Stone is an amazing natural product that can be used in so many ways. Some stone is produced locally and others are sourced internationally from places such as Bali where they are used extensively on easy villas. Homes and larger buildings have been made from stone for centuries and are still standing, making stone such as limestone blocks one of the most environmentally friendly products there is. It can be used for paving or stone cladding that will last almost forever.
While stone does not always withstand disasters such as earthquakes, especially if it topples from a height, neither do most other building materials. However, in places that are not prone to such disasters it has proven to weather other climatic conditions exceptionally well.
Stone is environmentally friendly not only because it lasts such a long time, but for other reasons as well. Here are some of them.
Limestone weathering does occur but is very minimal, mostly being seen on sharp edges that have worn to rounded edges over a period of many years. However, such a small amount of weathering does not affect the ability of the rock to continue doing its job, be that providing an attractive retaining wall, or being part of a commercial building or home.
Limestone is found in several places throughout the world, one of them being in Western Australia. It is cut into blocks or pavers with diamond tip saws and other tools to make a smooth finish, but it can also be rough cut for feature walls or garden walls, with the end result being extremely attractive.
If you are looking for a way to make your home stand out you could do a lot worse than choosing a limestone feature wall or other decorative elements in limestone. Limestone is sure to add value to any building or landscaping project.