Cast stone is a manufactured concrete product fabricated in two principal product groups for use in the building industry. It commonly takes the form of wall veneers to enhance the exterior appearance of houses and commercial buildings. Cast stone is a popular substitute for other masonry products such as brick veneer. It may be applied over most existing masonry finishes, directly onto sheathing, dry wall, stucco and rigid foam insulation - see applications.
Cast stone is formed in moulds. The moulds are carefully replicated from real stone found in nature. Every blemish, ridge, crease and crevice you can expect to find in natural rocks is faithfully reproduced in the handcrafted stone moulds. The finished product is totally representative of the original from which it was duplicated.
In essence, cast stone is natural stone re-created - the blending of lightweight aggregates, iron oxide pigments, sand and Portland cement creates the manufactured product that looks and feels like natural stone in light weight form. The stone's lighter weight permits easy installation over an existing surface without the requirement for additional foundation or support. The color is permanent and weathering only enhances the stone's appearance.