B U I L D I N G S T O N E
The most common building
stone currently is four inch veneer. It provides an economic solution to
the difficulties of building with full size stone matched with the ease of
interfacing with modern construction techniques. Therefore it is the
obvious choice for building with stone. It also provides a mass and
durability that thin veneers can not. Compared with other common building
materials thin veneer is a tile where as four inch veneer is a brick. Thin
veneer is adhered to a substrate. Four inch veneer is built upon a ledge.
Four inch veneer has a quantifiable compressive strength. Thin veneer has
no structural integrity to speak of. Thin veneer is purely ornament not
unlike cast or cultured stone. Four inch veneer, although a veneer, adds
to the mass and integrity of your structure.
We will face the stone to
your specifications... from pitch faced to sawn to antique axe flattened.
“When we build let us think that
we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor present use alone.
Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for; and let us
think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones
will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will
say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, “See! This
our father did for us.” ~ John Ruskin