Stacked Stone Retaining Wall

Stacked Stone Retaining Wall

The dramatic effect has been created using for stacked stoneĀ on this sloping retaining wall next to the driveway entrance.

Stacked stone/Stone veneer is used as a protective and decorative covering for exterior or interior vertical walls and surfaces. The veneer is typically 1 inch thick and must weigh less than 15 pounds per square foot (73 kg/m2) so that no additional structural supports will be required.

The advantages of natural stacked stone/stone veneer over manufactured stone are:

  • Durability (real stone will not fade or crack over time. It lasts for centuries)
  • Aesthetics (Made by Mother Nature, its look is generally viewed as superior to the man-made painted cultured stone product. Characteristics which identify natural stone such as the texture,moss or lichen growing on the rock, unique shapes, etc. cannot be matched with manufactured stone.)
  • Its semi-light weight eliminates the need for wall ties or footings and make it easier and cheaper to build.
  • There are also disadvantages for natural stone compared to manufactured stone veneer:
  • cost saving (material costs, see above)

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Stone Cladding Letter Box

Rustic stone cladding/stacked stone transforms this letter box into an architecture feature.

A great example of landscaping design utilise stone cladding to enhance overall effect of your garden.

Stone Cladding Feature Walls

Using natural stone cladding is non-fading and long lasting, which is why it is used on feature walls on so many new homes.

It also has a natural aesthetic appeal which helps give buyers a positive first impression.


Stacked Stone Cladding Entrance Walling

Combining stone cladding with other complimentary architectural and landscape design elements, ensures this front entrance of new home will retain it’s simple beauty well into the future.

Rustic Stacked Stone Cladding

This restaurant choose Rustic Stacked stone Cladding to make an impression.

Stacked stone cladding is commonly utilised as feature walls due to it’s durability and cost saving characteristics compared to other construction method.