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Below are our standard cast stone and precast concrete textures, to see a description of each texture see below or go to our product page.

"Wait for a moment after clicking, for texture chip to change"

 

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Travertine Texture. Base price

Smooth surface with small fissures resembling travertine or cut limestone.

 

 

Precast Concrete (Old World, Travertine, Cantera, Travertine Filled, Coral, Smooth, Fossil, Sand Washed) Textures

Precast concrete or GFRC available in 12 textures and 12 standard colors.  is usually used in more contemporary or rustic themed homes using the old world, travertine, or others of our many textures resembling the stone of the Mediterranean, Tuscany and even the Cantera or Adoquin stone of old Mexico.  Our Precast concrete or GFRC is a beautiful hand made product, not massed produced as most other companies do.

Cast Stone (Dry-Cast or Fino) Texture

Suited to high end European or Eastern style estate homes.
Cast stone, used by man since the Egyptian pyramids were constructed, is hand packed into molds under tremendous pressure, just as in nature when limestone is made from the extreme pressure on sand, lime and slurry over thousands of years. This technique of compacting sand, crushed limestone and colored pigment with a small amount of water ensures a product which closely resembles limestone. Crisp edges, uniform in color and texture because very little water is used in it's production. Cast stone is used where limestone or sandstone is desired but is cost prohibitive. The surface of cast stone shows the aggregate naturally at its surface, simulating limestone or sandstone. Pleasing, high quality texture, our favorite. Larger parts and columns can also be made in lightweight GFRC.
Cost's more than our other product because of the Materials used and the special molds needed.

Glossary of Textures

These textures are also on our product page.

 

Description: Old World Texture  Precast Concrete "Old World" texture  (click to enlarge)  

bulletOld world texture, everyone's favorite precast concrete or GFRC product, resembles aged stone with flashes of color and deep fissures.
bulletLightweight thin wall GFRC or full weight precast, with bright multicolored hand made highlights.
bulletMade from sand or special aggregates, fiberglass reinforcement, cement, and integrated pigment.
bulletHand laid into molds. 
bulletBase price.

 

Description: Travertine Texture   Precast concrete Travertine texture chip  (click to enlarge)  

bulletTravertine texture, made in precast concrete or GFRC product, resembles travertine or cut and polished limestone.
bulletLightweight thin wall GFRC or full weight precast, with smooth regular polished surface with small irregular fissures.
bulletMade from sand or aggregates, fiberglass reinforcement, cement, and integrated pigment.
bulletHand laid into molds.  
bulletBase price    

 

Description: Smooth texture  (click to enlarge)  

bulletSmooth texture, precast concrete or GFRC product, smooth plaster like finish, with a regular surface.
bulletLightweight thin wall or full weight.
bulletMade from sand and aggregates, fiberglass reinforcement, cement, and integrated pigment.
bulletHand laid or sprayed into molds. 
bulletBase price.    

 

Description: Cantera texture  (click to enlarge)  

bulletCantera stone texture, precast concrete or GFRC product, volcanic like finish, with a pitted surface, exquisite color variation..
bulletLightweight thin wall or full weight.
bulletMade from sand and aggregates, fiberglass reinforcement, cement, and integrated pigment.
bulletHand laid into molds. 
bullet10% more expensive than our base price. 

 

 

Description: Scagliola Texture    (click to enlarge)  

bulletScagliola texture, made in precast concrete or GFRC product, rich natural stone texture resembling cut marble.
bulletName is derived from the Italian word "scaglia" meaning "chips of stone".
bulletAncient secret formula dating from the 15th century, revived and improved upon by Italian monks in the 17th century, and which had all but disappeared by the 19th century. 
bulletLightweight thin wall GFRC or full weight precast, with smooth polished surface with many small irregular fissures and swirls.
bulletMade from crushed limestone or aggregates, fiberglass reinforcement, cement, and integrated pigment.
bulletHand laid into molds.
bullet10% more expensive than our base price.   
  

 

Description: Coral Texture    (click to enlarge)  

bulletCoral texture, made in precast concrete or GFRC product, rich natural stone texture resembling cut coral or keystone.
bulletCoral is a limestone that has been formed for thousands of years in marine regions, we simulate the texture with silicone rubber molds taken from coral texture..
The stone is almost pure white on extraction and has natural antiquing which we simulate with concrete stains..
bulletNatural Coral is becoming increasingly rare, and was very popular until a few years ago, but has now become too expensive for most projects.
bulletLightweight thin wall GFRC or full weight precast, with smooth polished surface with many small irregular fissures and swirls.
bulletMade from crushed limestone or aggregates, fiberglass reinforcement, cement, and integrated pigment.
bulletHand laid into molds.
bulletMore expensive than our base price.   

