09.08.11

Construction of Natural Stone Retaining Wall

Posted in Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 8:48 AM by Administrator

This natural stone wall is near 24″ tall and just needs to be capped.  The cap is the stone that finishes the top of the wall and helps the wall keep its integrity over future years.  It is extremely important to create a solid cap as the cap keeps water from penetrating into the wall (water that gets inside the wall will eventually compromise the wall through freeze/thaw cycles).

As you can see from this picture, 3/4″ gravel is used to backfill the wall and allow for better drainage and the center of this 18″ thick wall is filled with mortar.  More information about having us build you a solid, beautiful natural stone wall can be obtained by contacting us at 978.317.9875 or through www.Artistic-Landscapes.com.

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