Cultured stone can be applied to any structurally sound surface with the proper preparation. It fits nearly any building plan — large or small, interior or exterior, new residential or commercial projects — or on any remodel. It can help rejuvenate, reinforce, and protect a chimney whose masonry has deteriorated.
Manufactured stone is cast from molds of real stone, and looks natural, even up close. While natural stone may require wall ties and footings, which, in turn, can increase installation cost and difficulty, manufactured stone is lighter weight, designed to adhere easily to a variety of structurally sound surfaces, and is capable of installations that would normally be very difficult and costly to achieve with natural stone. Installed, manufactured stone is approximately 1/3 to 1/2 the cost of natural stone. Manufactured stone has a 2% (approximately) waste factor versus 10% or more for natural stone.
The base color is blended throughout and permanent mineral oxide pigments are applied and absorbed when the stone is cast. Color becomes an integral part of the material and, similar to natural stone, there are minimal noticeable color changes after years of weathering. Our cultured stone comes with a 50-year manufacturer’s warranty.