A block wall is a stone wall that got its name from its laying pattern. With a so-called square pattern, the square wall blocks are mounted in a row, which gives uniform horizontal lines that follow the length of the wall. To be a block wall, it must also have broken vertical lines, that is, the stone is laid in joints, which breaks the joints.
A garden with a slope suits the ashlar wall
The block wall is usually installed as a support to lift up soil masses and provide an even ground surface. For a garden with a slope, in other words, the block wall is perfect. With larger blocks of natural stone that are sawn or hewn, the stones that support the earth bank behind are carefully laid out. This is done with at least ⅓ of the height of the stone in bandages. The fact that wedge marks, i.e. marks from the drill holes where the stone has been split, are visible need not be a disadvantage.
In addition to the slope of the garden, the ashlar wall also looks good as a free-standing wall with two visible sides. Place it, for example, as a separator at the plot boundary and combine with beautiful plants.
Block walls are erected with or without adhesive
The name of the block wall refers to the regular pattern and has nothing to do with the type of wall. A block wall can be erected with or without adhesive, as a utility wall or cold wall. Cold masonry means that the stone blocks or tiles are stacked without mortar. As a retaining wall, the cold-walled variant is suitable for lower block walls. Those that are 60 centimeters or less are usually the easiest to build. Consider building with an inward slope to provide support for both the stone wall and backfill.
Stone wall in granite with square-shaped blocks
The beautiful and durable natural stone is used for the ashlar wall. The most common is a stone wall in granite. The fact that they are cuboid means that they have four corners that are right angles. The stone wall in granite is often built up with stones in descending lengths. This means that the height and depth of the stone are the same for all stones, but that the length can vary.
The granite stone is particularly suitable for outdoor construction and has been a given building stone for several centuries. It is very dense and can withstand the hard pressure that a retaining wall can have to endure. Of course, other natural stones work well for ashlar walls and they can also be built with different stone types for one and the same wall.
Beautiful garden with straight stone wall
The block wall for a certain elegance in the garden. The large square blocks of granite provide a straight and simple stone wall. The lower retaining wall with even top stones can advantageously function as a bench in the green and beautiful garden.