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McNear Retaining Wall Blocks: Your Options

ProCoat - August 4, 2017

Retaining Wall BlockA well-constructed and attractive retaining wall can provide privacy or a defining barrier for contrasting elevations in your landscape. A retaining or dividing wall can be an interesting focal point for your property with the right design, construction, and materials.

Retaining or freestanding walls do not need to take on the tired look of standard concrete blocks. McNear Brick and Block products from ProCoat Systems provide a choice of many permanent colors and elegant styles.

About McNear Brick and Block

Founded in 1868, ProCoat’s strategic partner, McNear, is the oldest brick-making company in the California and one of the most innovative in the nation. Not satisfied with their traditional products, McNear artisans have developed unique solutions for the most demanding jobs. Durable and aesthetically pleasing, these retaining wall systems maintain their beautiful appearance for decades. McNear’s proprietary Versa-Lok® system ensures solid retention and resists the forces of even the harshest weather conditions.

Colors, Shapes, Sizes of Retaining Wall Blocks

McNear’s Versa-Lok retaining wall blocks are available in a selection of colors, styles, and textures. The custom color mixes are blended throughout each block during the manufacturing process. Infusing the color allows each block to retain the original color no matter how much damage the wall may endure.

The Corsican retaining wall block is produced with the same texture on each side to present the same look no matter what the visual perspective may be.

The sizes and shapes of each block allow for greater creativity in design. The following choices can be used throughout or mixed and matched to enhance the appearance of the wall or other surface:

Standard:  16” x 12” x 6”

  • Halves: 8” x 12” x 6” (One-half Standard unit)
  • Accent: 12” x 4” x 12”
  • Half Accent: 6” x 4” x 12” (One-half Accent unit)
  • Cobble 8” x 6” x 12”
  • Handy-Scape: 16” x 6” x 11”

For Caps and Footings, ProCoat and McNear offer:

  • Rectanguar Cap: 15 5/8” x 3 5/8” x 12”
  • A & B Caps: 14” x 3 5/8” x 12”
  • Square Foot Standard: 18” x 8” x 12”
  • Square Foot Corner: 9” x 8” x 17.5”


McNear wall blocks are made from 40% recycled materials. Not only does the process of recycling used material save the environment from even more raw material extraction, but a significant amount of energy is conserved by reducing the mining and transportation of the raw materials.

Contact ProCoat Systems

For more information and assistance with retaining wall design and McNear retaining wall blocks, visit the ProCoat website or phone the experts at 303.322.9009.

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