Build a rubble stone wall - that's how it works

A stone wall in the garden looks very natural and fits perfectly into the environment. But if you want to build a stone wall yourself, that requires a lot of trial and error. That's the only way you can see which stones are the perfect match. Here we show you how you can set a stone wall yourself.

Build quarry stone wall step by step

  • cement
  • sand
  • gravel
  • rubble
  • trowel
  • Maurer bucket
  • wheelbarrow
  • shovel
  • spade
  • guide
  • spirit level
  • ruler

1. Create a foundation

The foundation should be frost-free. That means it has to reach about 80 centimeters deep into the ground. Around the foundation you should additionally insert a drainage system on a wet floor.

2nd first row

Walls are not easy anyway, with rubble it is even more difficult. The spirit level helps only partially. If you use the spirit level, you should place a straight board to bridge the uneven stones.

It is particularly important for a stone wall, that you draw a guide on which you thread the first row, so to speak. Do not use mortar immediately, but do a dry exercise first. Lay out the stones for this first row once and check that they are evenly closed towards the front. Only then put the stones in the mortar.

3. Walling up

At the beginning and at the end of the rubble wall, hit a higher pole and set the guideline a little higher with each row. Make sure that the guideline is precisely aligned with the spirit level. So you have a good guide in the walls of the quarry stones.

4. Hang up the degree

During the walling, you should set aside especially beautiful and flattened stones. Then you have the right stones for the final row. Take some time to place the stones correctly, because this series determines the appearance of your stone wall.

Tips & Tricks

You do not necessarily have to fill a rubble stone wall. Instead, you can put in the larger gaps rather small plants. Ideal is, for example, the house root for a dry stone wall. Look around the garden center, where there are many plants for dry stone walls.