Segmental Retaining Walls
Anchor Meadow Stone
IMPROVING YOUR LANDSCAPE ™
Anchor Meadow Stone The new Anchor Meadow Stone® has attractive earthtone blends and a rough-hewn texture that achieves the look and feel of natural stone. A flexible, easy-toinstall 3-piece system, the Anchor Meadow Stone® can reach a height of 2 1/2’ (750 mm) and is a more reliable alternative to timber, boulder or field stone walls. Each stone sold individually. Retaining wall design and construction vary based on product applicability, site conditions and local building code regulations. Engineering may be necessary.
COMPOSITION AND MANUFACTURE
APPLICATIONS Landscape Retaining Walls • Tree Rings • Planter Beds • Garden Terraces • Raised Planters
Anchor Meadow Stone® is made from a “no slump” concrete mix. Made under extreme pressure and high frequency vibrations, Anchor Meadow Stone® has a compressive strength greater than 4000psi, a water absorption maximum of 7%.
INSTALLATION Depending on site conditions and or local building codes, engineering may be required. Step 1 - Site Preparation: Stake out project. Place a string line level on each string line and adjust to where all lines are level. Measure down in wall increments using the height of the wall stone to determine placement of the top of the wall courses. For small landscape walls (3 courses or less) it is required that the first course be at least partially buried. For tall walls (4 to 8 courses) the first course should be fully buried at a minimum. Step 2 - Excavation: All walls require excavation for a prepared base material that extends a minimum of six (6) inches in front and back of the wall. For small walls, dig this trench a minimum half the height of the wall stone deep. For tall walls, dig your trench to a minimum depth of a full wall stone height. Compact floor of this trench with a compactor or hand tamper. Step 3 - Base Preparation: For small walls base preparation, an option would be to place a mixture of dry sand and Portland cement (one shovel of Portland to four shovels of sand). Place the sand-cement mixture a minimum of four (4) inches at the bottom of the trench. For tall walls, you’ll need a more substantial base. Granular road base is preferable at a minimum four (4) inch placement. Compact the material with a compactor or hand tamper. Engineering may be required. Step 4 - Leveling: For both small and tall walls a maximum of one-half inch of coarse sand is allowable to level the top profile of the base material. When placing wall stones, level the surface of all wall stones in both directions with a carpenter’s level. Replace the string-line where the top of your wall course will be and check for horizontal level prior to each course installation. Step 5 - Laying Stones: Always begin at the lowest point of the wall. Level each stone in both directions with a minimum two (2) foot carpenter’s level. Once the base course is complete, continue assembling additional courses by positioning the stones in a running bond pattern relative to the course beneath, taking care not to align joints vertically. Securely engage the stone to the lower stones. Backfill and compact material behind the wall in a four (4) inch to a maximum six (6) inch layer. Install a granular no fines material as a drainage zone a minimum of four (4) to six (6) inches thickness directly behind the wall. Compact materials with a compactor or hand tamper. A four (4) inch perforated plastic pipe may be required behind wall. Step 6 - Cutting Stones: When building your wall, you may need partial stones to finish coursing. Place the to-be-cut stone at its finished position in the wall. Mark the cut line. Typically, a mechanical splitter or gasoline powered concrete hand saw are used to facilitate cutting of stone. An alternative may be to use a hammer and a chisel. Place the stone on a hard surface. Position the chisel at the cut mark and proceed to hammer the chisel scoring the cut line. Score the stone on all sides. Once the perimeter score is complete, strike the chisel on the score line until it breaks. Always use safety glasses, gloves and applicable safety standards.
Anchor Meadow Stone® Large Nominal Dimensions 16 L x 8 W x 6" H Wt./Stone 45 lbs. Face ft./Stone .67 Stones/Pallet 60 Approx. Wt./Pallet 2,700 lbs. Face ft./Pallet 40.2 Batter 7° Product Number 880
Anchor Meadow Stone® Medium Nominal Dimensions 10 L x 8 W x 6" H Wt./Stone 33 lbs. Face ft./Stone .42 Stones/Pallet 80 Approx. Wt./Pallet 2,640 lbs. Face ft./Pallet 33.6 Batter 7° Product Number 881
Anchor Meadow Stone® Small Nominal Dimensions 6 L x 8 W x 6" H Wt./Stone 20 lbs. Face ft./Stone 0.25 Stones/Pallet 125 Approx. Wt./Pallet 2,500 lbs. Face ft./Pallet 31.25 Batter 7° Product Number 882
Anchor Wall Cap #824 Nominal Dimensions 17 1/4 L x 10 W x 3" H Wt./Stone 34 lbs. Stones/Pallet 90 Approx. Wt./Pallet 3,060 lbs. Linear ft./Pallet 101 Product Number 824
* Width dimensions taken from the bottom of the stone. ** Length of the back of the tapered stone is 1 inch (25mm) less than the face of the stone. Caps not available in all markets.
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Complete installation and specification details are available by contacting your Pavestone Sales Representative.
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