Stone walls can be challenging to build. Many homeowners dig into this seemingly DIY project only to end up frustrated with a pile of stones and no wall. In practice since 1999, BMF Remodeling has mastered the art and science of stone wall construction. We can work quickly and efficiently to create a stone wall on your property, on time and in adherence to your budget. Call (973) 963-4953 today for a free quote.
Stone Wall Complexities
Many local homeowners make the mistake of thinking construction can be completed without prior training or studies. When not built optimally, stone walls may be crooked, or not as visually pleasing as they could. Much worse, they could pose a dangerous safety hazard on your property. BMF Remodeling is experienced in constructing safe, beautifully laid stone walls. Call (973) 963-4953 for a free quote today.
Frequent errors in stone wall construction include:
- Placing the sides of the stones facing out – this makes for a weak wall
- Allowing for gaps in the wall – makes the wall less safe and less “complete” looking
- Lack of cross joints – each stone should cross over the two stones under it.
- Not keeping it level – small differences will make a very crooked wall by the end!
- Uneven plane (or cap) – makes for an unsightly finish
BMF Remodeling’s Stone Wall Process
It all begins with proper footings. Once a foundation is created by removing turf and the construction area is cleared, the next step is putting down the bottom layer of stones that will make up the foundation of the wall. Next, we align each stone properly, horizontal to the direction of the wall, and with the flat sides of the stone facing vertically to achieve the greatest strength. We will then work to add stones using cross joints and checking frequently to ensure that the wall remains level. Finally, we’ll finish off the wall with a well-aligned top plane. The result is a beautiful, level, straight stone wall that will last for decades to come! Call BMF Remodeling for proper stone wall construction.
Stone Wall Repair
If you have a crumbling old stone wall on your property, call BMF Remodeling to find out if rebuilding is an option. In many cases, we can rebuild your old wall and spare you the expense of knocking down the original and starting from scratch. We generally work in sections of 10 to 20 feet in length, rebuilding each before starting on the next. The process involves stripping out the old stones, sorting them, and then reusing them to rebuild. All stones will be removed down to the foundational dirt. All roots and debris that may have been the culprit in damaging your wall will be removed before the wall is rebuilt. If you are looking for a competent mason to rebuild your stone wall, call the experts at BMF Remodeling!