A +100 year old retaining wall by the driveway had collapsed (see before photo). Trees were removed that were contributing to the failure and then the wall was fully excavated and re-built using the existing stones. A mostly utilitarian project, the focus here was on strength and cost efficiency.
This car port was originally retained with landscape ties and was beginning to rot. The ties were removed, fieldstone was trucked in and used to build a dry-stack retaining wall. These two walls were fairly quick and cheap to build, have a nice traditional look, and are built to last a long time in this New England climate.