Allan Block About Us
Always Better, Always Allan Block
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At Allan Block® Corporation, our goal is to be a visionary in the field of concrete construction and today's leader in Mortarless Technology®. We continually strive to be Always Better; to develop our creative and innovative construction products, revolutionizing the way the world builds. Our advanced systems offer the most efficient and practical alternatives to traditional construction, while maintaining the highest standard of quality available on the market. Our diverse array of products, meet the changing demands of the modern construction world.
We work diligently to build and support our exceptional network of concrete product manufacturers and construction professionals, in order to bring products into the market as quickly and effectively as possible. The Allan Block commitment to combining superior products with exceptional service makes Allan Block products - products you can trust. This will make our practical, effective and environmentally conscious concrete systems the most logical choice for construction in the future.
Watch the History of Allan Block
Over the last couple decades, Allan Block has become a prominent global hardscapes company. We supply the world with innovative alternatives to traditional concrete construction, through advances in Mortarless Technology systems. Our success began with the introduction of our patented segmental retaining wall product -The Original Allan Block. The Allan Block system effectively meets the needs of a changing building community, by combining sophisticated technology with simple design concepts. It solves the construction needs of real people by integrating ease of installation, economic efficiency and durability qualities that make Allan Block products a hallmark of the concrete construction industry.
The same careful attention to research and design has been used throughout the development of all our Mortarless Technology systems. This growing family of patented products offers the industry intelligent, practical and effective building materials. In addition to our commitment to develop superior systems, Allan Block is also devoted to cultivating a significant network of Allan Block professionals and programs to transfer our innovations to the world. The intelligent combination of inventive products, involved professionals and influential programs is a true signature of the Allan Block Advantage.
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The innovative and engineered features of Allan Block retaining wall, courtyard and fence products, have made it very attractive to concrete manufacturers and their distributors around the world. Our products are available throughout the United States and Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and Asia.
At Allan Block we work diligently in building and supporting our network of concrete product manufacturers and construction professionals. These businesses are selected based on various factors but most importantly their level of service and commitment to bring Allan Block products into the market quickly and effectively. The Allan Block commitment to combining superior products with exceptional service make Allan Block products a family of products you can trust.
Allan Block Always Better Wall of Fame
In honor of those who go above and beyond their duty to assist in the development of their respective Allan Block markets and ultimately assist in the creation of a path allowing all of us to be Always Better, we award those who have regularly and successfully implemented the various programs and tools offered by Allan Block to assist in the development of their markets.
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At Allan Block, we like to say the AB stands for “Always Better”. What that means is that our team is striving to always be the best. Training is our best way to make the AB TEAM Always Better.
Your local Allan Block Representative has been to AB University to learn the ABC’S of Allan Block wall design and engineering. Many of our local AB Dealers have sent their key staff to AB University too. Many of these same Dealers offer Homeowner “How-To” classes to pass their knowledge along. Our Licensed Producers have had hands-on training on best practices for quality assurance.
We offer free tutorials for all our registered engineers to keep them on the front edge of SRW wall design. Our Contractor Certification Classes have trained thousands of local contractors on the proper techniques for wall design and construction. Through training we are committed to making sure every Allan Block team member is “Always Better”.
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The Allan Block family of product provides attractive solutions for any landscape. With hundreds of millions of square feet in the ground, we can deliver the quality and performance your project needs. Our wide variety of styles and colors, are guaranteed to blend into your natural surroundings.
Whether you are a homeowner working on a raised planter or an engineer designing sound barriers around a highway, Allan Block provides not only style and durability but an “Always Better” experience.
Homeowners and Weekend Warriors
Allan Block has developed a LIBRARY of information to help plan, design and build your Allan Block project. Use our VIDEOS for action packed descriptions of “how to build” with Allan Block products. Our VIDEOS take you through a play-by-play description of how to build beautiful Allan Block projects.
Use our LITERATURE to find the answer to any question you might have on RESIDENTIAL projects. You’ll find simple explanations on any subject – from basic wall construction to building beautiful stairways. Use the keyword search bar to insert a specific keyword or phrase and let our site do the searching for you.
Need help estimating the materials you need on your Allan Block project? Use our ESTIMATING TOOL. Simply follow the instructions, drop in your wall sizes,
and get a detailed list of materials for block, caps, base rock, and everything you will need to complete your project.
Engineers, Contractors and other Professionals
Allan Block has a comprehensive package of materials ideal for Engineers and Installers.Use our LITERATURE for a more technical or professional description for commercial and municipal projects. These materials include Installation, Specifications, AutoCad drawings and other technical details you need for major site solutions.
Available also for the engineer, AB Walls, the Allan Block Design Software. For over a decade, AB has provided engineering design software to our network of engineering firms. Our latest version features a full array of useful design and engineering functions and will help you design, engineer, and print all the details for your next retaining wall project. If you are an engineer, click here to find out how you can receive your copy of AB Walls and become a registered AB Walls designer.
Allan Block’s testing portfolio is comprehensive. We are the only modular wall system to complete Full Scale Seismic Testing on Modular Block. Completed in two phases in 2002 and 2004, these landmark tests established the credibility of modular block wall assemblies under seismic conditions. In addition, they validated the performance characteristics of Allan Block walls under extreme earthquake conditions.
Our blocks have been used to build a wide variety of projects all around the world. Our retaining walls, or fences could just be the perfect solution to your next landscape project. For ideas and examples of many different projects and applications, check out our photo albums, where you can find ideas for stairs, terraces, raised planters, sound barriers, patio surrounds and many others.