Armour Stone

Have you ever thought of enhancing the look and function of your landscaping with stone products? Armour stone is a great way to achieve the absolute best look. If your property is on a slope, this is a great way to reclaim some flatland. It is incredible for new garden beds, pond stones, outdoor living spaces, new sections of lawn with decorative stone, patio stone with natural rock, and more. Retaining walls let you construct functional outdoor spaces into a slope.

From large landscape stone on your sloping or terraced property to natural stone steps, Stewart’s Cutting Edge Inc. will be able to provide you with a safe, adequately constructed natural-looking stone for retaining walls. We will then meet your satisfaction and needs for your property.

How Our Construction Process Works

We start with our initial consultation; then, we will determine how many feet of retaining wall you need. The height of the wall and potential building permit or engineer will then be sorted out. Stewart’s Cutting Edge Inc. will consult you on the type of stone you’d like your retaining wall built with an estimate for the work, and the timeline is then processed to give you the most accurate start and end dates.

The margin for error is small when putting in any building stone on your property because the design of it is to hold back tons of soil. Unpredictable elements and weather are two other significant factors that come into play when constructing armour stone retaining walls.

Stewart’s Cutting Edge Inc. specialists will meet all your needs to provide you with the property which satisfies you the most after using armour stone retaining walls.

The time it takes to put in stone for retaining walls can vary from project to project. The final cost can also be higher or lower depending on the slope of your property, the amount of earth your wall must hold back and the overall accessibility of your property.

Note if you are building any landscaping project over 1.2 meters, you will need a Geo-technical engineer.

A Proper Drainage System For Your Retaining Wall

Retaining walls hold back and channel water while also fulfilling its job of holding up the property. The water that builds up over time behind the wall stones is known as “hydro-static pressure.” Too much of this can cause the failure of the property.

When we design retaining walls, we make it a must that there is a proper drainage system. Weep holes, lateral drains, and blanket drains are all examples of sufficient drainage systems. When building, the use of very granular soil or fill is helpful.

Underestimating external forces is something you should avoid. This has been a cause of too many properties with retaining walls that have failed due to their weak drainage system, assuming there is a drainage system. Sometimes they are nonexistent from jobs poorly done by armour stone companies. Do not allow this mistake by your contractor.

Understanding Surcharge Loads

If you are wondering what a surcharge on a retaining wall stone is, it is merely any natural element that rests on the surface of the soil close enough (directly above or within 4 feet) of the landscape stone to cause a lateral pressure on the wall. Understanding surcharge loads are significant to the stability of your wall as well as it’s lifetime expectancy. Make sure to ask your contractor this if this applies to our property.

Getting your landscaping project designed and built with a little more care and proper procedure opens up opportunities. Say you want to park a vehicle, boat, or an RV on top of the area having more care put into this would amass the surcharge load, allowing you to do so.

Why Choose Stewart’s Cutting Edge Inc.?

Stewart’s Cutting Edge Inc. is a locally-owned, family run landscaping business. We believe in providing remarkable services as well as a value along with complete customer satisfaction with every landscaping project we take on. Whether it’s a natural stone for your stone steps, patio stone, or interlocking pavers, we manage ourselves as professionals on your property at all times, leaving no trace behind but your beautiful new retaining wall stone. So give us a call today for your next landscaping project so we can help you explore the many possibilities available for achieving your dream landscape.


From concrete pads, to walkways and Armour stone designs, we specialize in turning your outdoor dreams into a reality.