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Innovative Solutions

By: Ron Foster - CEO | August 12, 2014

Foster Supply leads the way with innovative solutions for retaining wall applications. After the success in the City of Milton, Foster Supply moved to the gas industry utilizing Redi-Rock block for bridge abutments saving countless time in the gas fields by eliminating the need for a lengthy permit process. Foster Supply teamed up with two separate engineering firms to develop a method to build bridges in a short time span using the Big Block system. By using the Redi-Rock block it allows a contractor to build abutments in a fraction of the time while not interfering with the stream bed, thus eliminating the need for a 404 permit or intervention by the USACE or EPA.


                The purchase of the Oldcastle/Package System plant in Sissonville went smoothly. Foster Supply honored all outstanding orders at the same terms and conditions as Oldcastle offered to its customers. There were very few glitches in shipments or billing. We are now fully integrated between the operations and have more capabilities than ever. We are offering solutions to site specific concrete requirements by precasting items not formerly considered. If you can draw it we can make it. Give Foster Supply the opportunity to provide precast solution on your next difficult project.


                The new PC system developed for our retaining wall blocks allow us to have walls under design as high as 60’. Heights like that were not possible before. Additionally the PC system adds to the factor of safety at the top of the wall from 2.5 to 4 times what other blocks can accomplish. Give us a call on your next difficult retaining wall project.


                If your tired of time consuming placement of Rip Rap channels we are having great success with our Flex-A-Mat product. It goes down in about 1/10 the time as Rip Rap, allows grass to grow through it and withstands velocities of 20 feet per second. The environmentalist love it and you will too. Give this product a try on your next project and you won’t go back.