Retaining wall block system and method with varying block face sizes

  • US 6,447,213 B1
  • Filed: 08/31/2000
  • Issued: 09/10/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/11/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A wall block for use in forming a wall from multiple wall blocks, the wall having a front surface and a rear surface, the wall block comprising:

  • an upper surface spaced apart from a substantially parallel lower surface, thereby defining a block thickness, opposed and substantially parallel first and second faces, the first face having an area greater than the second face;

    opposed and non-parallel side surfaces, the first and second faces being orthogonal to one of the side surfaces, the first and second faces together with the upper, lower and side surfaces forming a block body;

    the first face, the second face and at least one side surface being textured in a manner resulting in the appearance of natural stone; and

    wherein the block body is configured such that when the wall is constructed from the blocks, the front surface of the wall is formed of the first faces of a portion of the multiple wall blocks and the second faces of others of the multiple wall blocks.

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