Antique Stone Wall – Windsor, Ct
At this home in Windsor, CT we return to build an antique stone wall to line the back edge of the property. A stone wall for the front of the property was built by us in previous years. This property is the main house to an old tobacco plantation on the Connecticut River. The house has a lot of history and the owners are looking for walls that look the part and compliment the historic property. We use weathered fieldstone which is carefully selected from existing walls off a farm in Massachusettes. The weathered stone will give the new wall an immediate antique look, and we will drystack it in the traditional method. The result will be a classic looking stone wall that the owners will be able to enjoy for many years to come.
First we clear brush in the area of the new wall and excavate the base. We lay compacted gravel as the base and start building the wall. We use the weathered/lichen-y side of the stones whenever possible, and finish the wall off with precise cap line. The result is a very sharp but classic looking wall to compliment the property. The new wall will provide a nice view from the back patio, and help define the edge of the property.