Monday, October 25, 2010

How to Cap a Retaining Wall video

A Quick Video on How to Cap a Retaining Wall, including Anchor Retaining Wall Systems.

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landscape ideas or Interlocking Concrete Pavers click here

Monday, October 11, 2010

Landscaping Idea's for St. Louis!

Looking for Landscaping Idea's for your backyard? has everything you need to research, design and select the perfect products for your landscaping project.
Visit for more Landscaping Idea's
for Retaining Wall and Interlocking Concrete Pavers.
(Above: Anchor Highland and Bella Vista Pavers-rustic)
Elevations change, connecting the backyard to an upper patio
(Anchor Highland Retaining Wall, Bella Stone Cobble Pavers)

A frontyard patio to watch the kids play
(Anchor Free Standing Wall, Bella Stone Circle and Bella Stone Cobble Pavers)

Small front yard retaining wall, giving you a beautiful front entrance.
(Anchor Highland Stone Retaining Wall)

A place to entertain with multiple "outdoor" rooms.
(Anchor Highland Stone Retaining Wall with 6/3 combination, along with Anchor Highland Free Standing Wall)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Take it Outside, Anchor Free Standing Wall Kitchen

Anchor Highland Free Standing Wall=
An outdoor kitchen that's beautiful and easy to do install.
It's tough to argue that outdoor living is on every one's wish list. With Anchor's Highland Free Standing Wall it's easier then ever to get a beautiful outdoor kitchen and entertainment area that is simple and cost effective to install. E-mail us for step by step installation instruction for projects like this.

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Commercial for your local HardscapeSTL dealer to begin airing this May.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Small retaining walls, big impact!

Landscape and Patio Ideas!
Great examples of small anchor retaining walls that have big impacts of the landscape.
Above: The use of Highland Free Standing Wall to create and define the outdoor living space.

Great use of Highland 6 and 3 combination, along with small Highland columns to give some dramatic effect. Very small wall, with great curl appeal.

A wall just over one foot tall, but a perfect outdoor living area.
Photo: Anchor Highland Stone 3"

Monday, April 19, 2010

Landscaping and Patio Idea's

One of the hottest trend in outdoor living, is Fire.
Here the homeowner incorporated a natural stone fireplace
with Bella Stone Pavers and Highland Free Standing Wall.

Again, the use of an outdoor firpit, along with Bella Vista Pavers.

Creating a place to entertain....

Elevation change, giving you different "outdoor rooms."

A Raised patio, using Highland Stone Wall.

Using cobble and grass elements to create a soft natural feel.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hardscape Dealers for Retaining Wall and Pavers in St. Louis

Looking for a place to buy your retaining wall or pavers for your project?

HardscapeSTL dealers are located throughout the St. Louis metro area. Come learn from the best in the industry, unlike those home centers that hire part-timers for summer, HardscapeStL dealers have the most educated, experienced sales staff with years of experience.

It's simple: Select to right product for your project, plan your project, find help and do-it yourself or find a local installer.

For your next Retaining Wall or Paver project can help.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Laying Base for Retaining Walls

Installing your base for your retaining wall is the most important step for both aesthetics and performance. After your leveling pad has been installed, (see last blog post) you can begin installing the base for your wall.

Start by running a string line along the back of where your wall will begin. Start at the lowest point, removing the lips on the bottom row for easier installation. Place the blocks side by side, flush against one another. Level the block front to back, then side to side, also check to ensure multiple blocks remain level as your build. When needed, step the blocks up one course, avoid sloping the units.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Win a $15K Backyard Makeover!

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Monday, March 29, 2010

How to Build a Retaining Wall....

Installing the base of your retaining wall is one of the most important steps in Building a Retaining Wall that will last forever. Getting your leveling pad installed correctly is vital the rest of Retaining Wall.
Start by using a 3/4" minus aggregate (3/4" size gravel, that includes all size rock particles all the way down to dust), this allows you the ability to compact this material to establish a strong base. For more information watch the above video, or visit our YouTube channel HardscapeSTL
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Monday, March 22, 2010

New logo!