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, once installed, damage sometimes occurs such after a part is installed, such that the part can […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 not a bad sales strategy, but it shouldn’t win your business. To argue that one casting method is inherently superior to the other showcases a lack of understanding with regard to cement hydration, and we’ll explain why.