Why Build with Natural Stone?
Stone is immensely popular, partly because it has countless applications. From commercial construction like buildings and bridges to backyard DIY projects like garden walls and pathways, stone has earned its place as a time-tested resource.
ADD VALUE TO YOUR PROPERTY WITH THE ADDITION OF STUNNING HARDSCAPE FEATURES OF NATURAL NEW ENGLAND STONE. THE FIRST IMPRESSION OF YOUR PROPERTY WILL BE OF QUALITY AND CLASS
Our team will provide you with some of the most unique stone in New England. These richly colored and textured stone beds are now available for walls, patios, residential and commercial building and historic restoration projects.
It Ages BeautifullyArguably, stone looks better with age. Stone retains its natural beauty and has an extremely long lifespan and stone can look as stunning after a hundred years as the day it was installed.
Low Environmental Impact
Stone has many “green” characteristics that few materials can match. No energy is needed to manufacture stone, only for quarrying and processing. Stone contains no pollutants, releases no chemicals.
A Low Maintenance Material
Stone needs very little maintenance or upkeep once it is used in building. Even decades-old stone can be polished and restored with minimal cost.
A Sustainable Product
In the past few years stone building has experienced a renaissance in commercial and residential applications. You can build it once if you use stone or build it again and again with less durable materials.
Geology & Geography
One of the most interesting properties of Stone is its geological and geographical variation. Formations of rock and stone differ by color, striation, size and shape, depending on the bedrock formations it is derived from. Great glaciers, miles high, covered the earth during the Ice Ages. They were responsible for not only shaping our coastlines and terrain, but also dragged vast amounts of rock and stone forming rich stone deposits throughout our region.
A Stones Throw in History
Only 20,000 years ago all of New England was covered by the last great glacier of modern time. One to two miles of ice & snow covered all of the Northeast. As it began melting, the dramatic coastal regions of New England were formed and an abundance of amazing geological granite, quartz and limestone in a wide variety of textures and colors was left behind. In coastal Rhode Island, great deposits of granite were formed along the Sakonnet River from Tiverton, south to Little Compton. The granite is pink in color to grey/ fawn foliations and generally, coarse in grain. It is with this stone that most of the beautiful stone walls and structures in this region are built.