- Cast stone has been a prime building material for hundreds of years. The earliest known use of Cast stone dates around the year 1138.
- Some structures are still standing today.
- In many cases, cast stone has outlasted natural cut stone.
- Since the early 1920’s, cast stone has been widely used and accepted as a suitable replacement for natural cut stone.
- Custom Qualities
- Adds to the aesthetic value (example: balustrades)
- Shapes and forms in a wide variety
- Contrasts well with natural stone or brick
- Utility Properties
- In many cases, (with special considerations) the cast stone can be fitted as load-bearing
- At entryways, etc., Where traffic wear can be a problem, cast stone holds up beautifully
- Many designs incorporate cast stone as added protection for the structures:
- Wall caps
- Window/door surrounds
- Precipitation lines or water table
- Customer Satisfaction
- Cast stone not only adds visible beauty, but adds value
- Today’s sophisticated consumer wants their investment to stand the test of time
- Cast stone is structurally visible
- Adds credibility to the builder’s intent on quality
- Many of a builder’s efforts are not seen; cast stone offers the builder an opportunity for the public to visually see his efforts.
- Cast stone is easily recognized as quality; it enhances a builders reputation for the future.