Q: I need to build a wall on my property.
Why would I choose to use Big Rock over natural stone? How does cost compare between the two?
A: A natural stone wall will generally cost more
in time and labor, and the wall will take up more yard space as the foundation has to be quite wide - certainly much more
than a veneer wall. A well built concrete block wall, at 6 to 8 inches wide, will have a finished thickness
of about 11 to 14 inches, if you have installed the veneer on both sides. The veneer and mortar add approximately
2.5" to the surface.
A natural rock wall is often
filled with rubble and bits and pieces of rock in the center area between the stones and over time, stones loosen, and mortar
crumbles leaving gaps that make a perfect home for rodents, roaches, centipedes and more. A solidly built
concrete or CMU wall with Big Rock veneer well mortared to the surface, is stronger structurally, has no voids and leaves
no place for unwelcome pests.
Q: Why use Big Rock, and not
another kind of veneer?
Big Rock is made in Hawaii, from Hawaiian stones, and it is beautiful, totally real looking, and made with aloha on the island
of Oahu. There is no other major veneer manufacturer doing Hawaiian stone in the Hawaiian islands. Big Rock is
the only one and the original, so unless you want a product imported from thousands of miles away, pretending
to be Hawaiian, you buy Big Rock
We also give you what you need for your particular project, no pre-boxed veneer. We listen
to your concerns, work with your plans and tell you exactly what you will need to do the job.