Natural Stone Retaining Walls
Natural stone retaining walls are usually dry stacked and made from natural stones that will enhance any landscaping project. Stone retaining walls work beautifully in Denver landscapes because they compliment Colorado’s natural surroundings and beauty. They are among the most common retaining walls we construct.
Natural stone allows water to flow in around and through the retaining wall. This makes natural stones the perfect choice when landscape designs involve different elevations, which is a common occurrence in Denver. Natural stone retaining walls are also a perfect choice for projects that call for Green construction methods.
About the Stones Used in Natural Stone Retaining Walls
- The natural stones used in retaining walls are usually quarried stones like granite and different kinds of limestone. These stones offer many color, size and texture choices to meet the needs of any project.
- Granite is the most popular stone we use for large retaining walls; it’s heavier than limestone and this is always important whenever a retaining wall must retain an extremely heavy load which is always the case in Denver and the surrounding areas where the land really starts going up and down.
- Limestone is not as heavy as Granite and it’s lighter in color. Chilton limestone has beautiful blue and red tints, and Fond du lac is almost white in color so as you can see there’s a lot of colors to choose from, and limestone is used quite a bit because it’s less expensive than granite which makes it very popular with our customers.
- Fieldstone is very popular stone to use for retaining walls. It is available in many different sizes and the stone size is determined by the height of the retaining wall.