Natural stone walls incorporated in landscape design is becoming an increasingly popular trend. With the use of various materials and natural stone methods, unique creations make beautiful walls created from stonework. Today, we at Matt Myette Landscaping would like to expound on
stonework projects to help you know the options that will fit your style and budget concerning the wallstone.
Classification of Stone Masonry
Antique Granite Wallstone: Quarried white granite often used in cobble stones, posts, curbing, and steps is split into rectangular pieces, which easily manipulates the pieces together for a tight fitting wall. An antique granite stonewall is ideally dry-stacked or can be mortared.
Colonial Wallstone: A flat stone that derives from the bluestone quarries and is created from cast off pieces that are not of adequate size for flat bluestone patio stones. Softer stone, easy to work with by chisel and hammer makes colonial wallstone freshly broken to produce very tight fitting, consistent and clean finishes. This stone is stacked in the way that gives it a dry laid aesthetics, though it is often mortared.
Fieldstone Walls: Stone that is harvested from the ground or field after being tumbled in the ground for centuries are more rounded as opposed to the freshly broken stone. Price will increase according to the batches of shape, size, and color but generally fieldstone is fairly cost effective. Fieldstone is versatile, suited for stonewalls, retaining walls, and freestanding walls. Either dry laid or set with mortar, fieldstone walls have their advantages depending on the method.
Modular Block Wall: Masonry walls are manufactured from concrete wall blocks that come in a variety of styles with different systems. They are installed much faster than natural stone walls in a dry laid system. Looking appealing, efficient set, and cost effectively; more so than natural stone walls.
Split Face/Mosaic Wall: Freshly broken fieldstone or quarried stone refer to the mosaic or also known as split face walls. Split stone has one very flat side that is used to face the wall in not stacking construction for sturdiness and must be mortared together.
Veneer Wall: The face stones are adhered to a structural concrete base or backing to form a type of mortared stone wall that is veneered. Often used on houses and foundations among other applications, veneer walls have many types of stone. Similar to colonial and fieldstone that are naturally flat stones, the veneer stone ranges 1” to 4” thick and the wall is pieced together with large flat face exposed.
Stone Landscaping Ideas in Greater Morrisville, Stowe & Lamoille County, Vermont
Stonewalls are easily designed and add aesthetic enhancements to any landscape. With their durability and beauty, stonewalls are functional but can still add décor to your home’s exterior. If you need assistance in upgrading to stonework walls or have any other stonework or landscaping needs, contact Matt Myette Landscaping and let our experts discuss the most optimal options for you and then efficiently execute the construction. We are well equipped with high-end products, materials and equipment. Our specialists have the training, experience, and talents to make your stonework incredibly well executed.