 

 

Description: Fino (Cast Stone) Texture     Fino (fine) Texture chip  (click to enlarge)
 

bulletFino or dry cast texture resembles expensive cut limestone at 25% of the cost.
bulletFino texture has sharp edges and rich texture, more uniform in color and texture than other cast products.
bulletCan also be made in lightweight GFRC.
bulletMade from limestone sand, white cement and integrated pigment.
bulletDry packed into molds under extreme pressure.
bulletThe difference between high end cast stone and precast concrete is easily seen, and even the novice can appreciate the high quality limestone like finish on a cast stone product. Made with old time European  techniques and using crushed limestone in our mix which gives our product a very special  texture and quality, unseen in normal precast products.
bullet15% more expensive than our base price

 

 

Description: Filled Travertine Texture    (click to enlarge)  

bulletFilled Travertine texture, made in precast concrete or GFRC product, resembles filled travertine.
bulletLightweight thin wall GFRC or full weight precast, with smooth regular polished surface with small irregular fissures.
bulletMade from sand or aggregates, fiberglass reinforcement, cement, and integrated pigment.
bulletHand laid into molds, fissures and small holes are later filled with a special blend of cementitious material.  
bullet10% more expensive than our base price    

 

 

Description: Sanded Texture   (click to enlarge)  

bulletSanded texture, precast concrete or GFRC product, resembles sandstone, regular smooth sandy surface.
bulletLightweight thin wall GFRC or full weight precast, with sandstone look and feel.
bulletMade from sand and aggregates, fiberglass reinforcement, cement, and integrated pigment.
bulletHand laid or sprayed into molds and sand washed to expose the aggregates.
bullet 10% more expensive than our base price   

 

 

A short lesson on our concrete products.

Cast Stone

Suited to high end European or Eastern style estate homes.
Cast stone, used by man since the Egyptian pyramids were constructed, is hand packed into molds under tremendous pressure, just as in nature when limestone is made from the extreme pressure on sand, lime and slurry over thousands of years. This technique of compacting sand, crushed limestone and colored pigment with a small amount of water ensures a product which closely resembles limestone. Uniform in color and texture because very little water is used in it's production, cast stone is used where limestone or sandstone is desired but is cost prohibitive. The surface of cast stone shows the aggregate naturally at its surface, simulating limestone or sandstone. Pleasing, high quality texture, our favorite.
T
he difference between high end cast stone and normal precast concrete is easily seen, and even the novice can appreciate the high quality limestone like finish on a cast stone product. Made with old time European  techniques and reconstituting crushed limestone in our mix which gives our product a very special  texture and quality, unseen in normal precast products. Larger parts can sometimes be made in lightweight form.     
Cost's slightly more than our other products because of the Materials used and the special molds needed.

 

GFRC  (glass fiber reinforced concrete)

GFRC is usually used in more contemporary themed homes using the old world, travertine, or others of our many textures resembling the stone of the Mediterranean, Tuscany and even old Mexico.
We simulate aged stone by hand laying a mix of special aggregates and cement into molds with special "techniques", making the product look  time worn or aged, resembling the old stone moldings seen at many historical sites or buildings. The GFRC product is thinwall about 3/4" thick and is extremely strong and about 25% the weight of solid stone. Precast concrete can also be sprayed into molds, resulting in a smooth unblemished surface.

 

Precast concrete

Precast concrete is usually used in more contemporary themed homes using the old world, travertine, or others of our many textures resembling the stone of the Mediterranean, Tuscany and even the Cantera stone of old Mexico.
We also simulate limestone or sandstone by pouring a mix of wet concrete into molds and when cured are then sand washed, to remove the fine cured cement particles at the surface of the product, and hopefully expose the aggregates to give the product the highly desired limestone "look".
Precast concrete can also be sprayed into molds, resulting in a smooth unblemished surface.
 

 

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Our Cast stone and  precast concrete columns and products are molded, hand cast onsite.
Many of our projects are in Santa Barbara including Santa Barbara sandstone look-alike columns,Haddonstone,California precast,Adriatic precast,APS precast,napa stone, Studio Cast,CDI,ventura cast stone Palm Springs columns, Beverly Hills precast columns, Malibu columns and Orange County, California columns.
Cast stone and precast concrete installation projects are also regularly undertaken in Palm Springs, Orange County, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica including precast concrete columns,  in Malibu, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. 
Each piece is carefully hand laid into special reinforced molds and hand finished after mold removal
Many of our recent projects are cast stone in Ventura County and precast columns in the City of Santa Monica, and precast columns in Beverly Hills California.
Our products consist of concrete Santa Barbara columns, architectural precast Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara stone balusters, sandstone designs and our own concrete design window/door trim, Los Angeles, California simulated stone columns, concrete balustrade, our own concrete design precast balusters. Also cast stone window & door trim, our own sandstone design and concrete pool coping, precast wall caps or Haddonstone,California precast,Adriatic precast,APS precast,napa stone, Studio Cast,CDI,ventura cast stone concrete wall caps in the Malibu area.
We have many precast columns and sandstone designs of many kinds installed in the Los Angeles area, including precast in Malibu, Beverly Hills precast columns and  Los Angeles precast columns.
We use a fineline with precast when making Santa Barbara precast and Santa Barbara sandstone columns including Beverly Hills precast.

We have many colors and textures to choose from in our cast stone and precast concrete product line.