Armour Stone is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a durable, versatile and easy-to-work-with natural stone for your patio, steps, and retaining walls. This stone is a large, flat, roughly square-to-rectangular-shaped stone.
Durability & Elegance
Armour stone is practical for outdoor patios, steps, retaining walls and garden edging. It has many benefits, including low maintenance and natural elegance. It can also be used as a border around a garden or as a focal point in your hardscaping projects. An excellent resource for erosion control and shoreline retention for those who live close to large bodies of water, Armour stone can be found in a variety of colours—from distinguished greys to rich browns.
Armour stone is an elegant and durable hardscaping material that can be sourced from local stone quarries. Its rugged appearance gives your yard an immediate boost in curb appeal, and it can stand up to the elements, lasting for many years.
This stone is an excellent solution for retaining walls, patios, steps, driveways, pools, and much more. Because armour stone is a natural product, it requires little to no maintenance. Once installed, armour stone will add a touch of luxury and texture to your property’s landscape design.
Armour Stone is versatile and can add a unique and attractive touch to any backyard oasis. It is low-maintenance and can withstand the elements without cracking or eroding. Usually uncut, armour stone is used as a retaining wall and accent piece. However, it can also be used for larger installations like patios, steps, and fire pits. Armour Stone is durable and low-maintenance, making it a popular choice for landscaping.
Retaining Wall Benefits of Armour Stone
For many of our clients, landscaping in an area close to Lake Muskoka can pose some challenges. Properties often back directly onto the lake, which makes for excellent summer nights and visits with friends and family.
However, these slopes are susceptible to soil erosion, which can lead to unsafe conditions. Armour stone is a large, sturdy, visually attractive solution to help prevent soil erosion and keep a solid frame on your property. You can even sit waterside with a retaining wall made of armour stone.
Balance: Rugged, Natural and Elegant Hardscaping
You can add plants to create a more natural look on your patio, retaining wall, or steps by placing them in gaps in the wall. If you’re using a rougher stone, these gaps will be large enough to allow plants to grow. Get in touch with our professional Muskoka landscapers today for quality hardscaping solutions. With Armour Stone, you can blend the best of both worlds—rugged, natural stone with elegant luxury.
When considering your next hardscaping project, we can help: from steps and patios to fire pits and retaining walls, our experts at Schlager Excavating & Haulage can get it done. Since 1986, we’ve provided landscaping service in Muskoka and Parry Sound homeowners and cottage owners with a beautiful finish on every project. Browse our Muskoka and Parry Sound house landscape design gallery and call today at (705) 732-1802 for a free quote!