Features & Benefits

Classic Benefits

FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Fast

Located on the underside of each Classic unit, the 4" x 4" Anchor Bar engages both units below and secures each unit into position. Made from compressed concrete, the anchor bar provides enormous shear resistance - far surpassing any other system. Because of the Anchor Bar, Rockwood's Classic family doesn't use time consuming pins or clips and the installer doesn't have annoying pin holes to clean.

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Simple

"One Unit" constructions is a vital element of Classic's superior design. Each Classic unit can be made into a 90 corner unit or a half block simply by removing a portions of the unit. Half units are used to step down a wall, while corner units lock into position on 90° corners. No special units are required; no special inventories are needed; no shortages occur on the jobsite.

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Strong

Vertical Stone Columns are an integral part of the Classic retaining wall. Upon assembly, the ingenious design of Rockwood's Classic units automatically create continuous stone columns. Filled with jagged stone and intertwined with geosynthetic grid, the four inch by five inch stone columns are spaced only four inches apart. Stone columns unify the grid, backfill, and Classic units into one integrated structural design Rockwood's Classic family is unbeatable strong.

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Variable Setback

Classic's innovative Anchor Bar allows more than just design flexibility, speedy construction and unmatched shear resistance. The Anchor Bar also gives Classic the unique ability to build at any setback-from 0° to 7°. Changes can be made at the job site or specially made units can be ordered. Simply talk with qualified people at Retaining Wall Specialists about the setback you need.

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Versatile

Variable setbacks, sharp radius turns, "one-unit" construction, and the ability to interchange units are all part of the Rockwood Classic family. The ability to mix Classic 9, Classic 6 and Classic 4 in a wall enhances your imagination while maintaining structural integrity. The Anchor Bar offers this flexibility: it creates the automatic setback feature and provides a center pivot which allows walls to easily make turns, angles and corners.

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Ease of Handling

The unique shape of Rockwood's Classic units - Classic 8, Classic 6, Classic 4 and Legend - makes them easy to handle. Classic's two wings allow for easy lifting and placement. Faster, more efficient installation results in more installed square feet per hour. In addition, Rockwood's Classic units cover more square feet per pound of unit, reducing total wall labor and shipping costs.

Product Support

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Engineering

GLS Industries provides engineering support through Rockwood's corporate office. Preliminary designs and engineering consultations are available with Retaining Wall Specialists.

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Field Support

GLS Industries' Regional Sales Managers assist builders, landscapers, engineers and designers with their retaining wall projects. Support includes training and installation assistance as well as sales materials and publications.

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Singular Focus

GLS Industries is the only retaining wall manufacturer with an exclusive focus on non-masonry block. This singular focus enables GLS to make products of the highest quality and to ensure that they are available whenever they are needed.

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Total Solution

Rockwood's unrivaled product line, from Legend to Classic Edge, can solve nearly all your landscaping needs. Regardless if your challenge is industrial or do-it yourself, Rockwood has the products to meet it.

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Experience & History

GLS is a third generation family business, with over 50 years of mortarless concrete manufacturing and construction experience. From farm silos to retaining walls to concrete siding, GLS is an industry expert in mortarless construction.