Dry Laid Stone
Appearance: Quarried stone in varying shapes, thickness, and lengths provide attractive, high-end wall. Some types of stone also available in “cut” dimensions. Suitable for straight or curved walls.
Initial Cost & Installation: Very High. Each stone must be selected and cut to fit if needed, so that little or no mortar is required to hold the wall together. Best if built by an experienced stone mason.
Performance: As a gravity structure, wall is wider at the base and tapers as it goes up. Quality workmanship is important to wall staying intact.
Durability: Excellent. Dense stones last indefinitely. Good drainage and freeze-thaw resistance.