Aug 26

Stone Veneer, Cast Stone And New Alternatives.

Testing New Materials Can Mean A Lot In Construction.

Building of all kinds usually present a number of challenges and often these challenges stem from choosing the wrong material, which range from the basic structure to the material used to cover walls, to choosing something that will require little maintenance.

Exterior cladding materials, like siding, natural stone and cast stone have typically been employed all around these structures. Those who plan the construction of these buildings usually aim toward a product that offers and affordable solution, flexibility in the use and installation and ultimately something that is pleasing to the eye but not the new faux stone. Many projects erected can also have exterior walls made of natural stone, brick, brick veneer, stone or stone veneer, cast or manufactured stone.

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Components authorized for completed architectural facade can be also split block, large rock and large stone veneer, rock and stone veneer, wooden panel siding, plastic panel siding, pre-cast architectural systems, and architectural metallic wall structure panels.

Sadly, often, these “planners” are not aware of new technologies and the materials they are able to create and put on the market so they resort to the old ones. Where they were hoping to have a flexible material they find that installing what they chose is not a very friendly process. If the product seemed affordable in the beginning, after adding the cost of intensive labor the project runs out of budget. When they were hoping to create something beautiful they see that after a few months these materials absorb water and create very bad looking mold and discolorations.

All various components as listed above within the Building Constructions are subject to approval by the local codes and homeowner and builders alike should always keep them in mind. One problem is that local building codes do not check for issues a material can create in a long or short term but simply the safety factor involved in using them. Each and every product selection should meet the necessary requirements for non-commercial and commercial jobs.

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There are now alternatives. Yes, some builders are hesitant in trying something new but until they test for themselves and listen to what previous users have to say these issues will not be resolved. You will find out that faux stone fills all these gaps left from other materials. Being of a synthetic material these panels do not add much weight at all, do not absorb water and create mold and are easy to cut and apply to various surfaces and it’s easy to cut around difficult corners.