Go Modern With Clay Stone Products
If you’re looking for an update on the traditional stone wall, consider going with a more modern manmade clay option. You have plenty of choices, including the ridged courduroy-style Ruggs Face brick, a textured Matt Face, the sandpaper-like Sand Mold Face or the practically shiny Smooth Face. Or for a perfect combination of modern and classic, try red brick.
Stone wall construction goes back as far as history can remember, and for centuries these walls were built with natural stone. If you like the look of a natural stone wall, you’ll find that you have plenty of options as well. First, consider what shape you’d like. Most masonry companies will offer you a choice of cut bricks or blocks, flagstones or natural shape. Consider what texture you’d like your wall to have as well. Natural stone can be grooved, smooth or varying levels of textured. Finally, decide what type and quality of stone you want. Stone with a finer grain is for high end projects, while a garden wall will typically be a lower quality or rustic stone. The three main categories of stone are: sedimentary, which are grainy stones such as limestone or sandstone; igneous, which tend to be coarse like granite; or metamorphic, which are smoother stones including marble, quartzite and slate.
Build That Wall
Be sure to communicate clearly with your masonry and landscaping companies to ensure that your garden wall will be to your satisfaction. Pay careful attention to how stones should be stacked in order to create the right look for your garden.
Stone wall construction is a great way to add class and privacy to your garden. Don’t let the materials overwhelm you and keep you from the garden of your dreams.