Arriscraft building stone
Arriscraft, manufacturer of all-natural products that emulate quarried stone, uses a cement-free, Natural Process technology to produce its residential Building Stone collection, backed by a lifetime warranty. Only three components are used in the Arriscraft production process: silica sand, hydrated lime and high-quality iron oxide pigments. Mixed together and pressed with 1,000 tons of pressure, they become durable, strong and intimately bonded. From there, stones are subjected to high-pressure steam and heat. This results in a calcium silicate hydrate binder, creating a 100 percent dimensionally stable, non-fading man-made stone unit.
Manufactured as "full bed" for standard installation (similar depth to traditional brick), Arriscraft Building Stone allows for a traditional masonry wall cavity system offering moisture protection. The consistent "through-color" property of each product makes it possible to maintain original colors and textures, even after on-site cutting, chiseling and dressing. And, waterproofing is never required with these products.
These materials work for exterior cladding, as they have been developed to endure extreme climatic conditions. Offered in a natural color palette, the same materials selected for the outside of a building also may be selected for interiors. All products support LEED sustainability objectives as well.
For more information, visit www.arriscraft.com.
Originally published in Masonry magazine.
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