Stone Wall Contractor Atlanta
Stone wall contractor Atlanta by ARNOLD Masonry and Concrete, is the top stone wall contractor in Atlanta. Incorporating stone wall masonry into your home's landscape and hardscape design is one of our top contractor specialties in Atlanta. We are a stone wall contractor in Atlanta that can design and create stone wall masonry projects for you will put you at the forefront of the hottest new Atlanta trends in home landscape and hardscape design. The outdoor trend in landscaping is toward designing with stone wall masonry here in Atlanta. Stone wall masonry can visually enhance the beauty of your living areas outside of your Atlanta home's centers for living, dining and entertaining. A stone wall perfectly executed by us as a contractor can beautify your Atlanta home's landscape and hardscape design by using textured surfaces such as stone, brick or stucco, or by using any combination thereof. When designing any new stone wall project, our foremost job as a contractor is to educate our Atlanta clients not only as to the many facets within the construction of utilizing stone for their home's stone wall projects and renovations, but also about what is involved with each facet of the design and installation of new stone, masonry, brick or stucco wall for your Atlanta home. We can help you select the material, in this case, stone, brick, or stucco, along with designing and building the perfect stone wall to accommodate your home's outdoor facades. Our many, many years of experience as a stone wall contractor creating stonework projects in Atlanta, Georgia with our own hands, creates a trust between you, the client, and us, the contractor. Contact US !!!
Contractor Stone Wall Atlanta
As a contractor, designing and constructing stone wall projects in the Atlanta area that incorporate stone, brick or stucco are our company's specialty. We are an expert contractor that can incorporate masonry stone into your Atlanta home's exterior landscape and hardscape design. A professional contractor is the best person to add the hottest new masonry stone trends to your home in the Atlanta area today. A contractor who deals with stone on a daily basis is the best person to know what is happening with stone wall trends in the Atlanta area today. A professional stone wall contractor can integrate new design developments into your landscape and hardscape projects that are striking, impressive and unique. Designers and homeowners can request fresh new stone wall design ideas using more masonry stone. We can integrate mixtures of multiple colors and finishes, and can provide larger slabs for specialized outdoor landscape and hardscape project design. As a contractor we can add the beauty of masonry stone to your Atlanta home. Our stone wall projects in Atlanta and throughout the South have been voted as top notch by all of our Atlanta, Georgia, North Atlanta, Buckhead, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Marietta, Alpharetta, Milton, Cumming, Woodstock, Johns Creek, Duluth, Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Virginia Highlands, Vinings, Morningside, Lenox, Chastain, and Smyrna, GA clients. As an expert contractor, we can design and install stone wall projects for you in the Atlanta area that will serve you in beauty, design and function for many years to come. Stone wall, brick and stucco design is where our artistry in design meets with our mastery of technique and quality in our Atlanta area stone wall construction projects. We are a contractor that is a master of the work that we do and our finished stone wall projects in Atlanta utilizing the beauty of stone speak for themselves.
Atlanta Stone Wall Contractor
There are many factors to consider when hiring an Atlanta stone wall contractor to complete projects using stone, brick or stucco outside of your home. In Atlanta, as stone wall contractor design professionals, we understand and use good exterior home landscape and hardscape design principles. As an Atlanta stone wall contractor we provide our customers with design in stone wall masonry that is unique, beautiful and lasting. As an Atlanta stone wall contractor for more than twenty six years, we can educate you as to the myriad of stone wall and Masonry options available for any projects you may desire for your Atlanta home. There are many types of stone masonry, brick or stucco that can be used throughout your home's exterior landscape and hardscape design, such as natural stone, pavers, brick, concrete and tile. We, as an Atlanta stone wall contractor can provide you with multiple stone wall options for your environment that speak to your own personality. You can select from many different materials, even different colors, for many different areas in your home's exterior facade, landscape and hardscape design. We can give you a great understanding of the advantages of using stone masonry outside your Atlanta home and show you examples of the beauty that we as a stone contractor can provide you with creating stone wall masonry to accent your home's exterior landscape and hardscape designs.
The modern contractor of stone wall masonry undergoes comprehensive training, both in the classroom and in the working environment. Hands-on skills complemented by intimate knowledge of each stone type, its application and best uses, and how to work and fix each stone in place. As master masons, we are skilled and competent to carry out one or all of the various branches of stone wall masonry. As an Atlanta stone wall contractor, our skills are both specialized and adaptable towards any stone wall masonry project we might encounter.
The term Atlanta stone wall masonry contractor encompasses many things. We are a full service turnkey company for providing excellence involving anything having to do with stone or stone masonry. The following is just a partial listing of all of the Stone Masonry services our company can provide for you as an Atlanta stone wall masonry contractor:
Ø Curved Flagstone Wall
Curved flagstone walls can be so much more appealing than just a straight wall! Gracefully curved flagstone walls can add a stylish flourish to a backyard patio or landscape design. A circular wall can create a sense of enclosure and privacy even though a wall is low.
