9/2020 – Sloping property? No problem with Terraforce!

Dealing with a property on a slope AND keeping it attractive!

Don’t let the steep slope in your backyard get in the way of your landscaping dreams. Conquer a problem slope by installing a concrete-block retaining wall — you’ll add space, structure, and value to your property.

Home built into a slope with Terraforce V8 blocks

Home built into a slope with Terraforce V8 blocks

Sloping property? No problem with Terraforce!

Sloping property? No problem with Terraforce!

As did this homeowner in Winterstrand, Eastern Cape, when face with a plot on a slope. He chose the Terrafroce V8 blocks – currently only available by Terraforce East Cape, East London – because he loved their clean finish and because using a hollow core, interlocking retaining block, he was also still able to plant the finished wall with waterwise succulents.

The blocks are planted with succulents

The blocks are planted with waterwise succulents

Staircase case connecting the second to the lowest level

Staircase case connecting the second to the lowest level


To achieve the final look and feel, the blocks had to be cut during installation to achieve a stretch bond, and extra drainage and waterproofing needed to be provided at the wall section bordering against the building. A wide staircase was added to the wall design to provide comfortable access to the lower level of the home. Wall installation done by Terraforce Recommended Contractor H2K Group Pty Ltd, East London, Eastern Cape.

The client added his own landscaping with gravel and rock riprap, succulent plants and grasses, and can now watch his investment grow with time.

Project team

Engineer: Herman Petersen
Main Contractor: Henwood Design & Construction Pty Ltd
Wall installation: H2K Group Pty Ltd
Block Manufacturer: Terraforce East Cape

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The walkway connecting the wall to the top level

The walkway connecting the wall to the top level

Staircase case connecting the second to the lowest level

Staircase case connecting the second to the lowest level

Home built into a slope with Terraforce V8 blocks

Home built into a slope with Terraforce V8 blocks

For more information:


>>  Free design software, Maxiwall Pro 

>>  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

>> The many possible wall finishes: One block, many faces!


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