Stone wall with steps and paved brick walkway in a yard

Stone Steps

Bluestone Treads & Stone Veneer Risers
BLUESTONE TREADS & STONE VENEER RISERS
Bluestone Treads and Wallstone Risers
BLUESTONE TREADS AND WALLSTONE RISERS
Black Mountain Steps
NATURAL BLACK MOUNTAIN GRANITE STEPS
North Mountain Granite Steps
NORTH MOUNTAIN GRANITE STEPS
Monolithic salt and pepper granite steps
MONOLITHIC SALT AND PEPPER GRANITE STEPS
 

Stone Retaining Walls

Granite Retaining Walls
BLUE MOUNTAIN GRANITE WALLS
Ticonderoga Walls and Planter
TICONDEROGA GRANITE WALLS & PLANTER
Native Fieldstone Dry Stone Retaining Wall
NATIVE FIELDSTONE DRY STONE RETAINING WALL
Salvage pink granite retaining walls with native boulders
SALVAGE PINK GRANITE RETAINING WALLS WITH NATIVE BOULDER
New England Round Fieldstone Walls
NEW ENGLAND ROUND FIELDSTONE WALLS
Short stone wall in a yard

Inspiration 

Our founder's first stone apprenticeship was with John Delgado, building tall, structurally engineered dry stone walls retaining highways in the Metro Boston area.  Delgado instilled a deep appreciation for the ancient techniques and structural physics that create true "free standing stonework" - stonework like the walls of Machu Picchu and Ancient Rome that stand on the strength of gravity, impervious to the elements and the passage of time.

MACHU PICCHU
The walls of Machu Pichu
The walls of Machu Pichu
The walls of Machu Pichu

The walls of Machu Picchu have stood on a 45 degree slope for over 500 years amid torrential seasonal rains and regular earthquakes that have repeatedly toppled modern architecture nearby.  Notice the corners - these require the most extraordinary stones and most careful engineering.

Stone steppers and retaining wall
Stone steppers and retaining wall
HADRIAN'S WALL, ENGLAND
Emperor Hadrian's stone wall built circa 100 AD

Emperor Hadrian's stone wall was built in 100 AD to serve as the northern border of the Roman empire.

Black dog with red collar looking at short retaining wall made of stone
DELPHI, GREECE
​Tall retaining wall with precise stone masonry built circa 550 BC

Tall retaining wall with precise stone masonry built c. 550 BC.

TROY
Small stone wall

Archeologists believe the fabled walls of Homer's Troy were built over 3,500 years ago.  Instead of corners, this large stone retaining wall features notches to facilitate a curve that encircled the ancient city.  Corners not only pose an engineering challenge, they expose a structure to undermining with battering rams and pry bars.

Ancient stonewall in Delphi, Greece
Ancient homer's Troy retaining stonewall
HOW IT'S BUILT
Stonewall construction
Stonewall construction in progress
Foundation with loose gravel
Stonewall construction at night