Why Build a Stone Wall?

June 21, 2017

Our home’s curb appeal is important to us, having a house that stands out can be the difference between it selling or not selling when you decide to put your home on the market. Likewise, your home’s curb appeal is the first thing your friends and family will notice when they come to visit, so you’ll want to make a good impression. Building a fence around your home can give your yard and property some distinction and definition, but for a truly stand out property, consider a stone wall. Let’s look at some of the benefits of stone walls.

why build a stone wall

Curb Appeal

Stone walls have been used for centuries, giving them a classic look that will instantly elevate the look of your property and your home. These walls have a natural look to them, because the stones are different shapes, sizes, and colors, making it classic and timeless. Stone walls dramatically enhance the appearance of your home, whether they be a wall that stretches the length of your property, or a smaller tapered wall around each side of your driveway. Adding a stone wall will almost always increase your home’s resale value, and will set your house apart from the rest.

Durability

Unlike some other building materials, such as wood, stone is incredibly durable. Stone walls will last for years and years to come with almost no maintenance. Stone can withstand the elements in ways other building materials can’t, making it a durable and long lasting option. Whether you live in a climate with frequent snow and ice, damaging wildlife (such as woodpeckers, carpenter bees, and termites), or you live in an area with heavy rains, stone will withstand the test of time.

Building the Wall

If you’ve already given stone a consideration and are ready to get your project started, it’s important to hire a professional Maryland stone wall contractor to help you design and build your wall. There are two different ways stone walls can be built and both require expert skill. Whether you want a stone and mortar wall, or a dry stone wall, you’ll need to work with a company who has years of experience. Stone walls can last for centuries, but need to be built properly to last.

At Fireside Stone and Patio, we love stone for its durability, class, and longevity. We have years of experience building stone patios, fireplaces, and walls, and we’d love to speak with you to discuss your stone project. If you are ready to learn more about the benefits of working with stone, give us a call today!