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Using Natural Stone for Walls

Michigan Natural Stone Retaining Walls – Haley Stone

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Michigan Natural Stone Retaining Walls


What are they:

Natural stone pieces (like boulders) stacked to create a wall. There are different natural stone materials available. Boulder walls are a popular option, created by stacking very large (and very heavy) boulders in a line. Dirt is stopped from coming through the gaps using landscape fabric. There are also rubble walls. These walls are made from a random assortment of boulders and rocks to create a unique wall. You can use gravel to fill in the cracks behind the rocks. Cut stone is used for one other type of natural stone walls. In this method, stone is cut down to thinner pieces, which are then stacked on top of each other. Every stone is cut differently so the wall has a unique, natural look.

Stay-together-ness:

No mortar or locking systems needed here, just patience and heavy equipment or big muscles. When building these types of walls, you pick out each individual rock or boulder to fit in each spot as needed. This is isn’t so bad with a cut rock wall where each piece isn’t that expensive, but it can a little more difficult when moving around 80+ pound boulders.

Ease of Use:

Takes a very creative touch to find an individual stone that looks good and fits in the spot that’s needed. As touched on before, the rocks and boulders are really heavy. Each row has to be completely built up and filled in as you go so it requires a little patience.

Advantages:

Unique. More natural look. Much more varied color and design. Can fit any situation (wall height or length).

For a large selection of Michigan Natural Stone Retaining Walls, stop by Haley Stone in Auburn Hills at (248) 276-9300 or Rochester Hills (248) 852-5511 today!

source: kglandscape.com

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