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World Famous Stone Walls

Obviously, we believe that natural stone is a superior wall building material that is unmatched in its strength, durability and timeless beauty. The oldest stone wall has recently been discovered and has been standing at the entrance of a cave … Continue reading

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Stumbled on a post…

Just wanted to share a great post from a CT landscape designer who talked to us at the NE Grows Tradeshow. Now who wouldn’t like it when their product or idea is called ingenious!? http://blog.designingeden.com/?p=222

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The Wrong Way to Build a Wall

Last year, almost 40% of our projects included replacing a failed retaining wall, some of those walls less than 10 years old. We don’t typically take photos during demolition to show the owners why the wall failed, but we constantly … Continue reading

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Footings

As spring rapidly approaches here in New England and the snow starts to melt away, we are getting many excited and anxious calls about outdoor and especially stone wall projects. One of the questions that we are often asked is … Continue reading

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New England Grows Expo

NSWS™ has had a very busy fall resulting in some blog radio silence. Our 2011 resolution is to continue sharing great material of all things stone and walls! This month, we are in the midst of preparing for an exhibition … Continue reading

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Quote of the day

“You must make architecture that respects nature’s resources and does not look like your ego poking the landscape” – Javier Barba

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Aiming for Hardscape Success

HGTV recently featured an article that featured a handful of landscape designers sharing tips for design of outdoor spaces. We found this article full of good advice for anyone planning a hardscape. The major points of the article as we see … Continue reading

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