I carved out the existing hillside to accommodate the new swimming pool. To retain the
hillside I designed and installed several tiers of engineered stone masonry walls. Each
stone was hand tooled and fitted. I used a colored mortar, slightly recessed for the grout
joints. For the coping I used the same sandstone that I used for the patios. The plantings
have been in for about 8 months from when this photo was taken. In another year or so the
walls will begin to be softened by the plantings.