Standard - Summary

You should now have the necessary knowledge to install a VERSA-LOK Standard SRW!

  1. With the proper tools available on-site, excavate existing site materials and compact foundation soils.
  2. Create the leveling pad by installing and compacting 6 inches of crushed road-base aggregate.
  3. Ensure that the leveling pad is level front to back and side to side.
  4. Place the base course--which becomes your embedment--and ensure that it's perfectly level front to back and side to side.
  5. Add subsequent courses. Place and compact drainage aggregate and backfill every 6 inches while including any geogrid.
  6. Finally, add cap units and final landscaping to finish your segmental retaining wall!

The next section, Unit Modification, identifies how and when to modify a VERSA-LOK unit.