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Build a Stacked Stone Wall

Updated:2013-08-08 15:59:07

A stacked stone wall has no mortar to hold it together, relying upon the skill of the builder and gravity for its strength.

                                                 

Step 1 – Decide the Location
Identify where the wall will be built and mark out the area.
Step 2 – Dig the Footings
Dig a trench about 6 inches deep and compact the bottom. Cover the bottom with about 2 inches of fine sand gravel. Spread the gravel and make the surface level. The width of the trench will be depend upon how deep the wall will be from front to back.
Step 3 – Select the Stone
The stone used for stacked stone walls is usually sedimentary and has a uniform thickness. This will enable you to build a wall that looks uniform. Using stones of different thickness can make it more difficult to have a level top to the wall.
Step 4 – Mark a Guide Line
Use 2 stakes and a line to mark the front of the travertine wall. This will enable you to ensure that the wall is kept straight.
Step 5 – The First Layer of Stone
The base of a dry stone wall should be wider than the top. This gives the wall extra stability. Lay the stones in the trench over the gravel and arrange them so there are no large gaps. Since this layer will not be seen, it can utilize the worst stones.
Step 6 – Lay Subsequent Layers
As each layer is built up it should be slightly narrower than the layer beneath. This should also be reflected at the ends of the wall where each layer is slightly shorter than the one beneath.
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