Dry Stone Walling

Dry Stone Walling

Dry Stone Walling originated in the ancient times when stone walls were built without using mortar. These walls were built to mark territories and build boundaries. The rustic appearance of these walls continues to charm people which is evident from its popularity and presence in several outdoor projects.

In modern times, the stones are bonded with the help of glue. This ensures strength and stability while retaining the authenticity of the stones with their texture style. The load of stones relies on gravity and expert workmanship as the stones are fitted in an interlocking pattern. A natural gravel base and putting the stones together keeps the wall in place. These walls not only look organic but also lend an unparalleled craggy charm.

The technique of making Dry Stone Walls in the past was successful which is apparent from their long life. Some Dry Stone Walls still exist and the method is still practiced countryside. These walls are attractive and save time and money. You do not have to fret over sticking each stone with mortar or engage expensive labour. Stacking the stones to form a Dry Stone wall is quite simple. At Stone Depot, the walling stones are glued in fixed patterns that help reduce man hours and cost.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Dry Stone Walling?

The practise of building stone structures (commonly walls) by piling stones on top of one another without the use of any other materials is known as dry stone walling.

2. How strong are Dry Stone Walls?

Dry stone walling is the ideal kind of building when there is an abundant supply of stone. They typically outlive mortared masonry buildings and have a longer lifespan (generally between 100 and 200 years) compared to other types of fencing.

3. What holds Dry Stone together?

Because there is no cement or mortar used to hold dry stone walls together, they are strong due to the weight of the stones and the craftsmanship of the craftsman who chose and assembled the stones.

4. What finish does a Dry Stone comes in?

Dry Stone series comes in Natural Split finish.

5. Do we need to seal Dry Stone Walling pieces?

It is highly recommended to dip seal the stone before putting them together. Sealing would increase the life of the stone and make them dirt resistant.

6. What can damage Dry Stone Wall?

Water and frost can significantly damage Dry Stone Walls, it is recommended to dip seal the stone before installation and to yearly check for moss or any wild grass growth.


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