The massive size of VERSA-LOK Brute—240 pounds and 1-1/3 square feet face area—makes it the ideal solid solution for unreinforced walls to 8 feet; limited-access sites; sites where extensive excavation isn’t possible or practical; vertical retaining walls; walls subject to impact; or shoreline applications. Brute is installed mechanically in pairs using a special clamp attached to a backhoe or other lifting device and employs VERSA-LOK’s top-pinning design for quick unit alignment and construction versatility. Brute is only offered in certain regions—contact your local VERSA-LOK dealer for availability.


Brute unit
Width (face)
24" (609.6mm)
Width (rear)
21" (533.4mm)
8" (203.2mm)
18" (457.2mm)
Face Area
1.33 ft2 (0.128m2)
240 lbs (108.9kg)
Weight / Face Area
180 lbs/ft2 (851 kg/m2)
0" to 3" per unit (varies by region)
0 or 7.1 degrees
# Brute Pins
2 per unit
Minimum Radius
12 ft
Max Unreinforced Height
5.5 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.

Additional available literature


VERSA-LOK Brute Design & Installation Guidelines

This publication illustrates design and construction capabilities of VERSA-LOK Brute Retaining Wall Systems. It explains design and construction fundamentals, basic wall design elements, and special design considerations for shorelines, loads behind walls, slopes and tiers. Specifications, construction details, Brute material estimating worksheets and VERSA-Grid estimating charts also are included.

VERSA-LOK Brute Information Sheet

This information sheet provides an overview of the Brute retaining wall system.

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