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Choose CP Landscape For Expert Armour Stone Installation Services in Carleton Place & Surrounding Area

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What is Armour Stone?

Armour stone is a type of large, heavy rock typically used in construction projects for erosion control, shoreline protection, and retaining walls. These stones are chosen for their size, durability, and ability to withstand natural forces such as water currents and soil pressure. They are often strategically placed to provide stability and prevent erosion in areas prone to shifting soil or water erosion.

Why use Armour Stone for your landscaping project?

Armour Stone is commonly used in landscaping projects for several reasons:

1. Durability: Armour Stone is highly durable and long-lasting, making it ideal for outdoor use where it will be exposed to the elements.

2. Aesthetic appeal: The natural appearance of Armour Stone adds a rustic and visually appealing element to landscaping designs.

3. Versatility: These stones can be used for various landscaping purposes, including creating retaining walls, defining borders, or adding decorative accents.

4. Strength and stability: Armour Stone provides excellent structural support, making it suitable for stabilizing slopes, preventing erosion, and retaining soil in gardens or flowerbeds.

5. Low maintenance: Once installed, Armour Stone requires minimal maintenance, saving time and effort in the long run.

Overall, Armour Stone is valued for its combination of functionality, aesthetics, and durability, making it a popular choice for landscaping projects.

How is it installed?

Installing Armour Stone typically involves several steps:

1. Site Preparation: Clear the area and remove excess material where the Armour Stone will be placed. This may involve removing vegetation, debris, and any existing structures or materials.

2. Excavation: Excavate the area to create a level and stable base for the Armour Stone. The depth of excavation will depend on the size of the Armour Stone being installed.

3. Base Material: Lay a base of crushed stone to provide a stable foundation for the Armour Stone. This base layer gets leveled and compacted and helps to distribute the weight of the Armour Stone evenly and prevent settling or shifting.

4. Placement: Carefully place each Armour Stone in its intended position, taking care to align them properly and ensure a tight fit between stones.

5. Backfilling: Once all the Armour Stones are in place, a landscape fabric is placed behind the wall to prevent material from working its way through any small gaps in the wall, but also still allowing water to escape. The wall then gets backfilled partially with drainage rock and then finished with soil.

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