Miscellaneous Materials
Resource listing of other materials for retaining walls

Retaining walls need more than blocks to be constructed properly. Along with the blocks, one needs caps, stone, draintile, glue and larger retaining walls will need geogrid.

This page lists resources for the miscellaneous materials needed. See the material checklist for the do-it-yourselfer.

Draintile is used near the base course and is daylighted through the retaining wall to remove any excess water. Black four inch corrugated plastic soil drain pipe is normally used.

Glue is simply used to adhere the caps to the top course of blocks. One of the recommended brands is Liquid Nails LN-901 Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive.


The Home Depot - We are the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer with stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, 10 Canadian provinces, Mexico and China. The four inch solid drain pipe can be purchased at Home Depot. Find a Home Depot store near you. http://www.homedepot.com
Lowe's - Lowe's has been helping our customers improve the places they call home for more than 60 years. Lowe's operates more than 1,575 stores in the United States and Canada. Lowe's carries full lines of soil drain pipe, liquid nails glue and other landscaping and home improvement items. Find a Lowe's store near you. http://www.lowes.com
ACF Environmental -
Ferguson -
Noland -
Carl M. Henshaw Drainage Products, Inc. -




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