Attractive Options

VERSA-LOK retaining wall units let you choose from a variety of texture, color and size options.


VERSA-LOK segmental retaining walls cost significantly less than other types of walls, including mortared masonry walls, big pre-cast blocks, and natural stone walls.


Their durability against impact makes VERSA-LOK wall units ideal for parking lot, roadway and shoreline applications.


Our original, most popular unit, the Standard unit is the backbone of VERSA-LOK retaining wall systems. The unit's solid construction and unique pinning system provide an endless array of design options, hardcore durability and the fastest, easiest installation available. Not only straight retaining walls, but also curves, corners, columns, stairs and freestanding walls are possible with the Standard unit, making it a universal favorite among homeowners, contractors and landscape architects and designers alike.  This all-purpose retaining wall block also is available a Weathered texture option at selected dealers.


Standard unit
Width (face)
16" (406.4mm)
Width (rear)
14" (355.6mm)
6" (152.4mm)
12" (304.8mm)
Face Area
0.667 ft2 (0.062m2)
82 lbs (37.19kg)
Weight / Face Area
123 lbs/ft2 (600 kg/m2)
3/4" per unit
7.1 degrees
# Versa-Tuff Pins
2 per unit
Minimum Radius
8 ft
Max Unreinforced Height
4 ft*
Max Geogrid Reinforced Height
50+ ft

*The maximum stable, unreinforced VERSA-LOK wall height in best conditions, may be lower depending on soil, site and loading conditions (including terraces). Taller walls need geogrid soil reinforcement, designed by a qualified engineer. Check your local building code requirements. Please contact your supplier or VERSA-LOK representative for assistance.
Standard - Weathered

Additional available literature


The Base Course DVD - VERSA-LOK Standard

This DVD presents a step-by-step guide to VERSA-LOK Standard retaining wall construction. It includes both English and Spanish audio options. Also, the DVD includes printable PDF versions of the VERSA-LOK Standard Design and Installation Guidelines and all eight VERSA-LOK Technical Bulletins listed below. (A computer with a DVD drive is required to view and print the PDF literature.) Help us conserve paper—please request additional printed materials only as necessary.

VERSA-LOK Standard Design & Installation Guidelines

This publication illustrates design and construction capabilities of the VERSA-LOK Standard retaining wall system. The book includes design and construction fundamentals, special considerations, basic wall design elements, and advanced wall features. Also included are standard specifications, construction details, geogrid estimating tables, and a material estimation worksheet.

Technical Bulletin #1-Shorelines, Waterways, and Retention Pond Protection

Guidelines for using VERSA-LOK Retaining Wall Systems in a water environment. Foundation strength, scour, hydrostatic build up, and fines migration are addressed. 

Technical Bulletin #2-Stairs

How to build steps using VERSA-LOK retaining wall units.

Technical Bulletin #3-Curves and Corners

Written instructions, drawings, and photos help explain how to build various radiuses of inside and outside curves and a wide range of angles for inside and outside corners using the VERSA-LOK standard unit. Suggestions for proper placement of geogrids are also presented.

Technical Bulletin #4-Caps

Tips on capping straight and curved walls. Includes directions for using caps as treads when installing VERSA-LOK steps.

Technical Bulletin #5-Base Installation

The components of a VERSA-LOK retaining wall base are explained, as is proper leveling pad construction.

Technical Bulletin #6-Freestanding Walls, Columns, and Vertical Walls

Design options for building vertical retaining walls, columns, and freestanding walls are presented. Pinning and capping instructions are included.

Technical Bulletin #7-Tiered Walls

Considerations for construction of tiered retaining walls, including spacing requirements, are addressed.

Technical Bulletin #8-Fences, Railings, and Traffic Barriers

Discusses top-of-the-wall barriers including fences, guide rails, concrete traffic barriers, and stair rails.

Capabilities Brochure

This brochure provides an introduction to VERSA-LOK's solid, top-pinning retaining wall systems.

Commercial and Public Agency Showcase

This collection of case studies highlights the design versatility of VERSA-LOK retaining walls in commercial and public-sector projects.

VERSA-Grid Information Sheet

This information sheet presents an overview of VERSA-Grid soil-reinforcement geogrid.

Contact information
(123) 456-7890
(123) 456-7890