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What "Dry-Wall" Means in the Context of Stone Walls



In reference to stone walls, "dry-wall" (or "drywall") is construction wherein the stones are not held together by mortar. Dry-wall construction requires greater precision in the way stones are stacked than does mortared-wall construction, since proper placement alone keeps the wall intact.

The equivalent term for installing stone pavers to build a patio or walkway is "dry-laid." Also notice that the term, "drywall," used in the context of indoor construction, refers to something totally different: namely, the type of panel sometimes referred to as "gypsum board."

Alternate Spellings: drywall, dry-wall
I prefer the appearance of a dry-wall stone wall, because I don't find mortared joints attractive.
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