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This Biltmore Forest stone wall runs alongside a set of mortared steps that will have treads made of Pennsylvania stone. The wall is dry and is made of a granitic gneiss known locally as Hooper’s Creek.
Boulders and drystone retaining walls blend together seamlessly in this Biltmore Forest stonework project built by Hammerhead Stoneworks. Click the image above for a larger view. Biltmore Forest Stonework: Before and After This pair of images show how this stonework … Continue reading
The defining feature of my current project is a circular cobblestone patio in Asheville’s historic Montford neighborhood made of materials gathered by the homeowner over the last 30 years. Colorful Cobblestones The cobblestones are very diverse; I’ve found at least … Continue reading
Asheville stone masons Hammerhead Stoneworks recently completed this water feature with a natural stone bench, paths, drystone walls and steps. Dry Stone Paths & Steps This dry stone pathway connects the homeowner’s driveway with their favorite hangout spot, on their … Continue reading
A broken down piece of concrete magically disappears under a stone pathway laid without mortar or cement. I am frequently asked to remedy concrete walkways. Sometimes these concrete paths are old and broken down, in other cases, they just aren’t … Continue reading
Hammerhead Stoneworks offers a stone fire pit design solution for small patio spaces. This past spring I built what I call an Invisible Fire Pit. This is a design solution for a small patio area. A typical stone fire pit … Continue reading
Stone Steps in Sloping Yard I’m nearing completion on a stone steps, wall and patio project in downtown Asheville. Living in the mountains, there’s generally a slope in every yard. This patio required a small drystone retaining wall to create … Continue reading
I built this little planting bed over the winter. The wall is drystone, mostly made of Hooper’s Creek.