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Friction and Gravity LLC Custom Stonework

Creative ideas. Traditional building methods. Beautiful results.

Friction and Gravity LLC is a design & construction firm specializing in dry stone walls and other natural stone features including patios, steps, and fire pits as well as interior stone masonry. We seek to balance aesthetics and longevity in all we do, find the simplest and most elegant solution to every problem, and embrace the imperfect beauty of stone to create something special. We pride ourselves on our collaborative working style to bring our clients’ visions to reality.

About the founder, Victoria Merriman

Founder and principal Victoria Merriman is a Dry Stone Walling Association Level 2 certified stone contractor and holds a degree in Visual Arts from Harvard University. Her background as a graphic designer means that she brings creativity, an eye for detail, and aesthetic sense to the work that few tradespeople can.

Our services

  • Design and project planning for stone hardscape and features.
  • Construction of dry stone walls, retaining walls, patios, walkways, steps and stairs, fire pits, and other features as well as interior stone masonry.
  • Training and consulting for motivated do-it-yourselfers.