The Stone Trust has some of the best resources available on the web for Dry Stone Walls. Whether you want to learn to build a wall, are looking for a contractor, design specs, or some inspiration for your next project this is the place for you! We frequently update this portion of the website with more information, so check back often.
Links to Resources:
Blog – Check out our latest updates, how-to articles, and much more!
Find A Stone Wall Contractor – Need to find a waller? This is the most complete list of Certified Dry Stone Wallers in North America. Includes an interactive map and listings by State.
Project Referrals – Have a project but not sure who to call? Want to let dry stone wall contractors know about your Request for Proposal (RFP)? Just fill out a quick, secure, online form and it automatically goes to all our professional members.
How to Build Walls – Looking for correct how-to information? This is the place to learn how to build your own stone wall.
Photo Gallery – Get Inspired! See the stone work of certified wallers from all over North America
Stone Wall Design and Spcifications – Learn about dry stone wall design and download typical stone wall specifications and details for dry stone walls.
Sources for Stone – Stone walls take a lot of stone to build. This page lists quarries and other sources
Dry Stone Retaining Wall Specifications.
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Once you join our email list you will get a link to download the specifications. Available as a PDF or Word (DOC) file. This 11 page document contains the most detailed dry stone retaining wall specifications freely available on the internet
After months of structural design considerations, a workshop to prepare the site and another to lay the foundation and abutments, a determined group of wallers made the dry stone arched pony (foot) bridge a reality!
What an incredible day of looking up close at some of the best historic examples of dry stone bridges in New England!
Member Nicholas Chesla of Australia submitted photos and commentary about working with local bluestone.
MATT CARTER (Maine), is featured in The Stone Trust’s 2018 Calendar for the month of September. He built his first dry stone wall in 1992 as a caretaker on a horse farm in upstate NY, and founded Green Island Stonework in Topsham, Maine in 2004. Designing and building stonework for residential landscapes and gardens is a main focus, but Matt also enjoys a wide range of other types of projects, including field walls, old stone foundation repair/restoration, architectural stonework, and any other creative use for natural stone. Matt holds DSWA-GB Level III (Advanced) Certification, and is a Certified Instructor.
Lots of hands-on walling and excellent coaching contributed to a very successful Intro to Walling workshop.
Highly skilled instructors discussed the design, layout and geometry of the batter…
A very successful Women’s Introduction to Dry Stone Walling workshop on Sunday, August 12th at the Stone Trust Center in Dummerston, VT – led by two women wallers and certified instructors, Kim Coggin and Judy Rand,
On Saturday, August 11th, an enthusiastic group of 13 participants learned the additional rules and methods that apply to building retaining walls, which are prevalent throughout the northeast.