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SLOPED RETAINING WALL BLOCKS

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I attached an example what I need to do.  Actually need to do about four tiers (at each about 5' tall) for this project built into a hill overlooking a river.  I know I can use Chiefs retaining wall, but can it be sloped "in" as these locked blocks do?  I already think not, but I know some of you had to deal with this esp. in the mountainous areas.

 

As always thanks...

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If you need to accurately model the step back and the curves, maybe a spline distribution path would be the way to go.  A little demanding on you computer but it looks like yours is up to the challenge.

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Slabs with Split Face Block material.

 

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Yeah I would like to accurately model the step back and both ideas look def doable... with a little work on my end for sure.    

 

By doing either, will it "retain" the terrain, or shall I do a terrain feature at the different thicknesses?  Actually, I think I will do the retaining wall at a 1" thickness, to get the terrain right, then try one of these two methods for the "look"

 

I will get back to this feed with my results... :-)   

 

Thanks Eric and Chop.

 

Just noticed my signature says X9... should be X10.  I know it doesn't matter on this subject. 

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30 minutes ago, mtldesigns said:

I will do the retaining wall at a 1" thickness, to get the terrain right

 

That or just a Terrain Break Line if you have issues hiding the wall.

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Here is my first attempt.. not bad looking IMO.  One question, how do I make the pattern of the block not show the grout half way thru?  Like what you shown Eric.

 

Don't mind the deck supports or the stairs, will complete those once wall is on place.

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Change the Texture -- the Y value.

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Make each row exactly 8" or adjust the material to suit your size in the Texture tab of Define Material then adjust Offset as necessary.

Looks good, Nice Job.

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Thanks Eric.. Thanks Chop...

 

Got it..  see the end result.. now to do this around the whole house.

retaining wall A.jpg

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How about a molding line with a molding for each course and use the horizontal offset for each course.  

 

Make the the molding one time 20 courses tall and depending on how many courses you want visible,  raise or lower the molding line.

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I have a lot of these "retaining" walls, so I tried the molding line and that worked great too.. 

 

Even though this is def. time consuming, in the end this will look sharp!

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as promised, the end result.  Thank you Eric, Chop and Scott....  took a little time, but was not hard at all.

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Looks great Michael,  just beware when they try to recruit help to lay all those.  Then it will be hard labor !

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Just a question about building code.  Would railings be required at the top of the retaining walls near any walkway in your area?

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