The above photo is one of an elaborate planter that was built with the Pyzique Stone.

The Pyzique Retaining Wall System is one of a kind. Because the small, lightweight block has the same rough texture on the front of block as it does on the back, the design capabilities are endless.

Landscapers and homeowners alike absolutely adore the design of this block once they start working with it.

Please visit www.pyzique.com for more information on what makes the Pyzique Stone so great.

This project used the Paragon Retaining Wall System which is a system we contract manufacture.

The color of the block in the photo above is a two-color marble incorporating gray and tan. The project used tumbled block for a weathered and rustic appearance.

The Paragon Retaining Wall System product is primarily used in large residential projects for site walls, between houses and in back yards.

Please contact us for more information on the Paragon Retaining Wall System product.

The most beautiful feature a retaining wall can offer is when it enhances nature itself.

Installation Notes:

Installation instructions are provided for your convenience. Additionally, using your project measurements, our professional staff will provide an estimation of the number of blocks required to complete your project.

Once the total number of blocks required is established, we can recommend a leveling base material and calculate the amount necessary for a successful retaining wall system.

Each project presents unique characteristics and challenges. We have provided creative solutions with an extensive product line since 1946.

Please contact us for further instruction on how to calculate the necessary block required or how to build the total wall with the different systems we have. Our experienced staff is available to assist you.

Retaining Wall Block Systems

We are the proud manufacturer of a variety of retaining wall systems, including Paragon Retaining Wall Systems, Pyzique Retaining Wall Systems, and our own retaining wall system, the Cuesta. Both the Paragon and the Cuesta Retaining Wall Systems are "core-fill" systems.

Core fill systems are stabilized by adding crushed rock to inside of the block. The crushed rock works its way thru the wall and ties the whole wall together. The beauty of this design is the ability to turn corners both directions and flexibility of "set back" (placement of block further back on the block below anchoring the wall towards embankment). Installers have opportunity for creativity without impairing the wall's structural integrity.

For more information or installation instructions on any of these wall systems, please contact us.

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Pyzique Stone

Available in the following colors:

Gray
Red
Tan
Red/Black
Tan/Brown
Charcoal- Black/Gray
#5 Buff/Black/Gray
#7 Purple/Buff/Gray

TUMBLED PYZIQUE-
For a distressed look call in advance and we can tumble Pyizque for an additional charge.

Shape Dimensions Weight # per pallet Pieces per sq. ft
Trapezoid 11" front splitface
4" height
9" depth
7" back splitface
26 lbs ea.
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2600 lbs
per pallet
100 3

The Pyzique Retaining Wall System is, in our opinion, the neatest little landscape block on the market today. Instead of having the "lip" on the back of the block it has a split face just like the front of the block. This allows the block to be used in a number of landscaping projects including retaining walls, fences, stairs, columns, edging and anything else you can think of. You are able to flip flop the product in order to go in a straight line, or can easily curve making it a wonderfully flexible building material.

Full Pallet covers 30 sq. ft or 75 linear ft.

Please visit www.pyzique.com for more information on the Pyzique system.

Pyzique Brochure 1 (2.71MB)

Pyzique Brochure 2 (1.77MB)

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Cuesta (koo-ehs'-tah) Gravity Wall Block

Available in the following colors:
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Gray
Tan
Red
Red/Black
Tan/Brown
#5 Buff/Black
#8 Buff/Purple

Shape Dimensions Weight # per pallet Pieces per sq. ft
Trapezoid 16" front side splitface
8" height
10" depth
12" back side
60 lbs ea.
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2150 lbs per pallet
36 1.14

The Cuesta retaining wall block is the perfect block for homeowners and contractors alike. It is easy to install, affordable and light weight. This block is designed for core fill and, like any gravity wall, can be used in retaining walls up to three feet. Additional height is possible if the wall is engineered, and implements practices such as geo-grid when buidling above 3 feet. Please read more about installation practice in our brochure below, and reach out to us with questions at 303.833.4144.

Full Pallet covers 32.6 square feet and 48 linear feet.

