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TERRAFORCE is a well-known and award-winning Cape Town-based company that offers interlocking concrete blocks (earth-retaining blocks) for environmentally friendly landscape retaining walls and erosion control. Is a member of the Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) and a Level Four BBBEE Contributor.

Terraforce pioneered the hollow, reversible interlocking concrete block that is unmatched in its versatility, both in application and elevation. Suitable for commercial and residential landscape retaining walls, small or large.

The wide range of plantable retaining wall blocks is tailored to create environmentally friendly domestic or industrial installations and to support sustainable development in soil stabilisation. Walls can range from light gravity retaining walls to geogrid reinforced earth-retaining or heavy gravity, double skin walls.

Maxiwall Design Software for Terraforce WallsMaxiwall Pro is now live! Try out our free, state of the art design software, exclusively for Terraforce walls:


Maxiwall Pro


Please note, this is not a turnkey solution, it is essential to familiarise yourself with the step by step “how to” offered by the following tutorials: www.ctiware.com/tutorials

Design Tables for Terraforce blocks, for wall angles and heights possible:


S10 L11 L12 L13 L15 L15IT L18 L22 Terralite 4×4 Multi

Please Confirm availability of products with your local supplier.

>>  Free design software, Maxiwall 2015 (previous version)

>>  Become licensee for Terraforce concrete wall blocks

>>  Terraforce recommended installers in South Africa

>>  Download our  product showcase

>>  Winners:  CMA Awards

>> Download technical documents & case studies

>> Frequently asked questions: Terraforce Q&A

Please note: Most Terraforce Licensees use recycled concrete and clay bricks in the manufacture of Terraforce products. Please note: Terraforce suppliers stock their own selection/sizes of Terraforce concrete retaining wall blocks, this means the full range of products IS NOT sold at every outlet.

Watch: DIY Terraforce wall: a time-lapse video of a Terraforce garden wall installation

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June 25th, 2019  |  Published in - Landscaping & Terracing, - Specialist Installations

Overture restaurant is situated on a steep slope and the space for the fat trap needed to be dropped into the ground next to the kitchen area wall

Sometimes Terraforce blocks are specified for more exceptional purposes than the run-of-mill uses encountered by retaining wall contractors daily. One of these involved the creation of an underground space for a Fat Trap at world renown restaurant, Overture, at Hidden Valley Wines in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Terraforce walls by Dassenberg Retaining Systems Read more »

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May 13th, 2019  |  Published in - Slope Stabilisation, - Stairways & Seating & Ramps

4x4 Step block seating along the new hockey field

For South African educational campuses, sports facilities are always a top priority, and when Somerset College, one of the co-educational private schools in South Africa, was faced with a large, steep hill standing in the way of expanding their existing sports campus, major earth moving was unavoidable. Read more »

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April 17th, 2019  |  Published in - Composite Walls, Heavy Retaining

The steep walls are precisely installed with superbly constructed corners

Developers and Architects are often faced with the challenge of restricted or even no space at steep or small building sites. This is when retaining walls with the smallest possible footprint on plan must be designed to make it all possible. Read more »

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March 13th, 2019  |  Published in - Designs & Specifications, - General News

Large scale Terraforce retaining wall, Ezulwini, Swaziland, for the new International Convention Centre (ICC) commissioned by King Mswati III.

The year 2019 marks our 40th anniversary of being engaged in the earth retaining and erosion control industry.

Initially as a supplier and installer of wire mesh gabions, we soon switched to the more sustainable concrete block method of our own design. It was a good choice, and with only one competitor from Europe in this sector, our business grew steadily and is now represented by dedicated licensees on all continents. Read more »

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February 22nd, 2019  |  Published in - Stairways & Seating & Ramps

Instead of hard concrete paving, the space now features comfortable steps and seating, modern play equipment

Versatile step block creates safe space for play

In July 2018, Eikestad Primary School Stellenbosch in South Africa, decided to transform a bland, paved space into a place for play for their students. Find out more about the 4×4 Step Block.  Installed by Decorton Retaining Walls. Read more »

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January 23rd, 2019  |  Published in - Landscaping & Terracing, - Slope Stabilisation

Vertical boundary wall to connect an upper parking level with a new community park venue

Retaining walls can do so much more than just stop soil erosion and flooding issues. Along with other hardscaping and landscaping, retaining walls can transform your grounds by providing depth and verticality to your landscape, providing raised platforms for gardens, terraced views of your property, and beautiful concrete block textures. Read more »

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