GeoStone specializes in retaining walls,
segmental retaining walls, Hardscape, pavers, landscaping, seawalls, and
basic home improvement with regards to the outdoor patio areas.
GeoStone is used for both commercial and residential applications.
GeoStone's scope lies in CSI codes 02780 & 02830.
Speed Installation Technique: This animation illustrates the most efficient method of installation for a segmental retaining wall. Want to get it done quick? Well here's how!
Corner Installation: This method of building a corner is unique to geostone due to its open core technology. Most people ask, why we don't have a corner block and the answer is simple. With GeoStone, you don't need it. Corner blocks are ALWAYS from different run as the rest of the block in the wall. Either the corners were made a long time ago and have been sitting (aging/fading) or they have to be made which will cause delays or worse, a combination of the two!! Corner block usually have to be sawed in the field to fit the running bond so our method of making corners out of the block you already have only makes more sense. This method gives the wall a natural look more like chiseled rock and with no rediculous looking seams as with a 45° mitre cut corner.
Landscape movie features the installation of a three foot high retaining
wall. This particular application is what is commonly referred to as
a gravity wall. Gravity walls are retaining walls that use their
patented method of connection (ours is Rock
Interlock) to retain an area or structure. Reinforcing methods
such as geogrids and deadmen are not used so it is usually not recommended
by engineers. This method is typically used in smaller applications
such as the wall in this movie. In this particular case, the area
behind where the wall was to be installed was hard original ground and did
not require geogrid reinforcement. GeoStone does not recommend
installing a gravity wall without having a professional evaluation at the
proposed site. 6.93MB
Multiple Piece:Features the Multiple Piece Procedure developed by GeoStone and showcases just how versatile this product is. By doing a simple field modification, the GeoStone 8" Block can be used with the GeoStone 4" Block, in a random pattern that breaks horizontal lines and gives it a unique look. Other multiple piece systems can be very complicated to assemble, not to mention extremely costly. GeoStone's application is in most cases half the cost.
The Positive Connection movie features GeoStone's patented procedure for
achieving a connection between block, rock, and grid. This procedure
allows for the connection strength to equal that of the grid
strength. In most cases, this extreme power is not necessary but for
those situations where loading is a major factor, the GeoStone
method for positive connection is the answer. To our knowledge,
there is no form of connection on the market more powerful when using
conventional geogrid fabrics! 12.7MB
You can read more about methods of connection such as positive
connection and rock interlock on our connection
strength page. You can also view our test results on positive
connection by Clicking Here.
Planter & Paver Installation: This movie includes the basics of wall
construction such as footing, step-ups, step-downs, corners and capping
the wall. There is also a paver patio installed on either
side of the wall. This particular wall will serve as a four sided
planter for flowers. This movie was filmed on March 18th, 2006
at Lowe's Home Improvement Store in Trussville, Alabama.
Just a little four page document that sums up what we feel is some of
the more important things you will need to know about retaining walls.
The Hardscape Handbook shows actual designs of structural walls as well as
3-D renderings of Stairs and radii. There is also a step by step
process of how to build both a residential non-load bearing wall as well
as a commercial load bearing wall. We encourage you to click the
link above to download and view before taking on your retaining wall