Example of my Dry Laid Stone Construction. This is a freestanding wall - a retaining wall would follow the same construction principles with the independent back face. I've illustrated this in order for clients to understand what goes into a "PROPER" build of a Dry Laid Stone Wall. Construction may vary based on material, site and size of wall. You will see no geogrid fabric, filter cloth, aggregate on my builds. Video about aggregate, geogrid.
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My preferred walling style - Coursed with Random Jumpers. When work with layered stones (level bedding stone/sedimentary stone) such as Butler, Western Maryland, PA Blue Stone.
"Butler Stone" from Butler Maryland or called: Mt. Carmel Rubble / Baltimore Wall Stone.
Deep Brown, Brown, Tan, Orange, White/Silver - Iceberg, Sparkly tops. Size from 1"-6". LOCALLY quarried, Palleted "Rubble" or "Squares and Recs" (+) Hard stone, great colors to work with landscapes. (-) Difficult to shape, under cuts, looser joints, creating corners requires special cut stones called Squares and Recs $$$.
Western Maryland Wall Stone (mixed with PA Blue Stone) images below.
Tan, Brown, White, Pink, Yellow Muted pastel colors. Sizes 1"-4" average. Palleted or Bulk (+) Sand stone easy to shape creating tighter joints (-) Thinner stones = $ labor.