Welcome to the World of Lightweight Stone Shapes!
Since 1976 we have been applying advanced cement
composite technologies to the fabrication of watertight architectural shapes
(fountains, planters, etc.) where the
cost / benefit exceeds that of conventional materials. We pioneered the use of GFRC cast stone for site amenities.
Superior customer service and advanced product technology
have, for over 25 years, defined our fundamental business strategy:
Produce a quality product and ship it on time.
|Service: We serve a nationwide client base and can support your project more rapidly and
accurately by putting you in direct contact with our
in-house experts rather than relying
on field representatives. Please take advantage of our toll-free number to pursue the
issues or problems that are important to you.
The cost of shipping STONEWEAR
products is very reasonable as a result of our unique lightweight stone fabrication
Tell us your ideas. We like to understand your project and the design objectives. It helps
us to he aware of your "big picture".
- Largest selection of site amenities, planters, column covers and
- We provide the fastest quotation cycle in the industry; usually a
48-hour turn around
time after receipt of the relevant data. We are also able to accommodate fuzzy details for
- Talent, humor, and information from a real person trained to clarify your needs,
available 10 hours daily, covering business periods in all U.S. time zones.
- We know the questions to ask to make your project a pleasant reality.
|Technology: STONEWEAR composite stone is a proprietary
compound of graded stone and cement reinforced with long-strand Alkaline Resistant glass
fiber. The result is a composite that combines the strength and lightweight
characteristics of conventional fiberglass with the durability and longevity of cast
Cement, plaster and plastic (fiberglass) are the primary material choices for the
fabrication of three-dimensional architectural shapes. The chart gives an overview of the
material characteristics associated with the primary parameters for use in architectural
composites are the obvious
best choice for architectural use.
Cement-based materials can be reinforced with glass fibers to dramatically increase
product strength (20X) while reducing product weight (10X) because of the consequent
thinner, stronger wall sections. To claim a product is "glass reinforced" is
meaningless without also specifying type, content, form and length of the glass fibers.
It's a tricky craft...
- Quality is created and controlled at the shop floor level; high standards and
reliability are maintained by focusing on a single material technology.
- We are the best and most experienced practitioners of this craft / art because we have
focused exclusively on this material technology for over 25 years.
- Not all GFRC products are created equal; specify
products and be confident in the expertise of over 25 years focused effort applying
this technology to architectural components.
Definitions and Explanations
- Glass Fiber Reinforced
Concrete. This is the generic term in the United States for a
composite material utilizing bundled strands of 1 - 1 1/2" length glass fibers to
reinforce cement mortar (a mixture of cement and sand size aggregate). The use of the term
"concrete" is technically correct but misleading because it brings to mind large
slabs of cement, sand, rocks, and steel reinforcing rods (rebar). The primary use of GFRC
in the United States is in the fabrication of pre-cast exterior walls for mid to high-rise
buildings. It is a less expensive, more ductile replacement for architectural pre-cast
concrete. It is especially desirable because of its tendency to "bend" rather
than "crack" in a seismic event.
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