This driveway was in disrepair and the homeowner’s wanted to widen it as to park two cars side by side. After removing the old driveway and grading, Colonial Wallstone was used to build the walls. This stone comes from the bluestone quarries and are thick, flat, irregularly shaped stones that can be used to build stack walls. As a cast off of more refined bluestone – this material is less expensive than most other wallstones.
The walls serve the purpose of retaining the hillside on the right and raising up the grade on the left. The retaining wall on the left is uncapped and designed to follow the existing grade. The grass will grow over the top capping the wall and given it a low profile, natural appearance. The left wall is mortared and capped – the top stones left exposed to frame the driveway.