This estimating tool guides you through a simple step-by step process to estimate your residential retaining wall project.

Use the simple screens to enter information about your project for height, length, soil type and then choose a condition that represents your yard. As an option you can enter in exact X, Y and Z coordinates of your wall to adjust the projects location and height information for more exact estimates. Entering in this basic information will give you a rough estimate of the blocks you will need in an easy to read format.

Want a more in depth estimate? Submit your project to the Allan Block Design Center and receive a Free estimate that includes cross sections, block and material estimates quantities. In addition, you will also receive a customized list of recommended dealers so you can get started right away on your landscape transformation.

A photo gallery is included so you can browse through the applications for project ideas, looks and styles of the Allan Block Retaining Wall products from projects all over the world.

This AB Walls Estimator and Project Portfolio include the following features:
• Bird’s eye and front views of your wall
• Coordinate locations can be entered (X, Y and Z)
• Customizable not only length, but top and bottom of wall locations
• Details/cross sections of your wall design
• Block estimates for each of the locally available Allan Block Collections
• Photo/project gallery
• Links to additional information: videos, installation instructions, and more from our website,
• List of recommended local Allan Block Dealers.
• Works on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Windows and Mac computers

What's New

Version 2.8.4

We added a new help video that explains how to find the points to enter into the app.

Customer Reviews

Not worth it!


Why did I pay anything for an app so someone can estimate the cost of buying their product. The app has a help file that basically is a video showing you how to use the app. The video refers to icons that don't exist on the app but are important in order to use the app. Missing icons such as clear last data point, clear all data points, etc. I finally got my straight line retaining wall drawn, entered the height and what came back was a visual of my project that different heights and was not a straight line. I couldn't have a more easy wall to estimate--a straight line 58' long and 4' high at each point. Although the visual was wrong my data points were correct. I submitted it for an email estimate and I received a beautiful 9 page report showing lots of pictures but under the number of blocks needed for the project, a big fat zero in every category. A complete waste of money. Lesson learned!



Couldn't get 'wall height' nodes to respond no matter how I tapped the screen.
But that doesn't matter since all it does is spit out the linear footage - it doesn't tell you how many blocks or type you need. Instead the next page asks for your email & phone so they can contact you.
Useless advertising app for their company - now I will return the favor for wasting my time and avoid ever using their product since this app is a direct example of how the company thinks of you, not to mention releasing an app that isn't ready - two red flags, look elsewhere before you begin your project.

Great estimating tool!


Was working on a project with a homeowner and used the app to create an estimate. Submitted it and the detailed estimate came back with estimates for several different block options, even patterns! Made it so easy to create my proposal and give the owner different options. I will use this app on all of my residential projects.


Allan Block Corporation
56 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 Allan Block


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