Product Background

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.
 

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