how silly will dissimilar retaining walls look


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Old 09-16-20, 11:31 AM
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how silly will dissimilar retaining walls look

imagine the regal stone" fieldstone "color next to my other stone wall. i worry about how it will look and the salability of the home.

proposed stone wall is regal stone fieldstone color
https://www.newlinehardscapes.com/products/regal-stone/

the right side retaining wall was replaced 20 years ago . other one needs it. cheapest estimate was for the regal stone 18K. rebuilding existing wall with natural stone is 22 on up to 35 and unsure id trust the 22k guy

grading the yard on that left side would be over 20K as well so i figured may as well get a wall. but unsure what to do. hate the idea of dissimilar walls




 
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Old 09-16-20, 11:59 AM
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Why not rebuild with the existing stone? If you need more material "matching" fieldstones randomly placed among the existing would not look obvious.
 
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Old 09-16-20, 12:05 PM
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i dont have the money to rebuild a natural stone wall
 
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Old 09-16-20, 12:13 PM
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Repairs are natural and often visible. Yes, the concrete blocks will look different and everyone will know the walls were done at a different time but there is really no hiding it. As long as the new wall looks nice I think it will look nice.

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I've been to museums where they repaired centuries old ships and the repair areas were intentionally made to look different. Yes, you could see the repairs but it didn't take away from the appearance of the ship. And, if you've ever been to Europe many buildings, city walls and castles have all been damaged by war. Many are rebuilt specifically so the repair area is different looking than the original. Nuremberg, Germany really comes to mind and it's beautiful even with the extensive visible repairs after WWII.
 
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Old 09-16-20, 12:49 PM
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If the wall is stable NOW, I'd keep getting bids. Your profile says Berks Co., I'd check into masons from north and west. And not just the usual contractors and stone masons, but also check the inground pool installers, they're all generally slow and looking for work in the winter. As long as it's not literally below 0 Fahrenheit, they can do a retaining wall in winter.
 
 

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