Ø Dry-Stacked Stone Wall
Asian-inspired design can be enhanced with the use of a dry-stacked stone style. A dry-stacked stone wall looks extremely natural. The natural spaces between stones in a dry-stacked retaining wall allow water to drain through, relieving pressure. Another advantage of dry-stacked stone walls is that you can create planting pockets for small rock garden plants such as sedums.
Ø Flagstone Walls
Slim flagstone stones stacked into a low wall make an attractive way to delineate space and add a sense of structure to a backyard landscape. Differences in flagstone thicknesses make it nearly impossible to build a flagstone wall with an exact horizontal top. It's much easier to fit the flagstones without regard to thickness, and then choose flat pieces to create a level top. Low flagstone walls can provide additional outdoor seating or a platform on which to display potted plants.
Ø Loose-Stone Retaining Wall
You can landscape steep slopes with a terrace of loose-stone retaining walls. Sedimentary flat stones, such as ashlar and flagstone, are among the easiest to use when building a wall of this type. Unlike other types of retaining walls, stacked-stone walls don't need drainage systems because water escapes naturally through the cracks between the stones.
Ø Low Stone Wall
Low stone walls can create a clear barrier along property lines without blocking the view. A low stone wall made of different shapes and sizes of stone adds textural visual interest to a home's landscape and hardscape design. Walls can also be topped with pots and containers.
Ø Mortared Fieldstone Retaining Wall
Fieldstone retaining walls make an attractive and natural wall that complements many home styles. Here, even the steps are made from fieldstones and flagstones.
Ø Mortared Stone Wall
A mortared stone wall can be sized to fit any landscape. Sturdy mortared stone walls hold in a natural slope that has been terraced to accommodate planting beds. Stone is an ideal choice for garden walls because it provides sturdy, yet natural-looking building materials.
Ø Retaining Wall Ideas and Designs
There are different applications for retaining walls and the types of materials that you use will depend on the look you are after. Both stone and masonry products make up a big portion of what is used today, though some wood applications exist, too. Different designs and looks exist that can provide you with a variety of front yard and backyard landscaping ideas. Wood retaining walls consist of several types.
One is to create a type of ‘panel’ where there is a span of wood – with support posts – holding back the dirt. In another type of wood wall, the use of railroad ties side-by-side creates the wall. Railroad ties are a bit more of a dated look and can carry the risk of having the harmful chemicals used to preserve the wood leech into your soil. If you’re using railroad ties for a raised garden bed or other planter for trees or flowers, this carries the risk of getting into those plants.
Retaining wall ideas need not be limited to these choices, but they do need to support the large mass of dirt, stone, plants and perhaps water, that exists on the other side of that wall. There’s more to most wall styles than a simple barrier for your mulch from sliding off your yard.
With stone wall ideas for small yards, creating depth and dimension is what it’s all about. Tiered designs influence where the eye is drawn. Even in a small space, you can use a retaining wall to give you another dimension or height element where there may have been one before.
Ø Retaining Wall Construction
Drainage is a big issue for retaining walls. Not only will your wall be holding up the dirt and matter behind it, but it also needs to be able to drain the water buildup properly. In some cases, the wall itself may let the water through. In other cases, like near a driveway, drainage must be built into your design.
Retaining walls for a driveway require proper drainage away from a home or neighbor’s property. You also may need the special permits. Water leakage and drainage problems can be your worst nightmare. There is an amazing force to water, even when it is “only” a little bit at a time. Over time, this could lead to large moisture and water problems.
Ø Wood Retaining Wall Design
Wood is one way to build a retaining wall. If you take great care, it can last for quite some time. However, wood will break down. It deteriorates even with the best of care. It’s an organic material and this is what happens to them. You can slow the process by using treated lumber and woods that are more resistant to rot, but this can only buy you so much time. There’s just one problem, wood is so great looking! You can achieve looks combining wood with stone and masonry products.
Ø Stone Retaining Walls
Stone retaining walls can be made of natural stacked stone, dry stone, mortared and stone facade styles of walls. The style of stone you choose will depend on your tastes and also the budget you have. Some natural materials are more costly than others. Another option is to go for a cultured stone product. This is the style that is laid on top of some backing – either a moisture-proof plywood or backer board or right on top of a poured or block concrete wall.
Ø Poured Concrete Walls
A poured concrete retaining wall will typically give you a more modern or smooth, finished look – depending on the forms. Once complete, the concrete forms are removed and you’re left with a relatively smooth finish that can be treated with a variety of applications, like an acid stain or paint. These types of concrete designs are becoming more and more popular.
Another way is to use more ‘rough’ forms. With these, the wood may leave a pattern or grain on the concrete as it cures. Then, when finished, the concrete will retain that pattern. You cannot achieve this look with a pre-formed concrete retaining wall block. Similar patterns can be achieved on patio floors. If traditional patio pavers are not your style, then consider this option to blend in with your wall.
Ø Recycled and Urban Materials
With trends in home landscaping and hardscape design towards using more sustainable materials, using recycled products make great sense. You may also opt for a steel wall that develops a rusty ‘patina’ as it ages.
