SuperBuilt :: Natural Stone Retaining Walls

By: Superbuilt  09-12-2011
Keywords: Wall, Natural Stone, Retaining Walls

A lot of character is within natural stone, as its lines, curves and shades are never the same.  Natural stone is great for a country look; they can be stacked natural rocks, or you could use the big natural stone boulders to build the wall.  They can also be cut to introduce modern lines.

Here is a stacked stone wall.  The wall resolves grading issues on the driveway and also defines the garden beds and raising the height of the trees used for privacy.  Each stone is cut to a different size and is hand-picked to fit together like a puzzle:

This is an example of the "boulder-like" wall, hand-picked so each rock fits together in a natural and organic way.  You may notice that the edges of the project, the walls and the edge of the steps using natural rock to frame the interlock centre.  Beach pebble is used to fill in gaps and provide more textural interest:

This example uses natural stone for the lower-level retaining walls and interlock stone for the upper-level walls.  The similar colour scheme links the two contrasting material:

Natural Stone Suppliers:

Here are some natural stone suppliers that we use:

Farmer Jack's has many options that differs week by week.  It is best to go over and check out their stock.  We prefer Farmer Jack's because of their great service and dependable products.

404 Stone:

We are happy to work with any supplier should you find a stone that you love at with another supplier or if there is a supplier closer to your location.

Keywords: Garden Beds, Natural Stone, Retaining Walls, Wall

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SuperBuilt :: Steps and Walkways

As they do take up a bit of space per step, you want to make sure that the design and style is prominent and eye-catching. You can can also mix materials, such as a beach pebble walkway with natural stone steps and stone edging. Walkways can be completely paved with interlock or natural stone, straight or curved. Within this, you can pick the pattern of the stone, pick designs, or pick the border.


SuperBuilt :: Interlock Steps and Walkways

Interlock is usually more cost effective than natural stone and presents a lot of aesthetic possibilities because their stones are consistent in shape and colour and they perform predictably. The walkway to the right uses two types of borders, a large stone followed by a charcoal medium sized stone, framing a linear pattern that flows with the curves.


SuperBuilt :: Interlock Retaining Walls

Interlock walls are usually more cost effective than natural stone and presents a lot of aesthetic possibilities because their stones are consistent in shape and colour and they perform predictably. We decided to vamp up the style by lining the retaining wall with multi-colour river rock. This product offers clean lines, perfect for formal gardens and modern design. This retaining wall was needed to level the driveway.


SuperBuilt :: Property Maintence

Don't let our diversity fool you - although we deal with a range of properties, we are known for paying attention to every detail on every property, no matter how big or small. While we offer different commercial property packages, we can also custom build a package just right for you. We take pride in deliverying professional service at a reasonable price. SuperBuilt has been making properties look beautiful for over 12 years.


SuperBuilt :: Retaining Walls

We typically use retaining walls for garden beds, tree rings, fire pits, to separate a yard from a patio that differs in grade, and to provide definition to driveways. It prevents downslope movement and provide support for vertical grade changes. A retaining wall is a structure that holds back soil or rock from an area.