Modern Looking Retaining Wall Blocks Provide Creative Possibilities

Over the years, we’ve seen a vast array of trendy building materials come and go throughout the construction industry. Some last the test of time, while others are short-term trends and are quickly replaced a couple of years—or months—later.

Our CornerStone retaining wall products have proudly maintained the delicate balance of modern style and versatile design for decades. These multi-purpose modern-looking retaining wall blocks make it easy to unleash your creativity in countless ways to suit your taste and budget.


Clean lines. The concrete wall blocks of CornerStone 100 offer a modern look with their clean-cut lines. These encourage engineers and DIY homeowners alike to dream big when planning, designing, and building their garden walls.

With a rugged natural stone façade and sleek edges, CornerStone’s timeless blocks are a perfect fit for residential and commercial wall projects.

CornerStone 100’s hollow core design also has exceptional drainage! It can reduce the likelihood of future maintenance repairs from water damage.

Users can repurpose these blocks for a variety of projects, too. No matter the application, the result will be a beautifully consistent look that blends in seamlessly with any architectural style. These concrete blocks also last for decades.


Gorgeously green. Another defining feature of these retaining wall blocks is their environmentally-friendly components and limitless applications.

CornerStone 100’s retaining wall blocks are a popular choice for condo projects to beautify the property and attract desirable tenants.

Thanks to their hollow core design, these blocks are ideal for growing gardens and fostering a sustainable, thriving outdoor environment.

As their name suggests, these retaining wall blocks are ideal for crafting stylish, textured walls that can frame nearly anything. Or they can function as beautiful planters for the front entrance of buildings and garden walkways. Either way, it’s a win!


Make your property stand out. CornerStone 100 blocks make it easy to incorporate flowing curves or corners into your landscape design for fresh, contemporary aesthetics.

The retaining wall system’s versatility is a key feature, so you can build stairs and terraces throughout a condo complex. Similarly, you can use CornerStone blocks to protect utility walls or encapsulate fire hydrants and structures around the property.

CornerStone 100 blocks are designed with versatility and functionality in mind, making them ideal for more intricate projects.

The retaining wall’s strength can also serve vital purposes of soil retention or soil reinforcement for critical infrastructure solutions.


Minimal degrees of difficulty. An underlying, low-key aspect of retaining walls is how much space they take up in your outdoor living space.

An important consideration for this is the setback (also known as the batter). This is the angle of the retaining wall’s vertical height.

A higher degree of setback means the wall protrudes more throughout your property, leaving you less space to lounge and play.

The CornerStone 100 retaining wall blocks have a setback of 4.5°, whereas standard traditional systems have a 6° setback.

While this may seem minuscule, it means a 10 ft. high wall will save a full 1 ft. of space! For a standard lot size, that can create a lot more room for your dog to run around and keep the kids’ ball inside the fence.

This also creates massive profitable opportunities for new developments to optimize land. CornerStone 100 gives you the extra property space you need—and deserve!


Top off retaining walls with simple capping. We’ve all seen uneven, broken caps atop retaining walls. Unfortunately, these give beautiful properties a rundown look.

Decrepit looks are decidedly unfashionable, and we’re willing to bet they won’t be a trend in the foreseeable future.

The top of your retaining wall may not be its primary feature, but it can make a big impact on appearance.

What makes CornerStone 100 cap units stand out is their ease of installation. Securing them to the retaining wall’s top standard blocks with concrete adhesive is vital to keeping them in place. This is a super easy step that prevents maintenance of wear and tear over the years!

Speaking of steps, CornerStone cap units are perfect for building stairways into the retaining wall. To learn more about the benefits of built-in steps, check out our blog on landscape stairs here.


There’s no better feeling of accomplishment than designing and building projects from a concept or vision all the way to completion.

At CornerStone, we believe that professionals and DIY homeowners deserve the chance to bring their outdoor dreamscape to life.

Our free step-by-step installation guides and retaining wall design software are ready to get started when you are!

CornerStone’s modern retaining wall blocks are an easy way to make any complex design or size of retaining wall a reality. Contact your local CornerStone supplier today to discover how our retaining wall blocks can deliver ever-lasting beauty to your property.