Are you in need of a fence of some kind to surround your property or perhaps just the section that is your garden? Have you been trying to figure out what sort of wall or fence that you might want to build? While there are many different materials that can be used to create walls or fences, not all of them are ideal for every type of situation.
In addition, there are possibly many materials and techniques that you may not have heard of much, if at all, before but that might suit your needs. One such material and technique that you may want to give more consideration is that of a dry stone wall. There are many reasons for this, some of the best include the following.
Durability: Dry stone is a technique to build walls without using mortar to hold the stones in place. The builder carefully selects stones based on size and shape to create a sturdy wall that needs nothing more than these stones. With some dry stone walls, the exterior stones may be reshaped slightly for a more aesthetically appealing look. Because the stones are not flat like bricks are, a wall that is built in this manner cannot be easily knocked down in the same way that a brick wall might be.
Cost: The skill needed to construct a viable dry stone wall means that the initial construction may not be the cheapest option you have. But when taking this cost into consideration, you should also understand that the durability means that a wall constructed with this method is likely to outlast other walls or fences that you might use instead. This means that you won't have to keep rebuilding or replacing the wall once it is installed. When you consider that a well-built dry stone wall may last for generations with little to no upkeep, this cost begins to look quite minimal.
Eco-friendly: Bricks, chain link, wrought iron, and even wood for fencing all have to be manufactured somewhere else and brought to your property. With some fencing materials, the manufacturer may be on the other side of the world. However, a dry stone wall may be able to be built with materials from your own property. If you have rocky soil, many of the stones may be sourced steps from your own home.
If your soil isn't rocky, you can still choose to have your wall built out of stones from a local site instead of having them shipped across the country or across the world. Less shipping means that your new dry stone wall can have much less of a carbon footprint than a wall or a fence made of other types of building materials.
For more information, contact a company like Harristone.