A smaller landscaping retaining block, for the DIY market

The Terraforce landscaping retaining wall system is available in South Africa and other countires in a smaller size block, known as the Terralite, the primary application of which is the DIY market.


It can be used to create flowerbed borders, tree rings, braai places, patio walls, driveway walls, garden landscapes and any light retaining needed around the property.

In Canada and California, the block has been available for many years and is sold extensively through nurseries and landscape suppliers. It is playfully called the `ladies block’ because of its light weight and appropriateness for small landscaping installations and its availability in various colours.

To download the Spec Sheet in a PDF version go to the Downloads page, section 7.

L36_CT smooth face retaining block L36_CT rock face retaining block
 Only available in California, US

L36_CALIF smooth face retaining block

L36_CALIF rock face retaining block

Block: Terralite Why Terralite?
Blocks/m² (measured vertically)  36
Contractors make use of it because of its versatility – its small size means that it goes around sharp or wide convex and concave curves with ease. It also merges seamlessly from a vertical to an inclined wall. It is supplied largely with the rockface finish. It can be used to create steps by reversing the block and changing the texture and it can be used in combination with the Stairblock. The 150mm riser of the 4×4 Stairblock matches the Terralite height.
Block mass/kg 8
Block infill volume/m³ 0.0027
Ave. constructed mass kg per m² of wall 430
Block wall thickness 40

Its applications include light retaining walls, architectural features, terracing and seating, flowerbed surrounds and tree rings. Terralite is setting new standards for low landscaping terraces, stairs and features under 1m in height. Depending on the height and inclination, walls may be installed with or without reinforcing or backfill.

Terralite retaining block stair way

Terralite retaining block retaining wall

Terralite retaining block stairway Terralite retaining block retaining wall 
 Typical section of Terralite retaining wall
Typical section of a Terralite retaining wall
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