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Thin Natural Stone Veneer Installation Instructions

     Thin veneer stone weighs 15 lbs. or less per square foot and is diamond sawn or hand split and selected for wall depth thickness of approximately 1 1/2".  The weight factor of 15 lbs. or less allows for installation without a footing.  Application procedures are the same as man made imitation stone and thin natural stone is competitive in price with man made imitation stone.  With thin sawn corner pieces it is extremely difficult to detect the difference between full and thin veneer.  Natural stone is by far the best value when you carefully consider all of the details and long term benefits of real stone.

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Pondless Water Feature with Pond Liner Pondless Water Feature with Pond Liner
The flexibility of a pond-less feature using rubber pond liner makes this a popular method among professionals and do-it-yourselfers. The only problem many people encounter is the difficulty of getting a large, heavy bubbler stone placed perfectly on the delicate liner without accidentally puncturing it - especially in a backyard situation where access by heavy equipment is limited.
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Pondless Water Feature with Prefab Base Unit Pondless Water Feature with Prefab Base Unit
The Pond-less Bubbler Base Unit replaces the need to use rubber pond liner which - if it accidentally gets punctured - is the weak link of any feature. The unit serves as the base for the bubbling feature stone, water reservoir and protected place to locate the pump. They are virtually bullet-proof and very easy to maintain.
Available in these sizes:
12" deep x 48" x 48" - holds up to 2000 lbs
15" deep x 24" x 48" - holds up to 600 lbs
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Dry Set Flagstone Walk or Patio Dry Set Flagstone Walk or Patio
Dry-setting is the most popular, most versatile and easiest method method of installing natural flagstone. But it can be more maintenance and less stable depending on the amount of traffic it receives. Download our detailed instructions for complete picture on this process.
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Structural Drystack Wall

Build a Dry Stack Stone Wall
Dig a trench about 6” deep and about 12” wide or as wide as your
largest stones along the base of your slope or the proposed location of the wall. There
is no elaborate footing required for a dry wall since no mortar is used the stones are
not bonded together and they will rise and fall with the frost causing no damage to
your wall. Then place your largest stones in the trench end to end. For best results,
lay all your stones flat as they would lie naturally on the ground. Now, as you begin to
stack the wall up working from one end to the other, you must remember to slope it
back toward the high ground, or “batter the wall” as we call it. This is accomplished by
simply standing your level on end and measuring to the face of the wall as shown in
the sketch.
As you build your wall try to avoid continuous horizontal and vertical joints by breaking
them up with larger and smaller stones. Place stones so they fit tightly together
for strength and a nice appearance. Fill in behind your wall with dirt and compact it as
you go. Every now and then turn a long stone into the hillside to act as an anchor or
“bond stone”. This will improve the stability of your wall. Save some nice flat pieces
to cap the wall off on top.*
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Huckleberry Stone Supply has helpful worksheets for natural stone project calculations and plans. Print these out for your projects.

Please remember that stone is a natural product and variations occur in colors and pattern. We cannot guarantee an exact match to the pictures shown.