Block wall design manual
This manual presents the techniques used by Allan Block in our engineering practice to design
retaining walls. It is not intended as a textbook of soil mechanics or geotechnical engineering. TheStart Download
methods we use are based on time tested soil mechanics and the principles of dry stacked block which
have existed for thousands of years. Manufactured segmental retaining walls have evolved over the
course of over twenty years and continue to evolve as our knowledge and experience grows.
The intended users of this manual are practicing engineers. When writing it, we assumed that the
reader would already be familiar with the basic principles of statics and soil mechanics. We encourage
others to contact a qualified engineer for help with the design of geogrid reinforced retaining walls.