MeltonStone Architectural Cast Stone has a “sugar cube” like finish that looks like cut limestone which distinguishes its appearance from the more rough and pitted finish normally associated with precast concrete or wet cast concrete. The dense finish of MeltonStone Cast Stone is more resistant to weather and dirt, has lower moisture absorption, and has a smooth granular finish with no pits or bug holes. MeltonStone resists spalling and weathering of its surface, so it retains its fine granular texture through decades of exposure to the elements. Reinforcements can also be added to MeltonStone to provide the structural advantages of precast concrete with the beauty, uniform surface quality and durability of natural stone.
Only the finest quality materials are used in the production of MeltonStone Cast Stone Architectural Elements. MeltonStone Cast Stone is dry tamp cast from fine and coarse aggregates such as limestone, marble, calcite, granite, quartz, natural sands, Portland cement, mineral oxide coloring pigments, chemical admixtures and water. The raw material mixtures for MeltonStone Architectural Cast Stone are proportioned for maximum density and to produce the required fine grained” texture similar to natural stone with no bug-holes permitted as dictated by the Cast Stone Institute.