This dry-stacked, yet mechanically connected wall evokes the Old World charm of a mason-crafted wall. In a castle or home, these graceful curves, monumental columns and free-standing walls are all part of the charm of Country Manor from Keystone. Units come in four colors.
For a creative design option, units may occasionally be placed vertically in the wall to provide a break of horizontal lines. To span two, six-inch high courses, use the unit with the 12-inch length. Because the fiberglass pins do not interlock in this position, use Titebond adhesive to fasten this unit in place. Be sure the unit above the 12-inch vertical unit spans beyond the six-inch width of the vertical unit, so each end of the vertical unit is covered with a horizontal unit.
Curving walls add texture to a landscape, creating a circular center patio and separating it from planting areas. Convex (outward) and concave (inward) curves can be built in both the near-vertical and the one-inch set-back walls. Because the units are finished on both sides, Country Manor can be used for free standing walls. However, these should always be built in a vertical position, as well as, each course should be adhered to each other using Titebond adhesive.
The Country Manor units can be oriented in two different positions when building. For retaining walls, the open or closed positions will work. (When using the open positions, be sure to fill in the gap with drainage aggregate). For free-standing structures, use the closed alignment position.
Since Country Manor resembles a mason-crafted wall, three units provide a variety of face dimensions to achieve a wide range of flexibility for wall layout. Country Manor units are sold by the layer with six of each shape per layer, 18 units total per layer. Country Manor is also sold by the cube, with four layers per cube.
- For large, medium and small units, divide total SFF by 8.46 to yield the average number of layers needed. 8.46 is the maximum yield per layer depending on the orientation of the units. (i.e. closed or open alignment)
For example: 55 SFF divided by 8.46 = 6.5 layers (on average)
- For the Universal Cap Unit, multiply the total wall length by 1.1 to yield the average number of Cap Units needed. (On average, two cap units are needed for every 22 inches of wall length)
For example: 55 Total Wall Length x 1.1 = 60 units (on average)
Keystone’s Country Manor “shouldered”Pinned System features high strength fiberglass pins that provide a shear connector, securely holding geo-grid reinforcement and aligning units. Pins fit all three size units. Thirty pins are needed for each layer.
NOTE: It is best to construct the wall using the units as they are stacked on the shipping pallet. There is no pattern repeat, so work with random units. It is best to avoid stack bond, or when a vertical joint line between adjoining units continue over several courses.