Wall made of natural stone is available in very different variants

Anyone who is interested in a wall made of natural stone has very different ideas about the appearance and the type of stone. The possibilities range from polished granite curbs to coarse-cut sandstone and natural field stones.

Wall types and construction variants

Many builders have a dry masonry in mind, if you want to build a wall of natural stone. The more or less worked bricks are put on each other with mortar. In this case, systematic joint courses are common, but they do not have to be symmetrical or uniform, as is the case, in particular, with the use of rubble.

Another form of wall made of natural stone is the layered masonry, resulting in the solid layer heights of the individual rows of stones. The layers can be interrupted by individual stones with a multiple height of the layer basis dimension and form an irregular layer masonry. A subspecies is the masonry of blocks, in which all the stones used are processed equally on all sides.

Unprocessed and very natural bricks can be stacked in a gabion. The metal mesh of the gabion is "filled in" with boulders, boulders or quarry stone. An alternative and extraordinary natural stone wall is the Cyclops wall, in which polygonal large unprocessed natural stones and boulders are pieced together like a puzzle.

Natural rocks for the construction of the wall

As rock types for a wall made of natural stone, the following varieties are common and popular as bricks in the natural stone trade, gardening and landscaping and stone masons:

  • Granites in different types of processing
  • Sandstone with more than ninety percent quartz content
  • Slate with proper construction implementation
  • gneisses
  • basalts
  • gabbros
  • Pebbles
  • boulders

Attachment, stability and building permit

For grouting or walling up the wall of natural stone, the attachment depends on the type of bricks. The fortifications range from mortar-bound stones to glued or stuffed joints, to loose stratifications and stacks. Also possible is a concrete background wall, which is veneered with natural stone, which is attached to the rear wall.

Tips & Tricks

Depending on the type of construction, depending on the type of construction, there is a risk of bricks loosening or statics not being sufficient to withstand the effects of the weather, for example, you should always ask the building authority and experts if your building project is approvable and feasible.

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