Patent Number: 6,168,353

Title: Retaining wall and method of wall construction

Abstract: A retaining wall made up of a plurality of blocks shaped to prevent the escape of material used to fill the cavities of the wall while allowing dissipation of pressures exerted on the wall by the retained earth and a method of constructing the wall taking advantage of the continuous, uninterrupted vertical cavities formed by the unique shape of the blocks. The shape of the blocks comprises a front portion interconnected to a rear portion which has ears on opposite sides which cooperate on adjacent blocks to create a tortuous path into a space created between two adjacent blocks. In a preferred embodiment the rear portion further comprises a cavity which, when pyramidally placed on top of two adjacent blocks, forms a continuous, uninterrupted vertical column which significantly increases the weight and strength of the wall when filled with a particulate filling material.

Inventors: Price; Raymond R. (Rochester, MN)

Assignee: Rockwood Retaining Walls, Inc.

International Classification: E02D 29/02 (20060101); E02D 029/02 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018