Using stone walls for your garden

Stone masonry is a great way to create a fence between your property and your neighbors’. It is one of the oldest forms of construction and adds a rustic feel to your property. There are many advantages and some disadvantages to using stone to create a fence. This article will explain some of these pros and cons of stone walls.

Advantages

It looks great

Stone masonry is one of the most eco-friendly ways to build a wall.  It fits right into the landscape and looks like a natural part of the environment. There is a lot of artistry involved in making a stone wall. Stone is usually not sanded or molded to fit a wall, so the builders have to find the right stone for each part of the wall and make sure that they fit well together. They can also create intricate patterns by using different types of stones for differing colors and textures.

It is low maintenance

Saying that stone walls are low maintenance may be an understatement. There is almost no maintenance required to have stone walls stay up for decades. You may occasionally need to replace stones in the wall if the fall out but this is extremely rare. They are also very durable and will last for a long time because they are very resistant to the elements and also to stresses put on it by your family and your pets.

Disadvantages

They take time to build

One of the reasons that more people do not build stone walls is that it takes a lot of tie to build one. The right stones have to be found and then hauled to the site. Hauling them takes a lot of energy and time if it is a small operation or you are building the wall yourself. However, it might be a great family project and spending time building the wall together can be very rewarding.

They require specialized builders

Stone masonry is a kind of art form and builders need to understand how to approach the project and how to go about it. There are certified professionals who specialize in stone masonry. This can also get expensive as while your building materials are free, the cost of labor may be quite expensive. However, it is good to have an experienced builder to make sure the project goes off without a hitch.

Stone walls are a very environmentally friendly fencing option and you should consider building one if you have the time and patience.

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