Stacked stone retaining walls
One of the best ways to define the architecture of your backyard is with well placed, well designed walls. Masonry walls communicate personality through their placement and design and are a strong feature for your outdoor space.
This element creates separation and enclosure to your outdoor living spaces and can be used strategically to frame other landscaping features.
Your choice in walls depends on what purpose you want them to serve.
Do you need a wall to support other elements or are you looking for something that’s primarily visually appealing to create a cozy get together space or a border for a less appealing part of your yard? Do you want your stone wall to act as a barrier or a perimeter feature?
Stone and masonry walls are versatile and customizable. The materials used and textures we can create in this feature can communicate the look and feel that best suits your space. From rugged and natural to seamless finishes, we have the expertise to create walls that transform your space.
Choices include brick, cultured stone or natural stone options depending on the finish you’re looking for.
Cultured stone is man-made - with concrete poured into molds and then painted to make it look like stone. It has benefits in being lighter than natural stone and can be easier to install. It is often a lower cost alternative to natural stone with some drawbacks in quality of appearance, working with gaps in the stone and how long it holds its color.
Natural stone as an alternative is simply that - non-synthetic, and natural. It is durable, free from chemicals, and can be shaped during installation to get the right fit. Natural stone has its strengths in longevity and value, able to retain its color and in its authentic look with natural imperfections.
We can walk you through the best choices for your space and provide suggestions in line with your budget and vision.
Stone walls can be dry-laid or dry-set which means they they don’t require a mortar or footings to be held together. You can choose mortared walls for variety as those are built from brick, stone, or other materials where we’d lay out footings and mortar the materials together. All of our work is according to local building codes with a high standard of perfection.
Retaining walls are both decorative and serve a purpose - you need them to provide support in the ground for other structures whereas freestanding walls are more decorative and part of the overall landscaping plan.
We want to hear your ideas and show you how we can implement them into your overall landscaping plan. Our expertise means we know how to choose the right materials and we know how to nest them properly so that your walls are secure for the long run.
The process is dependent on the kind of wall you’re looking for. With retaining walls we build in time for some backyard excavation. We bring in the stones and other materials and follow a carefully laid plan - laying stone strategically and with care to create the perfect end result.
Our process for small and large jobs is the same - attention to detail and focus on creating the perfect masonry walls for your outdoor experience.