More about Natural Stone

Just steps from the grass

Just steps from the grass

Coursing:  Stone is sawn cut top and bottom only to allow it to be installed similar to “house brick”. The ends are not cut; the installer onsite will chisel or saw cut the ends to make perpendicular joins. This allows the installer to create random or specific lengths. The mortar joints will be uniform – like a “house Brick” installation. There are four specific heights available (2-1/4″; 5″; 7-3/4″ and 10-1/2″). The various heights allow different installation options. For example, 2 pcs. of 2-1/4” stones can be stacked to = one 5” stone (including ½” mortar joint).

Ledgerock:  Stone is split-faced giving it a more “natural” stone look. It is installed the same as coursing but the corners are not exactly perpendicular to each other. The edges are rougher, uneven and the mortar joints will not be uniform. This stone can also be used for curbing and garden edging.

Drywall:  Stone can be split-faced or sawn cut (top and bottom). The premise for this stone is that it is larger (usually 8″ deep but sizes in 2″, 4″ and 6″ may also be available – 8″ deep is also referred to as 8″ bed) and is used primarily to build small garden walls or walls that do not require structural integrity. It is called drywall because it is intended to be installed dry (no mortar or adhesive). Of course, you can install any stone you like “dry”. Also, smaller sizes are available which are easier to handle at heights. You can mortar Drywall stones also. Ultimately, it all depends on what you wish to accomplish.

5 point: This stone is similar to random flagstone but it is a little thicker and is used as a facing (house or wall for example). It is called 5 point because most pieces have 5 corners.

***** Due to colour variations, natural stone must be selected onsite whether for delivery or pick-up *****

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