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Freestanding & Retaining Wall Blocks

Strong and durable, yet easy to install, Belgard offers a versatile selection of concrete wall blocks to complement your landscaping, patio or even your mailbox. Our residential wall pavers are suitable for both stone retaining walls and freestanding features such as outdoor kitchens or built-in seating.

When selecting the right wall for your outdoor landscape, it's important to know what type you need. Retaining walls and freestanding walls both serve different purposes, and Belgard has wall blocks to match your desired look and functionality.

Freestanding Walls vs. Retaining Walls

One of the most common scenarios that calls for a freestanding wall versus a retaining wall is whether a home is positioned on flat or sloping ground. Retaining walls are required for slopes and structural purposes, as they use footings to hold a wall in place and better retain soil. Although they are most common for homes built on hills or sloping properties, retaining wall blocks also provide creative design options for planter areas, elevated landscapes, and other more visual applications.

Conversely, freestanding walls are better used when the ground is flat and design aesthetics outweigh soil stabilization and functionality. While they still lend to limitless design possibilities, freestanding wall blocks are more commonly used to divide landscapes into different areas, helping to break-up open space and add visual interest to yard. Like retaining walls, freestanding walls can be used for potted plants, seating, and other practical purposes. And because freestanding walls a shorter in stature, they do not require installation of footings or additional drainage.

Retaining Wall Colors and Textures

Belgard offers a full line of landscape wall products and concrete pavers in natural color blends to complement any color scheme. And with textures that emulate the look of tumbled stone, stacked stone, chiseled stone or quarried stone, there’s a look to complement any architectural style.

Landscape Wall Project Ideas

In addition to retaining walls, project ideas include outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, stone mailboxes, stone water features, outdoor kitchens, built-in seating, built-in planters, pillars and garden walls of various heights. Our wall blocks can also be used to wrap columns, hide utilities, build steps and more.

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