Rocks of the Pacific Northwest: Which is right for your rock wall?

B&D Rockeries is on a mission to serve you with the highest quality stone. We choose our rock suppliers based on the best value and variety of stones offered.  We work together with our local quarries like Calportland Company and Iron Mountain Quarry.  Founded in 1891, Calportland Company has over 120 years of experience and quality customer service.  They are a leading company when it comes to environmental quality and the conservation of energy. Iron Mountain Quarry is a private, locally owned business that has been faithfully serving Snohomish County since 1988.  With the superior quality of these two suppliers, B&D Rockeries brings you a variety of stones popular in Pacific Northwest quarries, to build custom retaining walls seattle.

While we purchase a wide variety of products from these suppliers, the most popular orders consist of rocks common to the Pacific Northwest. Some of these include:

Granite:  Granite is a natural igneous rock, consisting mainly of quartz, mica and feldspar.  Granite is a very hard, durable rock with a wide range of uses.  Its unique beauty and color choices make it a first pick for garden tiles or a rock wall.

 

Flagstone: Flagstone is a sedimentary rock composed of sandstone, feldspar and quartz. Its name is derived from an old Norse word flaga meaning slab or chip.  Flagstone is often used as paving slabs for walkways, and comes in three standard color options of blue, red and buff.

 

River Rock: River rock is stone that has been naturally shaped and rounded through forces of water or friction. River rock is often used for walls, waterfalls, and any garden structure that calls for a delightfully natural appearance. To add to its appeal, river rock comes in many colors, shapes and sizes. This makes it an ideal option for every garden enthusiast.
Veneer Stone: Veneer stone is made from a concrete mix that is poured into rubber forms.  It is then painted to look like actual rock.  The advantages to this substitute rock is that veneer stone is not as heavy as natural rock, and can be attached to any building or wall, without adding extra weight to the structure.  Veneer stone comes in many shapes and varieties, along with  endless options for style and design.

One final type of rock offered at local quarries is aggregate. Aggregate is a mixture of crushed stone particles, such as gravel, that is used to support standing structures or soft spots in the ground. Aggregate can also be used for walkways and driveways.

If you are looking to improve your home with a rockery or hardscape, B&D Rockeries is the leading authority that can help you choose just the right stone to enhance your project.  Whether its a waterfall, a retaining wall, a rockery or a garden path, our stones provide you with the widest variety to choose from! Contact us today for a free estimate today!