Retaining wall block concrete mold measures 7 1/4 inches and 11 inches
across, height is 3 3/4 inches. This is a great concrete mold to use for making
borders around landscapes and garden areas. Use to build retaining
walls around your home to add a decorative look. This mold set has a
raised lip on the back of the block to allow for a staggered look when
stacking them. Be sure to check out our colorants to use when pouring
the molds to add different colors to your design.
This purchase is for 1 block concrete mold that is the same as the 3001 mold set
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.
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.
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
pushing agent when you turn the molds back over it will help to push out the block.
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
retape 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
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.
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.