Fieldstone, while a nuisance to a farmer, was a building material for their fieldstone retaining wall or foundations. Some homes even have a fieldstone wall in a basement. A fieldstone veneer wall requires special construction so it doesn't fall over.
Natural stone is great building material. Natural stone flooring can add dramatically to your house. Natural stone tiles allows the average person to create stone projects. Natural stone fireplaces are one on the most common uses of natural stones.
Sandstone is a fascinating rock. Since sandstones come in a variety of colors, such as black sandstone or brown sandstone, the sandstone blocks can be cut into a variety of products, ranging from sandstone coasters to large sandstone tiles.
Limestone is very common in the Cincinnati area. Limestone rock is used in many foundations. Some Indiana limestone has been used on facades in Washington, DC. Mammoth Cave is a great example of limestone caves.
Tim Carter demonstrates how to use recycled cobblestones. Cobblestone can be used to edge gardens, driveways and walkways. These paving stones make a great border. Tim shows a method for installing paving stones.
Natural stone is a highly desired construction material, but one that can empty the wallet with high labor and shipping costs. Cultured Stone® has been used for over thirty years and is much improved from its early days. Even with close examination, today's manufactured stone, made from concrete, can be very difficult to tell apart from natural stone. Except for the lack of weight and sans the hole in your pocket, cultured stone veneer products will fool the most discerning eye and can be used to create many exciting projects in and around your home.
Cultured Stone® is basically concrete mixed with aggregate and color pigments and shaped in special, detailed, molds to produce a real stone look and feel. Quality stone veneer products are, therefore, durable and made with solid color to avoid discoloration over their long service span. Maintain and clean artificial stone with common sense and these tips, and your Cultured Stone® projects will outlast you.