Do you want to know more about sandstone retaining walls?

Sandstone retaining walls use large sandstone rocks that are cost effective and are among the most beautiful stones used in construction and decoration. Sandstone retaining walls are a lifetime option and do not require large concrete footings into the ground. They are perfect for house blocks which are situated on an existing sandstone rock shelves, like in the Blue Mountains and Sydney areas. Here is a guide on a sandstone retaining wall.

1. Cost benefits of a sandstone retaining wallhow to clean sandstone retaining wall

Sandstone may costs a little more, especially the A grade sawn sandstone blocks, but you can opt for B grade sawn blocks to save a little upfront cost. The A grade sandstone and B grade blocks differ primarily in the number of cut surfaces, and the shape of the sandstone blocks. For a formal sandstone retaining wall, the A grade sandstone is recommended but it all depends on the desired outcome.

2. Types of sandstone

Different types and colours of sandstone blocks are available that can even match the appearance of the stone to your preferred décor. The beautiful natural stone comes in shades of pink, ochre through to pale limestone and the added benefit is the wonderful natural grain and textures within the sandstone blocks. 

3. Benefits of a sandstone retaining wall

Sandstone retaining walls are very quick to build. A company with years of experience and the best landscaping machines can prepare your site in a short time frame.  An advantage of a sandstone retaining wall is that the retaining wall is self-supporting and fully structural. Each sandstone block weighs about 400 kg, and once positioned, will not move.


4. How to clean a sandstone retaining wall

The first step in cleaning your sandstone retaining wall is to thoroughly spray it with a garden hose or pressure washer. If the wall has a small amount of dirt and debris, a garden hose should be sufficient but a pressure washer should be used to spray stone retaining walls that have accumulated an abnormal amount of dirt or has not be cleaned in a very long time.

Once you have sprayed down your sandstone retaining wall, remove any set-in stains or dirt deposits. Firmly scrub away any stubborn stains that your initial rinsing failed to take care of, using a hard-bristled scrub brush. Then give the wall one last vigorous rinsing to remove any remaining bits of filth that you may have missed.

If your sandstone is extremely soiled, you will want your sandstone professionally cleaned. However, professional cleaning should only be performed if the stone has been properly sealed, otherwise it will absorb an excessive amount of water and staining can result.

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