Dale Hodgins wrote:
CONDENSATION --- Rock piles are known to condense water vapour. Since the wall is far thinner and less massive, major condensation is unlikely. But tar paper beneath would carry water harmlessly to the base of the wall where the L trim then channels it away from the building.
Dale Hodgins wrote:
The Photos- Is anybody else bothered by having to upload photos in reverse chronological order ?
The plan is to create a thin, dry stone wall against any wooden, cob,or other type of wall where a solid stone finish is desired. No mortar or masonry skills are required. Heavy galvanized stucco wire will be held a given distance from the support wall by tie wires. A solid spacer will be used to allow tie wires to be bent to the right length to create a flat surface. Once the wire is in place, the wall is filled with pebbles.
Dale Hodgins wrote:Photos of a similar look to the gabion system.
1. This beautiful garage is Victoria's most distinctive small building. It was covered in stone in 1962. That's 50 years ago.
2. Many tourists take this to be the year of construction. Victoria is actually about 160 years old. It's the street address.
3. Another view. The lady in the photo is 93 years old. She carries those heavy buckets like they're filled with air. She helped her husband build the garage and many other stone garden structures. She was 43 when the garage was done. She said the garden was his passion and she feels conected to him through the many works of art they built together, now that he's gone. He also lived to an advanced age. This lady is the picture of health as she cultivates her large, well kept garden. Work does the body good.
Mark Livett wrote:
I like the stone garage, up close it looks like one of those 3D pictures you have to stare at cross eyed.
How are the pebbles held in place? I was under the impression that pebbles had to be buried at least 3/4 into mortar to stop water getting between the pebbles and frost forcing them out. Must be a heavy wall!
Thanks for sharing the pics.