5 July 2019
What are the benefits of a limestone wall?
There’s something quite elegant about a stone wall, compared to a fence. Some walls have a dual purpose – retaining walls are commonly found in private gardens, around office blocks, schools or public buildings. You may not have noticed them, but they can be a great addition providing structural support to prevent earth movement. Here at Creative Limestone, we think limestone walls are the best type around as they are hardwearing, versatile, aesthetically pleasing and add an extra dimension to any yard or garden. There are many reasons why you may want to choose limestone which experts regard as one of the most durable, all-natural building materials in the world. What Are The benefits of a limestone wall are endless
They are Strong and Hard Wearing
A limestone wall is exceptionally robust. Limestone is one of the most popular materials used in the building industry and has been around for centuries. Look at the Great Pyramid at Giza in Egypt, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World built thousands of years ago around 2500 BC and still standing today.
Limestone deposits are common in Western Australia. The sedimentary rock is formed with shell fragments, skeletal remains from the sea, sand and small pebbles which bond together. This process can take millions of years and results in limestone, which is durable and robust.
Natural and beautiful
Limestone is ideal for any feature wall. It’s a beautiful natural stone, with a neutral colour which will blend in with surroundings exceptionally well. Limestone blocks or pavers are cut with diamond tip saws, and depending on what you require, the finish can be either rough or smooth. Limestone walls can add beauty and character to any home and will never look outdated or go out of fashion.
Complement other limestone
You could also consider limestone elsewhere around your home. Limestone walls could be matched to footpaths, stone benches and pavers or even cladding on the house. The more you use it, the more elegant and uniform your house will be. Combining different limestone features will make your house admired by all.
Limestone walls require minimum maintenance; there’s no need to paint or have it waterproofed. It’s also affordable; there’s a misconception that limestone blocks can be expensive, but as it’s so plentiful it can be as cheap as clay bricks.
There’s plenty of limestone quarried here in Western Australia, so it doesn’t have to be transported from afar. There is no environmental impact when you cut the natural stone, and if you ever did want to take your wall down, you could reutilise the blocks elsewhere.
If you’ve been thinking about building a wall, why not chat to us at Creative Limestone in Rockingham? We’re a family run business, and we can advise on what wall is best suited for you. We offer excellent customer service and a level of workmanship that exceeds expectations. All our walls come with a warranty and are reasonably priced. We are the limestone and retaining wall specialists in WA, so give us a call today.