The goal of B&D Rockeries is to assist our clients in the restoration and transformation of their Issaquah property. With enhancements to the property using natural features and beautiful rockery designs, our projects add a simplistic elegance to your Issaquah property.
Our knowledgeable staff can assist you in determining the plants, rocks, and layouts that best suit your properties needs. Once you approve the design details our crews will begin work and when they are finished you will get to enjoy the fruits of their labor for years to come.
What Goes Into Our Rockeries
B&D Rockeries is comfortable working with a wide variety of materials due to the numerous Issaquah homeowners we work with. This in-depth knowledge gives us an intimate understanding of what materials are the best choice available for your properties needs. We consider more than just the materials selected for the build but the environmental needs as well as lighting and any other factors that may be needed to account for before building begins.
Many homeowners are surprised at the tremendous selection of stone that can be selected to construct your retaining wall, rockery, or water features. Often our walls are built from the finest selections of limestone, granite, sandstone, and basalt. Additionally, dependent on your projects needs, we also consider shape, size, color, as well as textures of the stones we select for the job. Final selection of stones will be determined by the rockery you have decided to have built and any necessary environmental factors involved.
The addition of plants to your rock wall can have an immense impact on the final visual look of the project on your Issaquah property. Anyone considering having a rock feature installed should strongly consider the added beauty that plants will bring to your finished wall. Many plants thrive in the NorthWest and complement rock retaining walls beautifully. We often recommend yarrow, perennials, ground cover, and rock cress, among others.
Depending on the environmental needs and the layout of your rockery, you might require a full retaining wall to be built. Our professional crew will meet with you at your Issaquah property and discuss the best placement of the wall on your property. Once we have selected the best rocks suited to the needs and function of your wall, we will begin construction.
Types of Rock Retaining Walls
We focus on the construction of three types of rock walls at B&D Rockeries.
One Man Half Man Rock
These rocks are great for small walls that can be mostly installed by hand. Don’t be confused by the term “one man and half man rocks,” these stones are far too heavy for the average person to pick up; these rocks need the use of a crowbar to be moved. When building these walls our crews are much larger to make sure that the job can be finished in a single day.
Two to Three Man Rock
Rocks of this size require the use of specialized equipment to install. It requires a three-man team to work these sites. One man to operate the machine, one working on the ground assembling the wall, and another driving the truck for materials. These are the most common jobs that B&D Rockeries does. Our specialized mini machine has been designed to assist our crew in a quick and economical manner, and our skilled teams average 400-600 square feet of rock wall a day.
Boulders often have smooth round surfaces and are not generally a good choice for rock walls. Instead, they can be set within the wall to enhance the finished walls appearance. This decorative enhancement brings a striking touch of beauty to any wall.
A beautiful way to enhance the beauty of your rockery is with Water Features. Water Features can be anything from fountains or waterfalls to pools. These beautiful additions can increase your home’s value as well as assist in regulating the flow of water through your Issaquah property.
There is a wide variety of options that can be selected to give your property nearly any look you desire.
You want to give your property a unique voice, which is why the B&D Rockeries team works with you to handpick the best features that will bring your water feature to life. You can trust in our staff’s knowledge to assist you in picking the best choice of materials for your feature.
No matter what kind of rockery job you’re considering, B&D Rockeries has a capable team that can help make your property into something extraordinary. To learn more, give us a call or fill out our contact form.