Cuesta Gravity Wall Block Brochure (725KB)

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Cuesta Cap

Available in the following colors:

Gray
Tan
Red
Red/Black
Tan/Brown
#5 Buff/Black
#8 Buff/Purple

Shape Dimensions Weight # per pallet Pieces per linear ft
Trapezoid 16" front side splitface
12" back side splitface
4" height
10" depth
45 lbs ea.
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2150 lbs
per pallet
48 .86

This trapezoid cap is split on both sides allowing you to install in a straight line or curve easily. Due to our system not using lips or pins it is recommended to glue the cap to the final course of block. This cap can be used to add a final finishing touch to Pyzique walls as well.

Full Pallet covers 56 linear feet.

Cuesta Gravity Wall Block Brochure (725KB)

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Retaining Wall Corner Block

Available in the following colors:

Gray
Tan
Red
Brown
Red/Black
Tan/Brown
#5 Buff/Black
#8 Buff/Purple

Shape Dimensions Weight # per pallet Pieces per linear ft
Rectangle 8" width
8" height
16" length
1 side & 1 end splitface
60 lbs ea.
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2700 lbs
per pallet
45 1 per course
per corner

With our Retaining Wall corners each piece can be either a left or right turn and help to make 90 degree turns on walls. They also are a great product when making stairs eihter recessed into a wall or extending out from the wall.

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Paragon Mesquite Gravity Wall Block


Available in the following colors:

Gray
Tan
Brown
#8 Buff/Purple

Shape Dimensions Weight # per pallet Pieces per sq. ft
Trapezoid 18" front side splitface
8" height
12" depth
14" back side
80 lbs ea
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2200 lbs
per pallet
27 1

The Paragon Mesquite retaining wall block is the perfect block for homeowners and contractors alike. It is easy to install, affordable and durable. This block is designed for core fill and, like any gravity wall, can be used in retaining walls up to three feet. Additional height is possible if the wall is engineered, and implements practices such as geo-grid when buidling above 3 feet. Please read more about installation practice in our brochure below, and reach out to us with questions at 303.833.4144.

Full Pallet covers 27 sq. feet and 40.5 linear feet

Paragon Mesquite Brochure (496KB)

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Paragon Nevada Cap


Available in the following colors:

Gray
Tan
Brown
#8 Buff/Purple

Shape Dimensions Weight # per pallet Pieces per linear ft
Rectangle 18" front side splitface
4" height
12" depth
1 side splitface
60 lbs ea
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2200 lbs
per pallet
32 .66

This rectangular cap is used on the Paragon Mesquite Block and is split on the front side and smooth on the other three sides. Due to our systems not having a lip or pin, it is recommended to adhere the cap to the last course of block with heavy duty construction adhesive.

Full Pallet covers 47.5 linear feet.

Paragon Mesquite Brochure (496KB)

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Quarry Stone

Available in the following colors:

Gray
Buff
Tan/Brown
#8 Buff/Purple
#5 Buff/Black
Rust (Red/Brown)
Charcoal (Grey/Black)

SPRING & SUMMER-
Quarry Orders please call in requests to ensure it's tumbled and in inventory. Thank you!

Shape Dimensions Weight # per pallet Pieces per sq. ft
Rectangle 7.6" width
3.6" height
15.6" length
35 lbs ea
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3150 lbs
per pallet
90 2.58

This rustic tumbled block can be used to make walls up to 2 feet. It can be used to make Fire Pits, Planting Beds, Sitting Walls, Patios, Steps, Columns, etc. Adhere product together with a heavy duty adhesive rated for concrete.

Full Pallet covers 34.9 square feet

Quarry Stone Brochure (786KB)

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Please Contact us for more info and pricing
on our Retaining products.

The Reference Library

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Below are some of the most commonly requested documents, brochures and information. Let us know if you have a special request!

Product Brochures

We are continually updating our brochures, listed below. So contact us or check back often to see the latest!

Quantity Estimates

Each project has unique characteristics or challenges. Using your measurements, we will provide an estimate of product quantity necessary for your project. Call us at 303-833-4144 or contact us online with your request.

Installation Tips

We can recommend various Landscape Professionals or, if you are the 'Do-It-Yourself' type, we provide these helpful installation instructions.

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Glossary of Terms

Every industry has quirky terms that can be confusing especially if the product names sound alike, but are actually not comparable at all in quality or intended use. Contact us if you have any questions.

Glossary of Terms

ASTM Certifications

The ASTM International Standards Certifications awarded to St. Vrain Block are held in very high regard. Quality has been the foundation of our reputation since 1946. Please review our ASTM Certifications page for more information.