About the Rockwood Classic
retaining wall system

Rockwood's Classic retaining wall system is known for its one unit construction feature. Its patented design allows Classic to create engineered walls to amazing heights. They can build tight inside and outside radiuses without cutting, and as needed, blocks can be modified in the field to alter the setback to create base, corner, end blocks, and pillar blocks.

This one unit construction eliminates the need to order, inventory, and ship multiple pallets, and it eliminates color variations from differing production lots. Classic blocks are made in six and eight inch heights and available in various face options.

Classic blocks are manufactured with an anchor and a palletizing bar on the bottom of each unit. For large jobs, base block is available without these features. The anchor bar creates a strong block-to-block connection with an automatic one-inch setback. As you build, blocks create vertical stone columns, and when filled with stone, these columns create very strong block-to-block and block-to-grid connections.

Setback or batter can be adjusted when building vertical walls for stairwells, egress windows, and columns. Alter the setback by removing material with a hammer and chisel. To make an end block or corner block in the field, break off the tail and anchor bar, score each side of the block to remove material with a hammer and chisel.

For large projects, factory end and corner blocks eliminate the need to modify block in the field. Factory corner blocks are ideal for pillar construction. To build a corner, remove material from the corner block to accommodate the anchor bar on each course. To finish a corner course, saw cut enough material from the adjacent block to match the wall setback.

To end a stepped wall, use a splitter to create half blocks from base block or regular block. Finish the top of your wall using universal cap blocks or chiseled Silver Creek caps.

What are Necessories
Outdoor Living Kits?

Welcome to Necessories Outdoor Living Kits. Necessories are easy to buy and easy to build outdoor living kits. They are easily customized, and most can be built in an afternoon or less. Aside from some common construction tools, kits come with everything needed to build, including pre-cut block, components, reinforcements, adhesive, gloves, and step-by-step instructions. Please note, kits must be built on properly prepared gravel, paver, or slab foundations. Obtain any required building permits and approvals before you begin. Once your kit assembly is complete, wait 72 hours for adhesive to cure before the first use.

For these assembly examples, we have omitted using adhesive to save time. Building the Grand Fire Ring is simple and easy. Unwrap the pallet and inspect the contents of the component box. Read and understand the step-by-step instructions before you begin. On your prepared base, install the first block course, fitting the blocks tightly together. Check for level and adjust as you build. Dry fit the staggered second and third courses one at a time. Lift and replace each block to secure with a small amount of adhesive. Install the optional firing cap by unbanding the pallet and carefully handling blocks to avoid any damage. Dry fit all cap blocks, shim them as needed for fit, then lift and replace each cap to secure with adhesive. Attach the optional cooking grate as directed and place the steel insert as shown to protect block from extreme heat. Fill the interior with enough sand and gravel mixture to bury the steel insert an inch or more. The Grand Fire Ring optional steel cover helps keep children, debris, rain, and pets out and ashes in. Covers are available with or without the cooking grate post and must only be used when the fire ring has cooled. Follow the assembly instructions for the optional Easy Access Spark Screen. It features a convenient hinged design and opens and closes effortlessly.

The Grand Gas Fire Ring kit assembly starts by unwrapping the pallet and inspecting the contents of the component boxes. Thoroughly read and understand all instructions before you begin. Lay your first block course above your gas source, checking and adjusting for level as you build. Fit blocks tightly together and use adhesive between layers. Secure the second course vents and plan where your third course control panel will be. When the fourth course is complete, place the flex frames as shown. Then dry fit the burner disc before you secure the top course. Now you can install the control panel and complete all gas and electrical connections and place the disk back on the flex frames. It rests loosely on the frame for future access. Once the burner feature is working properly, pour out the lava rocks close by so you can place rocks carefully avoiding any rock dust. Unbox and install the optional ceramic log set as your final step.

To assemble a Barn Plank Wall Fire Pit, install the first course by lifting and setting each block carefully to avoid damaging surfaces or edges. Check and adjust for level. Use a small amount of adhesive to secure the second course, carefully setting each block. To finish, assemble and place the steel insert and optional cooking grate, and just like the Grand Fire Ring, fill the interior with enough sand and gravel to bury the steel insert an inch or more.

To assemble an Necessories Fireplace Kit, first inspect pallets for damage and be sure each is labeled for the kit you are building. Here, the Victorian Fireplace install starts by unwrapping the block palette and inspecting the contents of the component boxes. After reading the install instructions, lay your first block course. Use a small amount of adhesive to secure one course to the next, checking and adjusting for level as you build. Follow the pattern for the firebox's interior firebrick. It protects the block from extreme heat and is secured in place using high temp adhesive. Unwrap and inspect the mantlepiece pallet. Carefully lift and place the mantle pieces, dry fitting them above the firebox. Shim for fit and level, then lift and replace each piece after securing them with adhesive. Continue to build until all layers are secured. Allow the adhesives to cure for 72 hours before first use.

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