Limestone has been a worldwide building stone of choice for centuries
The long history of limestone building and construction shows that it endures the components and also in fact enhances with age. Limestone is reasonably uniform in composition, texture, and also structure and is conveniently machined.
There is no considerable cost savings between Cast Stone and Pre Cast Concrete.
What is Cast Limestone and how is it different then Pre-Cast Stone?
Cast Limestone is a mixture of extremely refined crushed all-natural limestone combined with portland cement as a binder. Because the main ingredient is real limestone, our item has the look of natural limestone. The advantage of using cast limestone vs. real limestone is the price. Although no man made material can replicate exactly what “Mother Nature” can, it’s an excellent alternative.
Cast Stone is quite like cast limestone with the exception of the crushed limestone (a courser dolomite aggregate is used in place of limestone). With cast stone a variety of mineral oxide color pigments can be included in make nearly any kind of shade of color. We carry 9 stock colors however can make unlimited custom colors.
Every piece of our cast limestone is custom made by hand, by quality craftsmen as well as mold fabricators with several years of training and hands on experience required to turn out a premium quality product.
When appropriately designed and manufactured both Cast Limestone as well as Cast stone are an excellent substitute for all-natural cut stone with same or better physical and esthetic characteristics at a fraction of the expense and time.
Is Pre-cast concrete the same as Pre-cast Limestone?
The short answer is no. Pre cast concrete is simply that … colored concrete. It is a solid product with a thin coating of concrete paste. This material can not be customized without having to redecorate the exposed locations. Cast stone is a strong material too, but the distinction is cast stone is the same “sugar dice” look throughout. So this can be cut in field without needing any type of further finishing.
Although both products are frequently confused, the cast stone’s supremacy vs typical Pre Cast is that cast limestone and also cast stone has the color and also aggregate matrix consistency throughout.
If Pre Cast is chipped, that location will be noticeably different than the rest. The factor being is Pre Cast develops a smooth Portland layer that covers the aggregates within, a layer that is susceptible to spider cracks, unpleasant chips as well as freeze and also thaw cycles deterioration, where cast limestone is not, It’s the same appearance throughout. It looks behaves and also ages likewise to natural limestone. So if modifications are needed, it can be done on site with no more finishing needed.