by nearly 50%.

Find Redi-Rock at Toronto Geotech Trade Show Dec 01, 2011

Stop the Redi-Rock booth at the 2011 Pan-Am CGS Geotechnical Conference in Toronto through Oct. 6 to check out the PC System solution for reinforced walls and also Redi-Rock Ledgestone texture!

Another New Manufacturer in BC Nov 21, 2011

Redi-Rock is pleased to welcome BettaStone as a new licensed manufacturer in Langley, BC! Learn more about BettaStone here.

Older News Oct 31, 2011


  • 10.31.2011: Scottish River Channel Wall Featured

    Check out the most recent edition of New Civil Engineer for an article on a Redi-Rock water application retaining wall in Scotland! The Redi-Rock channel was used to minimize excavation in the stream and protect a home and bridge from erosion damage.

  • 10.24.2011: Hardscape North America Show

    You won't want to miss booth #2170 at the Hardscape North America show! From Thursday, Oct. 27 - Saturday, Oct. 29, you'll be able to check out the unbeatable Ledgestone texture and the incredibly efficient PC System for reinforced walls.

  • 10.17.2011: Cover Story--Stormwater Solutions

    Check out the Oct. issue of Stormwater Solutions to see an awesome Redi-Rock channel project on the front cover! Read more about how this municipal golf course transformed a stream channel  from an eyesore to an asset using Redi-Rock.

  • 10.09.2011: Redi-Rock Exhibits at NAAMLP

    If you are attending the National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs (NAAMLP) Conference on October 9-12 in Lake Tahoe, stop by booth #16 to check out the latest from Redi-Rock--including the PC System and Ledgestone!

  • 10.07.2011: Ledgestone Now Patented

    Redi-Rock International has been Issued 6ea Design Patents for its revolutionary Ledgestone Texture. 

  • 10.03.2011: Find Redi-Rock at Toronto Geotech Trade Show

    Stop the Redi-Rock booth at the 2011 Pan-Am CGS Geotechnical Conference in Toronto through Oct. 6 to check out the PC System solution for reinforced walls and also Redi-Rock Ledgestone texture! 

  • 09.26.2011: Top 3 Advertising Award

    Have you seen Redi-Rock ads in Stormwater Solutions magazine? Based on the 2011 AdStudy conducted by an independent agency, Redi-Rock ads were rated third in recal, readership and exposure. 

  • 09.19.2011: Redi-Rock helps road re-open

    Check out the newest Redi-Rock case study--and find out how this13.5 ft. tall gravity Redi-Rock wall was installed in just 5 days to help re-open a roadway. 

  • 09.12.2011: Redi-Rock Solutions for DOT Projects

    This week, Redi-Rock engineers will be presenting the Redi-Rock retaining wall system to the DOTs of Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin. Redi-Rock is already on the approved products list for retaining walls in 17 states and has been used on DOT projects in many other states!

  • 09.06.2011: Georgia DOT Approves Redi-Rock Gravity Walls

    Redi-Rock gravity walls have been approved for use in DOT projects in the state of Georgia! Redi-Rock is now on the approved products list in 17 states--plus Redi-Rock walls have been used in DOT projects in multiple other states.

  • 08.22.2011: Las Vegas Freeway Facelift

    The Nevada DOT chose Redi-Rock for a truly unique 5-mile long freeway landscape project in Las Vegas! Check out a just-published article in Landscape Architecture and Specifier News!

  • 08.15.2011: SASHTO

    Visitng the Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO) in Louisville, KY later this week?  Don't miss new transportation solutions from Redi-Rock--including seeing the PC System in person!

  • 08.10.2011: Redi-Rock Walls Spreading Across Europe

    Check out the latest photos of Redi-Rock retaining walls in the UK here! Redi-Rock is available in several EU countries--locate your local manufacturer here.

  • 08.01.2011: 19.5 Ft. High Gravity Solution

    Engineers created a 19.5 ft. high gravity wall solution for this road construction project by combining Redi-Rock  60 In. base blocks and 9 In. Setback blocks! Redi-Rock is a proven solution for tall gravity walls--click here to learn more!

  • 07.25.2011: 'How to Choose the Best Wall Solution'

    Landscape & Hardscape Design Build featured large block Redi-Rock solutions in their June edition! 

  • 07.18.2011: Redi-Rock at MAASTO

    You won't want to miss booth #17 at the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) meeting on  July 20-22! Redi-Rock will be exhibiting the newest engineering advances for the transportation industry, including the PC System--so be sure to stop by.

  • 07.11.2011: Shoreline Solution Published

    Looking for a shoreline wall solution? Check out the June issue of Landscape Architect & Specifier News for an article about a Redi-Rock Ledgestone wall that protected a high-end home from extensive flooding! 

  • 07.05.2011: Town crew installs gravity wall in just 5 days

    Check out the newest Redi-Rock case study to learn how a Redi-Rock Cobblestone wall replaced a failing natural stone wall on a busy street in upstate New York. The gravity walls minimized excavation and the Cobblestone texture and custom color made the wall blend in perfectly. 

  • 06.27.2011: PC System Resources Available

    Details about the Redi-Rock Positive Connection (PC) System are now availble online! The PC System addresses the long-term connection requirements in the AASHTO LRFD specifications, provides superior seismic performance, and utilizes a corrosion-free reinforcement system without special connection components. Click here to learn more!

  • 06.13.2011: Redi-Rock at USACE ISC Conference

    Stop by booth 314 at the USACE ISC Conference in Atlanta, GA this week to see the Redi-Rock Positive Connection System first-hand and learn about its benefits in the transportation industry!

  • 06.07.2011: Clint Hines elected to NPCA task group

    The National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) Retaining Wall Committee has created a technical subcommittee to help craft a guide specification for precast modular walls. Redi-Rock Engineering Sales Manager Clint Hines, P.E. was chosen for this task group and will be working on writing this spec. Once the spec is drafted it will be submitted to the Retaining Wall Committee for consideration.

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Featured Videos:

The available space to build a driveway to this property was very tight. Using Redi-Rock retaining walls allowed the contractor to build tall gravity walls within the tight parameters without using geogridor encroaching on the neighboring property lines.


A Cobblestone gravity wall was constructed along this busy road after flooding caused serious erosion to the slope. Since a cemetery is located on the hill above the road, minimizing excavation was paramount. Check out the video now!

Florence Storm Channel Engineering Case Study Video

A Ledgestone storm channel protects this Kentucky neighborhood from erosion and flooding. Hear what the engineers, city officials, and homeowners think of Redi-Rock!

Redi-Rock Case Study Video: Ronald Reagan Drive

A 19.5 ft. tall Ledgestone gravity wall makes way for an access road to the new Cincinnati FBI headquarters. Hear from the engineer, city officials, and installer in this video!