Stone Walls in Suffern, New York
& Retaining Walls in Suffern, New York
Are you looking for a trusted contractor to create a stone wall on your Suffern property? Stone walls are often trickier to build correctly than expected. We have received many calls from homeowners asking for help after they attempted to build a stone wall as a DIY project. There is a process which must be followed to build a safe, visually pleasing and durable stone wall. BMF Remodeling has mastered the art and science of stone wall construction in Suffern. Our stone wall builders work safely and efficiently to create stone walls that will last a century! Call (973) 963-4953 today for a free quote.
Suffern Stone Wall Construction Challenges
Many New York residents have made the mistake of thinking construction of a stone wall can be done without prior training or practice. When not built correctly, the best-case scenario is that they’ll end up crooked, or not as attractive as expected. Worse, the wall could pose a dangerous safety hazard on your property. BMF Remodeling’s stone wall crew is experienced in constructing safe, beautifully crafted stone walls on Suffern properties. 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 lane (or cap) – makes for an unsightly finish
Our Suffern Stone Wall Construction Process
Construction begins with proper footings. The wall foundation is created by removing turf and clearing the construction area. The next step is assembling the bottom layer of stones that will make up the foundation of the wall. BMF Remodeling’s stone wall builders then align each stone horizontal to the direction of the wall, with the sides of the stones facing the exterior to achieve the greatest strength. Additional stones are placed to the specified height using cross joints and checking frequently to keep the wall level and straight. Last, 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 durable stone wall construction in Suffern.
Stone Wall Repair in Suffern
If you have a crumbling old stone wall on your Suffern property, call BMF Remodeling to determine if rebuilding is an option. In many cases, BMF Remodeling can rebuild your old wall and save you the expense of knocking down the original wall, discarding the old stones and starting again. Our crews work in sections of 10 to 20 feet in length, rebuilding each before starting the next. The rebuilding process involves removing each of the old stones, sorting them, and then using them to rebuild. All stones will be removed down to the dirt. Tree roots that may have been the cause in damaging your wall will be removed before the new wall is constructed. If you are looking for a competent mason in Suffern to rebuild your stone wall, call the experts at (973) 963-4953!