Both functional and
beautiful, this decorative wall was designed and built by DIRTCO
to prevent children form entering busy street, give privacy, and
reduce noise without breaking checkbook.
After excavating and
pouring a footing, the winding limestone wall was built with stone
blocks that were 14 to16 inches deep 8 inches tall and random
lengths, each one weighing approximately 200 pounds. The construction
was very difficult due to height and weight of stone as well as
forming the curves.
The window openings
are all curved and are made of Millcreek sandstone which added
to the challenge. Millcreek is very difficult to work with much
more difficult to shape than standard limestone.
Iron gates are integrated
into the design in several places to allow pedestrian and vehicle