Ledgestone & Building Stones

Ledgestone and building stones are popular materials used in landscaping projects for their rugged and natural look. This type of stone is usually formed by splitting a larger stone into thinner, flatter pieces, creating a stacked appearance that resembles a natural stone outcropping.
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The use of ledgestone in the landscape has become increasingly popular due to its versatility and durability.

Ledgetsone can add a touch of sophistication and elegance to any space, whether used for retaining walls, garden walls, or interior accent walls. Using natural building stone for walls offers numerous benefits, including durability, aesthetic appeal, and versatility. With its timeless beauty and durability, natural stone is a worthwhile investment for any construction project.

Advantages of Using Natural Stone

  • One of the main advantages of ledgestone is its ability to blend seamlessly into the surrounding landscape. This makes it ideal for creating natural-looking retaining walls, garden borders, and water features. The unique shape and texture of the stone provide an organic feel that complements both modern and traditional landscaping styles.
  • Natural stone walls can withstand harsh weather conditions and resist erosion. This means that natural stone walls require minimal maintenance once installed. Natural stone can also be used for various wall applications, including retaining walls, garden walls, and interior accent walls.
  • Many options are available for designing and using natural stone in the landscape. In terms of color, natural stone ledgestone comes in various hues, including brown, gray, blue, and green. This allows for flexibility in design, as the stone can be matched to complement other elements in the landscape, such as plantings, furniture, and outdoor decor.  Size can vary depending on the type of stone chosen, whether it’s flat, plate-like slabs, longer brick-like ledgestone, or bulky and blocky building stones.

It is important to note that installing natural stone can be more costly than other materials. This is because natural building stone can require specialized equipment and skilled labor to install correctly. Choosing a reputable supplier and contractor is also essential to ensure that the stone is of high quality and installed correctly.

Portland Rock & Landscape Supply carries a variety of imported and locally quarried ledgestones and building stones.  Whether it’s Columbia River basalt, Rustic stone, Washougal basalt, or different types of stone from Montana or Idaho, you will find something to fit your project.