Textured Face - Back Retaining Wall Block Concrete Mold Set 3003

Retaining Wall Block Concrete Mold 3003


 
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Product Code: 3003
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Retaining wall block concrete mold measures 9 1/2 inches from the front to back (measuring in the center of mold) - 11 inches across the front and 8 inches across the back. Height is 4 inches tall. This concrete block mold can be used to form a straight wall by using the wide end of one block and then setting the narrow end of the other next to it and repeating this pattern. To create a curve use the wide ends of the blocks together. The front and back of these both have textured rock look detail so both sides of the wall or border will look the same. This is an excellent piece to use for building your own retaining walls or borders around trees and flower beds.

This purchase is for two concrete molds.

These concrete molds are actually one of our more popular mold sets. We have allot of customers that absolutely love these and then there are some that do not like them so much. They really are a great mold but there are a few tricks that might help you to use these a little better. The retaining wall block molds with the split face detail are more difficult to get out of the molds. The split rock has to have some undercuts in it to be able to look as chiseled rock. We do make these molds out of our softer plastic which does allow the mold to have some give to it when removing from the mold. The type of concrete mix one uses can make a difference as some mixes have more shrinkage than others. We do not recommend any specific brand to use as there are so many different brands available all over the united states. And with different climates and weather conditions the mixes will handle differently. Experimenting with different mixes can make a difference. We have some customers that prefer building a simple jig around the molds made of two by fours, this helps hold the sides in some so that when it is time to remove the pieces from the molds it does make it a little easier as the sides do not have as much pressure on them from the concrete. This is really an excellent idea since we use a softer plastic on these molds it gives them more support and does not allow any bulging in the sides from the weight of the concrete mix. Below is a sample of a jig.

You can also try turning the blocks over shaking the brick down some, then turning back over and pouring water down into the mold this will work as a pushing agent when you turn the molds back over it will help to push out the block.

We have some customers that prefer to cut down the back sides of the mold, use duck tape to tape up the two seams, set the molds in a wood frame jig, pour in the molds and once the mix is set up then they slide the molds out of the jig and remove the tape, slide the block out and re tape the mold, sit it back in the jig and are ready to go again. This is a very easy way to use the molds with no complications.

BE SURE TO READ THROUGH OUR INSTRUCTIONS PAGE LOCATED IN THE LEFT HAND COLUMN, TO SEE HOW EASY IT IS TO USE OUR MOLDS TO CREATE BEAUTIFUL LOOKING PIECES FOR YOUR HOME OR GARDEN. ALL ORDERS COME WITH EASY TO USE BASIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR POURING AND CREATING YOUR PIECE. CREATE YOUR OWN PIECES FOR PENNIES OF WHAT IT WOULD COST TO BUY THESE ALREADY MADE. OUR MOLDS CAN BE USED WITH CONCRETE, CEMENT, MORTAR, PLASTER, RESIN, SOAP OR WAX. THERE ARE ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES YOU CAN CREATE WITH OUR MOLDS. THE PLASTIC WE USE FOR OUR MOLDS IS DESIGNED FOR MANY POURS WITH THE PROPER CARE THEY WILL LAST YOU MANY YEARS. THESE ARE GREAT FOR SMALL BUSINESS, PERSONAL OR HOBBY USE.


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