Decorative Enhancements made of Precast stone exude timeless elegance and durability, enhancing both the interior and exterior of a home. One popular choice is Precast stone due to its versatility and aesthetic appeal. We’ll delve into the steps involved, considerations to keep in mind, and why Precast Stone Products are a fantastic option for facing your Home.
The Process of Selection
1. Material and Profile Selections:
The first step is choosing the style or profile of Precast Elements. Often, these are determined by your Architect although Landmark Stone often works with owners and Contractors directly to choose elements that complement the overall Building design.
Materials, such as Precast Concrete, Cast Stone, GFRC, etc. are often determined by weight, load capacity, application intricacies, or are sometimes determined within the Specifications as provided by the Architect.
2. Design and Measurements:
Landmark Stone can provide an initial price quote based on the available Architectural and/or Landscape Plans provided for the construction of your project and any additions or deletions that may be required by the Builder or Owner. Accurate measurements of all areas requiring precast will be validated by the Owners or their respective representatives after detailed shop drawings for all components are submitted for final approval. These shop drawings include the shape, dimensions, and any specific details or embellishments such as radius dimensions, hardware requirements, etc.
3. Shaping for Preferred Profiles:
Products made with Precast Concrete, Cast Stone or GFRC require the fabrication of custom molds. Most profiles selected from the Landmark Product Catalog are supported by existing molds, while variations or new styles require new molds. Precast and Cast Stone products are poured into the molds, while GFRC utilizes a spraying technique. Some textures are created after casting, while others are integral to the mold itself.
Base Coat over Foam products, however, are fabricated as “Extrusions” and require separate special equipment or techniques. Foam products are limited to only one finish, which is similar to a light sandblast or Limestone finish.
4. Color and Finish Selections
Landmark offers a wide range of 17 standard colors and 6 finishes. Custom colors and finishes are also available at additional cost. Color pigmentation is integral to the selected product with all methods of fabrication other than Extrusions. Colors for Foam Extrusions are only integral to the Acrylic Surface.
Should special additional texture or surface treatments be required, such as Sealing, Honing or Polishing, Landmark will be happy to provide these services at additional cost.
5. Installation Preparation:
Once shop drawings have been prepared, they will be submitted to the designated owner’s authority for approval to be reviewed and matched for accuracy in accordance with the respective areas of application. Any variations required will be changed accordingly and a revised set of shop drawings will be re-submitted for final approval.
All components should be installed using appropriate adhesives or fasteners, ensuring they are secure and aligned correctly with the window frame. Landmark does not handle installation directly but will be happy to discuss particulars of various installation techniques and requirements with your designated installers.
In conclusion, crafting Decorative Enhancements with Precast, involves a meticulous process of material selection, design, Mold creation, Auto Cad Design and Drafting, Color and Texture Selection and installation. Precast offers immense customization options, cost-efficiency, and durability, making it an excellent choice for facing your Home or Landscape Projects. By following the outlined steps and considering the advantages, you can achieve stunning results that enhance the beauty of your home.