As the most used manmade material on the planet, one doesn’t have to look too hard to see concrete is all around us.
The most obvious uses of concrete appear everywhere, including streets, driveways, highway barriers, parking garages, etc…. Precast concrete, however, allows concrete to be used for so much more.
Though the use of advanced forms, coloring and texturing techniques, and the availability of a controlled environment, precast has become a material that goes far beyond its traditional sue for infrastructure products. Precast is now used frequently for architectural applications such as building cladding, interior design, and landscaping.
Cast stone, which is a highly refined architectural precast concrete, is commonly used for statues, fountains, landscaping block, fireplace facades, decorative walls and much more. The process has been so refined that it is often impossible to tell a difference between the real stone and the replaced look of cast stone.
Virtually any look can be replicated, from marble to granite and more, and the cast stone offers owners an enhanced look at a fraction of the cost.
To learn more about cast stone, visit The Concrete Network’s Concrete Statuary section.