Allan Block Estimating Tools

Choose the Right Tool for Your Next Project

Allan Block makes it easy to estimate your materials. Choose the from the estimating tools below to quickly calculate the amount of materials for your retaining wall, patio seating wall and/or fence projects.

AB Retaining Walls Design & Estimating App

allan block retaining wall estimating app for apple and android

What Does it Do?
Design and estimate retaining walls up to 6 ft. (1.8 m) and receive a full project portfolio with design plans, elevation drawings, wall section details, and material quantity estimates.

Available in english and metric units.

FREE download avaliable for your Mac or Windows computer

Available for Windows Available for Mac

retaining wall app home screen

Home Screen

Use the simple screens to enter information about your project for height, length, soil type and then choose a condition that represents your yard. As an option you can enter in exact X, Y and Z coordinates of your wall to adjust the projects location and height information for more exact estimates.

retaining wall app drawing your design

Bird's Eye View

Entering in this basic information will give you a rough estimate of the blocks you will need in an easy to read format.

retaining wall app elevation screen

Elevation View

Want a more in depth estimate?

Submit your project to the Allan Block Design Center and receive a Free estimate that includes cross sections, block and material estimates quantities.

Sample Design Portfolio

This retaining wall design, estimator and project portfolio include the following features:

  • Bird’s eye and front views of your wall
  • Coordinate locations can be entered (X, Y and Z)
  • Customizable not only length, but top and bottom of wall locations
  • Details/cross sections of your wall design
  • Block estimates for each of the locally available Allan Block
  • Photo/Project Gallery
  • Links to additional information: videos, installation instructions, and more
  • List of recommended local Allan Block Dealers
Available for Windows Available for Mac

FREE download avaliable for your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch

Available in APPLE App Store



retaining wall app home screen

Home Screen

Use the simple screens to enter information about your project for height, length, soil type and then choose a condition that represents your yard. As an option you can enter in exact X, Y and Z coordinates of your wall to adjust the projects location and height information for more exact estimates.

retaining wall app drawing your design

Bird's Eye View

Entering in this basic information will give you a rough estimate of the blocks you will need in an easy to read format.

retaining wall app elevation screen

Elevation View

Want a more in depth estimate?

Submit your project to the Allan Block Design Center and receive a Free estimate that includes cross sections, block and material estimates quantities.

Sample Design Portfolio

This retaining wall design, estimator and project portfolio include the following features:

  • Bird’s eye and front views of your wall
  • Coordinate locations can be entered (X, Y and Z)
  • Customizable not only length, but top and bottom of wall locations
  • Details/cross sections of your wall design
  • Block estimates for each of the locally available Allan Block
  • Photo/Project Gallery
  • Links to additional information: videos, installation instructions, and more
  • List of recommended local Allan Block Dealers

Available in APPLE App Store



Courtyard Patio Walls Design & Estimating App

Allan Block Courtyard patio wall estimating app for mac, windows, apple and android

What Does it Do?
Choose from a variety of pre-design patio packages or create your own patio design and receive project plans, elevation designs, material estimates and installation instructions.

Available in english and metric units.

FREE download avaliable for your Mac or Windows computer

Available for Windows Available for Mac

CY app home screen

Home Screen

Design & estimate your perfect courtyard patio with this useful tool from Allan Block. Choose from the AB Courtyard Patio Package choices that offer pre-designed layouts with different styles and looks to transform your backyard space.

Sample Patio Package Portfolio

Each package has video installation and detailed instructions available.

CY app patio packages

Pre-Designed Patio Packages

Looking for just a small accent to add to your space like a pond, bench or planter? Choose from our Element options to give your outdoor space a simple upgrade. These can all be built in just a weekend and enjoyed all season long.

Want something more customized?

CY app design screen

Layout Screen

Then let your creativity shine and easily design the size and style of your patio and seating walls with the flexible AB Courtyard Collection. Use the Create Your Own Feature and simply choose the size of your patio area, select where the walls will be, add curves, corners or posts and then enter the heights.

