Cast Stone is a highly refined
architectural precast concrete building stone manufactured from
a mixture of Portland cement and course and fine aggregates to
simulate natural stone. Cast Stone is generally used as a
masonry product, as an architectural feature, ornament or facing
for building or other structure.
Cast Stone can be made from white and / or grey cements,
manufactured or natural sands, carefully selected crushed stone
or well graded natural gravels and mineral coloring pigments to
achieve the desired color and appearance while maintaining
durable physical properties which exceed most natural cut
building stones. Cast Stone is an excellent replacement for
natural cut limestone, brownstone, sandstone, bluestone,
granite, travertine and other natural building stones.
The earliest known use of Cast Stone dates to the year 1138 and
was seen at Carcassonne, France, the site which contains the
finest of medieval fortification in Europe. Cast Stone was first
used extensively in London in the year 1900 and gained
widespread acceptance in America in 1920.