Over the weekend I was able to work in Raleigh, NC on the large drystone retaining wall I started last weekend. I was able to complete a section and have a photo to share. I like the character of the wall and the large rough stones. This is a cost effective and incredibly durable type of construction, not to mention how the natural look of the stones will enhance the client's backyard.
I was also able to get photos of the repair work in Banner Elk, but unfortunately I do not have good "before" pictures.
This section of wall was crumbling and showed loose stones and mortar, as well as being quite a bit taller. We reduce the height and rebuilt and tuckpointed most of the section in the picture, creating a wall that functions and looks like new, but uses the same stone and has the same character as the original.
Franklin Smith, owner Living Stone Masonry and general stone enthusiast