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Cobblestone walls

Cobblestone wall in the garden

Cobblestones in your garden are a good option when you want to give the garden a soft and pleasant look. It has a wide range of uses and works just as well for both decor and stone surfaces as for walls.

A cobblestone wall is, as the name suggests, a wall built with cobblestones. As with most larger garden projects, proper planning and also preliminary work is required if the cobblestones are to be laid as dry wall, i.e. if the stones are to be cast together. A common area of ​​use for cobblestone walls is in the garden's smaller slopes. The wall is often built as low retaining walls with slopes towards the ground, but can also be built as a stylish free-standing wall .

Install cobblestones as a wall

If you lay the cobbles in the right way, the wall will stand stable even when the frost hits. Cold wall is a more difficult wall to build than a cast wall. This for clear reasons. The cobbles must be laid with a certain inclination towards the center of the wall from all sides. What makes a cold wall stand stable is the weight, locking and inclination of the stones, which makes them stabilize each other. It is most common to use blasting stone for this as the stones wedge each other better, but cobblestone gives a rounder and softer result and impression. However, more puzzling is required as the stone does not have flat sides and you cast them.

Always underlay the wall with draining material and try to direct the water away with drainage pipes or similar. Always start with the first stone underground so that you have a stable foundation to start from.

Just like with other walls, the preparatory work is very important. If the wall is to support ground, the wall must have a backward slope, this to cope with the weight that the masses behind place on it, but also so that the wall does not move due to rainwater. Feel free to contact Stenbolaget for help with planning and advice regarding your stone wall, for the construction itself but also preliminary work and material selection for your intended stone project.

Cobblestone wall with a planting at the crest

A neat way to give your cobbled wall a little more life is to plant a planter at the crest. If you are going to do this, however, it is important to choose plants with great care so that they are suitable for the purpose.

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