Segmental Retaining Walls
Anchor Diamond Step ®
IMPROVING YOUR LANDSCAPE™
Anchor Diamond Step ®
To complete any segmental retaining wall design, steps add a design dimension for accessing transitional applications. The Anchor Diamond® Step provides an aesthetically pleasing solution, integrated into the entire wall. COMPOSITION AND MANUFACTURE APPLICATIONS Terrace Gardens • Landscape Retaining Walls • Steps Geosynthetic Reinforced Tall Walls • Erosion Control
Anchor Diamond® Step is made from a “no slump” concrete mix. Made under extreme pressure and high frequency vibrations, Anchor Diamond® Step has a compressive strength greater than 3000psi, a water absorption maximum of 7%.
PRODUCT INFORMATION Anchor Diamond® Step is available with a straight face. Quantity/sq. ft. approximately 1.5 pieces.
INSTALLATION 1. Layout the base course according to your wall design.
Anchor Diamond® Step Nominal Dimensions 16 L x 12 W x 6" H Wt./Stone 93 lbs. Stones/Pallet 32 Wt./Pallet 2,978 lbs. Face ft./Pallet NA Product Number 828
2. Add the second course of steps, staggering them from the previous course to maintain running bond. Remember, it is very important to backfill and compact behind and along the sides of each course of step units. Place step units so the face of the step overlaps the previous course by 1.5 to 2 inches. Adhere the front of the step units to the preceding course with a concrete adhesive.
STEP 1 - ESTABLISH BASE COURSE, USING NORMAL CONSTRUCTION PROCEDURES, AS SHOWN ON WALL PLAN.
3. Build the second course of your wall. Place a standard block near the second course of steps, maintaining running bond with the base course. Measure and cut a block to fit the space remaining between the step units and the second course of your wall. Place the unit in the wall making sure that both vertical edges fit tight against both the step and standard unit. Remove the rear lip on the blocks when necessary, and angle the blocks flush with the face of the previous course. Adhere in place with a concrete adhesive. This procedure will help maintain a uniform step width throughout construction. Complete the second course of the wall. Repeat these steps following proper constructions until the wall is finished.
STEP 2 - ADD SECOND COURSE OF STEP UNITS, MAINTAINING RUNNING BOND. OVERLAP PREVIOUS COURSE OF STEP UNITS BY 2". ADHERE THE FRONT OF THE STEP UNITS TO THE PRECEDING COURSE WITH A CONCRETE ADHESIVE.
STEP 3 - CONTINUE TO PLACE THE NEXT COURSE OF DIAMOND UNITS ON THE WALL, MAINTAINING THE RUNNING BOND. CUT A BLOCK TO FIT THE SPACE REMAINING BETWEEN THE STEP UNIT AND THE SECOND COURSE OF YOUR WALL.
STEP 4 - PLACE THE NEXT ROW OF STEP UNITS. OVERLAP THE PREVIOUS COURSE 2 INCHES, AND ADHERE WITH A CONCRETE ADHESIVE.
Tip: Drain tile can be placed behind the lowest step units at grade. An alternative would be to place the drain tile behind each wall adjacent to the steps. Complete installation & specification details are available by contacting your Pavestone Sales Representative.
STEP 5 - CONTINUE STEPS 3 AND 4 UNTIL THE DESIRED WALL HEIGHT IS COMPLETED. CUT THE BLOCK SHOWN AS "X" REMOVING THE LIP.
w w w. p a v e s t o n e . c o m © 2007 by Pavestone Company. All Rights Reserved. , and Improving Your Landscape™ are trademarks of the Pavestone Company. Anchor Diamond ® Step (U.S. Patent #5,062,610, #5,294,216 and other Patents Pending) is a registered trademark of, and is manufactured under license from, Anchor Wall Systems, Inc. These Anchor products are protected by U.S. and International patents and pending patent applications.
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Note: Colors are shown as accurately as possible in brochures & samples, but due to the nature of the product, regional color differences and variables in print reproduction, colors may not match exactly.
Published on Nov 4, 2010