As an old boss used to say, “Nothing says permanent trail like a stone staircase.” He was correct. The ‘poster-child’ of any given trail or property is frequently a stone structure, be it staircase, causeway, retaining wall, or any other stone feature.
To state the obvious, stone, unlike wood, does not rot and a well-built stone structure will remain in place for decades. While sometimes taking longer to create, stone structures are a permanent and naturally beautiful addition to any trail or landscape.
We employ all hand tools and natural rock to create enduring features that allow trails to successfully traverse steep, uneven terrain in a sustainable, easy-to-use way while also creating beautiful features that admiring trail users will make the talk of the town. No mortar for us! We use only natural materials but by careful shaping and placement we ensure that any stone feature built will be in place for years to come.
Owner Sam Brakeley is a DSWA-GB Level 2 certified waller and has participated in numerous classes at The Stone Trust based in Dummerston, Vermont. He has been building stone walls, staircases and other features for more than 7 years.