This style of work is typically more formal than a dry laid wall. Creating custom mosaics is possible because of the use of cement/mortar. Usually, I will gather a collection of stones to incorporate into the design from my stockpile. Other times, we will choose flatter stones from a local stone yard and achieve a stacked stone effect. Sometimes we will blend the two for a more custom look! These walls usually adorn the entranceway to your home or in areas close to a driveway. In a traditional setting on older homes, I will use stones that were recycled from an old stone foundation. They will have the old chisel and hammer markings on them and blend in with the style of your home, if appropriate.