If you’re looking to add something to your garden or landscape that gives it an architectural flare, consider a stone retaining wall. You’ll want one that is properly constructed so that it is stable and strong and allows drainage without crumbling.
A stone retaining wall will be made using 2 basic construction types:
Drywall: This uses the soil to fill in between the stones
Mortar: This uses a cement type of bonding agent between the stones
The standard for a retaining wall will be buried six inches and the width is one-fourth the wall’s height. Some stone retaining walls taper toward the top.
must be about 6 inches into the ground, below the average frost line. The width of the base should equal 1/4 the height of the wall. Every two feed a drainpipe is embedded about six inches up from the ground for drainage.
The most inexpensive construction for a stone retaining wall is to use stones found on the property. The larger stones at the bottom, the ends, and for the wall itself while using the smaller stones to fill in cracks. The stone’s edges will overlap each other to create a solid bond. Any vertical cracks will be filled in with either dirt from the area, pebbles, or smaller stones.
If the stone retaining wall is used to hold soil up, the wall will have a slight slope back against the earth it is meant to hold back. For every 12 inches, there will be five to six-inch slope. A stone retaining wall will enhance your garden while creating a strong structure. Over time, it will begin to look aged and gain a mossy appearance.