Back 40 Landscaping is located in Abbotsford B.C, Canada and we primarily focus on Allan Block Retaining Walls, Paver Patios, and French Drain installations.
Back 40 Landscaping Qualifications
What makes us experts on Allan Block Retaining Walls?
Allow me to introduce myself. I am Sam Maerz, and along with my wife Natasha, we own Back 40 Landscaping. I am a Trained and Certified Level 2 Allan Block wall Installer.
To attain this level of certification is a combination of classroom training, field training, and job site experience, covering all of the most challenging aspects of building a retaining wall.
Allan Block Contractor Certification Program
Level 1 – Certified Allan Block Wall Installer
Allan Block Contractor Training Certification Training Course
The advantages of the Allan Block product line
How Allan Blocks work
Basic Principles of wall design
How Allan Block & Geogrid reinforcement work together
Basic design methodology
Why walls Fail
Wall estimating tools
Proper methods for constructing an Allan Block wall
Hands-on participation building walls with AB products
Completion of a wall with min height of 3’, and more than 300 units
Level 2 – Experienced Wall Installer
Complete an additional 5 walls that meet the following criteria
Walls comply with local building codes
Walls constructed meet industry tolerances
Walls have a min height of 3’, and more than 300 units
Geogrid reinforcement was used on a minimum of 3 of the 5 walls
Stamped drawings from a local engineer on a minimum of 3 of the 5 walls
Walls submitted must contain:
Curves (inside or outside)
Step up or step downs
Slopes above the top of the wall
Water management detail
Level 3- Master Wall Builder
Complete additional walls totalling a minimum of 25,000 blocks, or 10 walls with. an average of 1000 blocks per wall.
Walls must meet the above requirements
Geogrid reinforcement was used on a minimum of 70% of the submitted walls
Stamped drawings from a local engineer were used on a minimum of 70% of the walls
Each of the following conditions must be covered on 70% of the walls submitted
Slopes above the wall
Water management detail
Letter of reference from a minimum of 2 general contractors/property owners/developers
The Back 40 Landscaping Team
Our team consists of Sam, Viktor, and Lindon.
We are all Allan Block trained and certified!
Out of all the training and resources Allan Block offers, without a doubt, the most valuable is being able to call Bruce Stickney.
He is a highly knowledgeable veteran of the retaining wall community, and we are lucky to now call him a mentor and friend.
He officially works for Allan Block as their trainer and liaison, and contractors who want to can build their customers the very best Allan Block retaining walls possible.