Guides

  • Why Precision Hydration Is More Important than Wet vs. Dry Cast

    Why Precision Hydration Is More Important than Wet vs. Dry Cast

    We’ve all heard the words “dry cast” and “wet cast” thrown around in sales pitches and specs, but often these terms are used imprecisely, and even divisively. In fact, a given cast stone or precast producer will often tout the strengths of wet cast or dry cast merely based on which they themselves produce. It’s…

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  • What is Marcstone?

    What is Marcstone?

    On the surface, Marcstone is a supplier and manufacturer of cast stone. But, the heart of Marcstone goes deeper than that. We aspire to make people’s dreams and visions actually become a reality. We specialize in high-end, custom manufacturing of architectural stone and that’s primarily what we produce. Production ValuesThe Cast Stone Institute is demanding…

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  • What the Cast Stone Institute Gets Wrong

    What the Cast Stone Institute Gets Wrong

    The Cast Stone Institute is demanding a ten-year product guarantee. Frankly, we think that’s a low ceiling. If we’re going to be replicating stone, it should be closer to 100 years. If a general contractor or builder is going to be doing a maintenance pro forma on their building, we think it’s going to be…

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  • How To Wash Cast Stone

    How To Wash Cast Stone

    We produce more than 6 million pounds of cast stone per year, and every piece of it ends up on a structure somewhere in the USA. Often, our cast stone is a principal architectural element of a new structure. Despite its eye-catching position, we often see installed stone that is just one wash away from…

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  • How to Patch Cast Stone

    How to Patch Cast Stone

    As a cast stone manufacturer, we don’t necessarily like patches. In fact, we go to great lengths to avoid them in our packing and shipping process, and we generally prefer to replace a piece than to patch it. Unfortunately, damage may occurs after installation such that replacement can be quite difficult or cost prohibitive. In…

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  • What is cast stone?

    Cast stone is a man-made material that mimics the appearance of natural cut stone. It is made by pouring a mixture of cement, sand, water, and other additives into molds. Once the mixture sets, the cast stone is removed from the molds, cured, and then finished to look like natural cut stone. Cast stone is…

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  • Technical Standards for Cast Stone

    In the United States, the technical standards and guidelines for cast stone are primarily established by the Cast Stone Institute (CSI) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). These organizations provide specifications and testing methods to ensure the quality and performance of cast stone products. At Marcstone our cast stone is routinely tested…

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  • How to Choose a Cast Stone Manufacturer

    If you’re considering adding cast stone to your construction project, it’s important to choose the right manufacturer to ensure the best possible outcome. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you make your decision: Quality: Cast stone is a long-lasting and durable material, but its quality can vary depending on the manufacturer.…

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  • How to Choose a Cast Stone Supplier: Marcstone, Your Ideal Choice

    Are you in the process of selecting a cast stone supplier for your commercial project? Look no further! Marcstone stands out as the ideal choice for high-end, custom architectural stone needs. Discover why Marcstone is the trusted partner for countless projects across the United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. Why Marcstone? Quality and Commitment Since 2006…

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