Another eco-friendly look is the gabion. This is a wall that is made of river rock that is enclosed in a metal cage. The same great urban look can be achieved by using steel that is not galvanized, so it will be allowed to rust. These walls look great in a variety of settings.
Ø Simple Stone Walls
Simple stone walls can be stacked of native stone. Using native stones can help the walls ‘blend’ in more with the surrounding landscape and hardscape elements.
A stone wall doesn't have to be tall or mortared. Simple dry-laid planter boxes can be made of large flat stones. Simple stone walls can be built using a variety of stone types with flat surfaces that stack easily. Low walls can be stacked using three to four layers of stones.
Ø Stacked Block Wall
Stacked block walls can be constructed out of manufactured materials, such as concrete blocks, which make ideal building materials for smooth and uniform walls. The smooth lines of a well-constructed concrete block wall establish a firm landscape boundary and can complement the clean lines of the home and landscape. Walls like this create a clear delineation of space.
Ø Stacked-Stone Entryway
Stacked-stone walls are a perfect way to provide structure for an entryway into a garden bed. Flat stones make for a tight fit, adding strength to the wall--which is especially important if backfilled with soil for a planting bed. Mixing masonry types in a project can be a great way to accent your homes landscape and hardscape design. As an example, light colored stone can be a great accent combined with red brick.
Ø Stone and Lattice Walls
Stone lattice work can be a great way to add texture to a tall wall and give it see-through appeal. A combination of a solid stone base and latticework top creates a tall wall which adds style as well as giving climbing vines a supporting structure.
Ø Stone and Wood Fence
If you love the look of stone and wood fencing, why not enjoy both? A low fieldstone wall topped crowned with a small picket fence can be beautiful. A stone foundation makes the fence look solid and substantial. Round fieldstones are usually mortared into place because of their shape.
Ø Stone Block Wall
Stone blocks are commonly used to concrete retaining walls. There are different colors – like browns and red hues, too – grey is one of the more accessible choices. When it comes to walls, anything goes. An informal stone wall can be made with large stacked stones.
Ø Stone Wall and Arch
If you want a dramatic and long-lasting entryway to your home or garden, try a stone wall with an arched entry. Here, a castle like entrance features stones that are mortared to create an arched entryway with an Iron Gate and peek-in window. Stone offers an ideal backdrop for a cottage garden's soft foliage and blossoms.
Ø Stone Wall Entryway
A dramatic stone wall design can feature stone steps and walled entryways. Mortared-stone retaining walls can offer long-lasting solutions to sloped yards--and offer beautiful surfaces and backdrops for plantings
Ø Undulating Fieldstone Wall
An undulating stone wall creates a barrier while looking stylish at the same time. Fieldstone offers a natural material for garden walls. You can either dry stack stone or use mortar to hold it together. (Dry-stacked walls should be no taller than 4 feet.) For a natural garden backdrop, a stone wall offers a classic and long-lasting option.
Ø Varied-Size Stone Wall
Lattice-topped walls can show off the beauty and diversity of stone. Large and small stones are mortared together to create a textural wall that is perfect for a cottage or country garden. The bamboo lattice trellis offers an additional feature--it gives plants a place to climb.
Whatever type of stone wall you decide on for your Atlanta hardscape and landscape design, you can rest assured it will add lasting beauty to your environment.
Unfortunately, when it comes to stone wall construction, there are many individuals and companies who are out there offering stone wall masonry, pool decks, kitchen design and construction, masonry patios, stonework and other forms of construction in which they have no history. Companies, who hire crews or individuals proposing to be masters of the art of stonework and Masonry who do not honestly have the right to claim these abilities. Some owners of these companies many times have never ever been involved in construction themselves –they are pure salesmen. Others who might have dabbled in it, yet haven ever trained in true masonry, nor are masons themselves. If you seek the best stonework, stone wall masonry and the many other facets of construction that we offer, then do not hesitate to contact us for all of your Atlanta projects. We have 26 years of serving the Atlanta and North Atlanta area as a Masonry Contractor in Atlanta and who have a long list clients who have realized that you truly do get what you pay for.
For stone wall contractor masonry in the Atlanta area trust ARNOLD Masonry and Concrete as your masonry contractor for all of your Atlanta stone wall masonry and stonework needs as well as all other forms of pool deck, outdoor kitchen construction, stone patios, Atlanta masonry, Atlanta hardscape, Atlanta landscape and Atlanta home renovation. Mr. Arnold is an Atlanta Master Mason of over 26 years and along with his crews of master masons offers you the superior and premier art of stonework, stone wall masonry and all forms of masonry skill and knowledge necessary to provide you with the best results, hands down! Contact us today for a free consultation –770.345.2686 ARNOLD Masonry and Concrete, your premier Atlanta stone wall contractor for Atlanta hardscape, Atlanta landscape, Atlanta fireplace, stonework and home renovation. 770.345.2686