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Integrated Structural / Architectural Cladding Retaining System


Coming soon >>> DesignStone`s modular retaining wall systems integrate with DesignStone`s wall assembly for seamless structural, design and appearance.

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DesignStone Resilient Building Technology

DesignStone`s retaining wall system uses removable, reusable metal formwork that integrates with DesignStone`s primary wall assembly.

DesignStone`s retaining wall metal formwork can be purchased outright and can be reused on a project to project basis. The precast cladding units utilized are acquired as required and come in array of finishes and textures and can be custom made to suit any specification if desired. They are modular and are installed manually without the use of heavy lifting equipment or specialized machinery. 

Typical Specification

Our standard inclusions, options and exclusions are outlined below for your understanding and consideration.


In summary, our proposals may be subject to certain variables. Inclusions are typically:

  • Structural engineering.

  • DesignStone shop drawings.

  • Project guidance and management for the pre-construction and wall construction phases.

  • DesignStone Resilient Retaining Wall System package (Structural + Architectural + Hardware / Fixings).

  • Training when required by qualified, experienced DesignStone personnel.



We offer options to cater to everyone’s material and design preferences plus unique location. Typical options are as follows:

  • Architectural design.

  • Project management.

  • DesignStone LGM removable / reusable formwork supplied or hired (hire subject to availability).

  • Installation.



In summary, the extent of our exclusions are as follows:

  • Building Permits & Fees. 

  • HOA approvals.

  • Construction power & utility bills. 

  • Concrete foundation system.

  • Excavation, backfill, water management systems,

  • Termite protection.

  • MEP.

  • Dumpsters and porta john.

Typical Structural Details

Technical details coming soon.

In the meantime, we have provided some images of actual DesignStone retaining wall projects.

Standard Terms & Conditions

  1. All materials, where possible will be delivered at the same time via our San Marcos, Texas plant. 

  2. Light gauge metal formwork components delivered in loose, unassembled, pre-cropped to requested length format for assembly on the job site. Material gauge, type and fixing method(s) determined by Structural Engineer.

  3. Precast concrete cladding requires a minimum of (7-14) days cure time before installation. Heavily trafficked areas require (45) days cure time before installation. Claims made for product failure will not be honored if these requirements are not adhered to.

  4. All precast concrete work shall conform to the standards of the Architectural Precast Association and/or Precast Concrete Institute exclusively. Product needs to cure for (7-14) days before shipping. Colors and textures do vary, for best results, cladding units must be installed in a mixed manner.

  5. DesignStone will work with the General Contractor to ensure delivery of products to jobsite per coordinated schedule.

  6. DesignStone will not be responsible for delays in production or delivery under our contract due to an extended or untimely approval process. 

  7. DesignStone will not be responsible for delays in delivery under our contract where materials are not available due to national shortages or severe weather (hurricanes, hazardous conditions, etc.). 

  8. Unless otherwise stated and formally agreed to, new custom cladding types remain the intellectual property of DesignStone, LLC. 

  9. General Contractor shall provide unloading for all materials.

  10. General Contractor shall provide permits, barricades and flagman as required for traffic flow during unloading of materials.

  11. A deposit of (50%) with the order and notice of commencement upon acceptance is required for this to become a binding contract. Signed sample is required to start production. Deposit to cover advanced purchase of material and any engineering. The deposit will be applied to the final contract invoice. Balance due upon completion of production.

  12. Any claims for shortages will be made in writing within five days after shipment, and claims based on defective material or workmanship will be made in writing within fifteen days after invoice date.

  13. DesignStone will provide applicable insurance coverage, bill of materials, and/or bill of sale as required.

  14. Price effective for a total time frame period of (30) days.

  15. Any alteration of the above terms and conditions, as well as color, texture, or quantities shall be considered a counterproposal and may represent major modification to this proposal.

  16. The undersigned has read this proposal and accepts the terms and conditions herein as a binding contract and acknowledges that DesignStone, LLC designs and products are protected under applicable U.S. Copyright and Design Patent Statutes.  

  17. DesignStone, LLC uses CoConstruct software to manage its projects. CoConstruct utilizes a signature approval feature found at the base of this proposal, this feature contains a hardcoded element where it notes DesignStone, LLC as a/the "builder" at the signature line. This feature cannot be changed at this point in time but will be remedied in the future. DesignStone, LLC is not a/the "builder". 

  18. Formal proposals issued via DesignStone supersede all other information provided here within.

More Information?

For further technical details including project personalization please get in touch with our technical department.

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