Sample Design Portfolio

Quick and easy and you’re done! Want more? Add on accents from our Elements, like ponds, fire pits, bench seating or grilling stations to expand your custom layout even more.

CY app design screen

Add Heights

This AB Courtyard Estimator and Project Portfolio include the following features:

  • Pre-Designed Patio Packages
  • Pre-Designed Elements
  • Shows bird’s eye and front views of your project
  • Offers custom patio shapes
  • Shows details of your wall design
  • Block estimates for the AB Courtyard Collection
  • Photo/project gallery
  • Links to additional information: videos, installation instructions, and more
  • List of recommended local Allan Block Dealers
Available for Windows Available for Mac

FREE download avaliable for your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch

Available in APPLE App Store



CY app home screen

Home Screen

Design & estimate your perfect courtyard patio with this useful tool from Allan Block. Choose from the AB Courtyard Patio Package choices that offer pre-designed layouts with different styles and looks to transform your backyard space.

Sample Patio Package Portfolio

Each package has video installation and detailed instructions available.

CY app patio packages

Pre-Designed Patio Packages

Looking for just a small accent to add to your space like a pond, bench or planter? Choose from our Element options to give your outdoor space a simple upgrade. These can all be built in just a weekend and enjoyed all season long.

Want something more customized?

CY app design screen

Layout Screen

Then let your creativity shine and easily design the size and style of your patio and seating walls with the flexible AB Courtyard Collection. Use the Create Your Own Feature and simply choose the size of your patio area, select where the walls will be, add curves, corners or posts and then enter the heights.

Sample Design Portfolio

Quick and easy and you’re done! Want more? Add on accents from our Elements, like ponds, fire pits, bench seating or grilling stations to expand your custom layout even more.

CY app design screen

Add Heights

This AB Courtyard Estimator and Project Portfolio include the following features:

  • Pre-Designed Patio Packages
  • Pre-Designed Elements
  • Shows bird’s eye and front views of your project
  • Offers custom patio shapes
  • Shows details of your wall design
  • Block estimates for the AB Courtyard Collection
  • Photo/project gallery
  • Links to additional information: videos, installation instructions, and more
  • List of recommended local Allan Block Dealers

Available in APPLE App Store



AB Estimating Tool For Retaining Walls, Patio Walls & Fences

What Does it Do?
Estimate all your Allan Block projects in one place with the AB Estimating Tool. This simple material estimator for retaining walls, patio walls and concrete fences allows you to quickly and efficiently estimate the materials needs for large and small retaining walls, AB Courtyard patio walls and AB Fence sound and security fences.

Available in english and metric units.

FREE download avaliable for your Mac computer

Estimating Tool

Allan Block makes it easy to estimate your materials. Quickly calculate the amount of block, capstones, and other materials for your retaining wall, patio seating wall and/or fence projects. This estimating tool enables you to estimate any of your Allan Block wall projects.

Estimating Tool

Sample Estimate

Estimate Your Projects in Minutes!

  • Great for Homeowners, Contractors and Distributors
  • Estimate retaining walls, patio walls and Fences all in one place!
  • Materials Esitmate for block, rock, grid and more
  • Create Complete Project Estimates or Individual Itemized by Wall Estimates
  • Contractors/Distributors: Add Your Pricing and Company Logo to Create Customized Estimates
Standard Units for Mac Metric Units for Mac

Also Available in Spanish


FREE download avaliable for your Windows computer

Estimating Tool

Allan Block makes it easy to estimate your materials. Quickly calculate the amount of block, capstones, and other materials for your retaining wall, patio seating wall and/or fence projects. This estimating tool enables you to estimate any of your Allan Block wall projects.

Estimating Tool

Sample Estimate

Estimate Your Projects in Minutes!

  • Great for Homeowners, Contractors and Distributors
  • Estimate retaining walls, patio walls and Fences all in one place!
  • Materials Esitmate for block, rock, grid and more
  • Create Complete Project Estimates or Individual Itemized by Wall Estimates
  • Contractors/Distributors: Add Your Pricing and Company Logo to Create Customized Estimates
Standard Units for PC Metric Units for PC

Also Available in Spanish