Stone Steps

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BLUESTONE TREADS & STONE VENEER RISERS
BLUESTONE TREADS AND WALLSTONE RISERS
NATURAL BLACK MOUNTAIN GRANITE STEPS
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NORTH MOUNTAIN GRANITE STEPS
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MONOLITHIC SALT AND PEPPER GRANITE STEPS
 

Stone Retaining Walls

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BLUE MOUNTAIN GRANITE WALLS
TICONDEROGA GRANITE WALLS & PLANTER
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NATIVE FIELDSTONE DRY STONE RETAINING WALL
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SALVAGE PINK GRANITE RETAINING WALLS WITH NATIVE BOULDER
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NEW ENGLAND ROUND FIELDSTONE WALLS

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 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.

HADRIAN'S WALL, ENGLAND

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

DELPHI, GREECE

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

TROY

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.

HOW IT'S BUILT