Precast stone, resembling natural limestone offers a less expensive and more versatile product than its natural counterpart. It is easily customized to match existing coloration or achieve any number of colors and textures, and even simulate other natural stone, such as granite and sandstone.
Vivid coloration is permanent and impervious to even ultraviolet light, achieved with mineral oxide pigments derived from iron, cobalt and copper.
Precast stone is equally suited to modern and classical styles. It is able to capture any detail from the pattern or mold and can replicate any shape that can be carved from stone. It is the quickest and most economical method of duplicating ornate shapes while at the same time mimicking the look, color, and texture of any natural stone.
The versatility possible in color and texture makes cast stone the ideal permanent medium and makes available a wide range of possibilities to the architect. Precast stone is also used as an excellent replacement for deteriorating natural stone.
Whether you want to design old classical or modern day architecture, its advantages over natural stone or limestone are limitless. It's typically used as a masonry product, an architectural feature, trim, ornament or facing for buildings, and other structures. It is considered an excellent replacement for natural cut limestone, brownstone, sandstone, bluestone, granite, slate, keystone, travertine, and other natural building stones.
Precast stone is unsurpassed in strength, longevity and asthetic beauty.
What's precast stone made of?
Precast stone is a highly refined architectural precast concrete made from a mixture of white and/or gray Portland cement combined with coarse and fine aggregates of granite, dolomite, quartz, and other durable limestone. This combination of minerals is consolidated. When complete, precast stone is a highly dense simulated natural stone with a texture similar to quality natural limestone. It's finished surface is clean and sparkling. Precast stone is available in a wide variety of colors which are created by adding mineral coloring pigments to the mixture.
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Most precast stone that Arban Precast LTD. produces is from custom design. Shop drawing and molds are produced by skilled engineers, draftsmen and craftsmen. Custom precast stone designs represent the majority of buildings under construction today.
For more information: Arban Precast Stone, Ltd. 19000 Colonial Port Road Dumfries, VA 22026 US Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (703) 221-8005 Ext 30 Fax: 703-445-1195