Sturdy Stonework for Your Grantham Home
Stonework is a classic and intrinsic element in the homes and landscapes of New Hampshire. Our nickname, The Granite State, is an homage to the abundant mountains and quarries, as well as the strength of our residents. Ok, we made that part up - but the use of stone in the construction of buildings, homes and boundary walls is a defining part of the look and feel of New Hampshire.
In addition to being available, stone has been utilized in the our area because of its strength and durability. It’s not uncommon to see stone walls that have survived for hundreds of years, and when you are considering landscape additions for your Grantham home, natural stone should be part of your plan.
Holding Back the Earth
We often think of walls as dividing two similar spaces, like an interior wall in between rooms or a stone wall dividing a farm field. In landscaping, though, walls often serve the important purpose of breaking an unusable slope into usable levels. Retaining walls, generally speaking, are any wall that holds back the earth. Homes in Grantham benefit from the beauty of our topography, but it’s very common to have unusable space on your property due to excessive sloping. Retaining walls are the solution that can expand your landscape and create space for you and your family outdoors.
Using Stone Is Only Natural
Natural stonework is aesthetically pleasing, and it also has several practical benefits. Depending on the specific situation, natural stone is often dry-set, meaning that we don’t need to use mortar to hold the stone in place. This means that we are able to work with stone in Grantham during parts of the year when we cannot install pavers or other landscape elements. If you've been considering a landscape addition, or if you have an unusable area that could benefit from the function and appearance of natural stonework, contact JCB Designscapes today.