Dry Stone Walls
A dry stone wall offers a new habitat for animals and plants. Despite the wealth of protective measures, the extinction of species continues worldwide. This is not only a tragic loss for biodiversity on our planet, but it also poses a serious danger for humans, since high species diversity is the basis for our food and clean water. A professionally erected dry stone wall offers a new habitat for various animal and plant species and thus makes a meaningful contribution to biodiversity.
A dry stone wall is not only pretty to look at, it can also serve as a plot boundary, to secure embankments or as support for paths and terraces. Plant population of the wall can be left to nature.
Construction especially for vineyard walls, it is important to install many binding stones, i.e. stones that bind backwards into the slope. Binding backfilling is necessary as well. This enables the wall to stabilise itself, so that machines can run on top of it and ensuring that the wall serves its purpose for about 400 years.
In the picture gallery you can see the construction of a dry stone wall in the vineyard in Lampenberg, Switzerland.