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.

The Pyzique Retaining Wall System is, by our estimation, 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.

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

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

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Cuesta Gravity Wall Block (725k)

Quarry Stone (786k)


Pyzique Stone

Available in the following colors:

#4 Red/Buff/Brown Blend
#5 Buff/Black/Gray Blend
#7 Purple/Buff/Gray Blend
Red/Black Blend
Tan/Brown Blend
Red
Gray
Tan
shape size (w" x h" x d") lbs./ea #/pallet #/sq. ft.
Trapezoid 11" x 4" x 9"
7" back side split face
26 100 3

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

Available in the following colors:

#5 Buff/Black Blend
Red/Black Blend
Tan/Brown Blend
Gray
Tan
shape size (w" x h" x d") lbs./ea #/pallet #/sq. ft.
Trapezoid 16" x 8" x 10" 60 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.

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Cuesta Cap

Available in the following colors:

#5 Buff/Black Blend
Red/Black Blend
Tan/Brown Blend
Gray
Tan
shape size (w" x h" x d") lbs./ea #/pallet #/sq. ft.
Trapezoid 16" x 4" x 9"
12" back side split face
42 48 2.3

This cap is split on both sides. The Cuesta System has a four inch tall trapezoidal cap which fits on top of the wall block. This block is available in all of our stock colors including the marbles.

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Quarry Stone

Available in the following colors:

#7 Purple/Buff/Gray Blend
Gray
Rust
Buff
Charcoal
shape size (w" x h" x l") lbs./ea #/pallet #/sq. ft.
Rectangle 8" x 4" x 16" 35 90 2.5

This block has many uses outside of retaining walls.

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Please contact us with any special order requests or questions.

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 Estimate

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.