Top of the week
Lick and stick stone
Natural stone has been used for centuries as a construction material because of its durability and strength. As you drive through a neighborhood of houses built during early 20th century you will see many houses with natural stone foundations as well as natural stone used to create fireplaces, chimneys and as exterior accent features. As with a lot of building methods of that time many materials and applications became too expensive or time consuming for modern construction practices, and as concrete foundations became more common other materials became more fashionable, natural stone became more of a luxury than a commodity. By the middle of the 20th century insightful entrepreneurs saw there was a place in the market for a more adaptable version of stone, creating the basics of what has become the manufactured stone industry we see today. Manufactured stone, manufactured veneer, veneer stone, cultured stone, fake stone, faux stone, lick and stick stone; whatever term you choose, the basics of manufactured stone are the same.
Danielle Panabaker. Age: 23. Gorgeous girl brighten up your loneliness for today! My body will not leave anyone indifferent. Silk skin, sweet face, elastic chest and ass.
Lick And Stick Stone
Versetta Panelized Stone
Versetta is a panelized stone system that is installed like siding without the mortar, mason, or mess of traditional stone. It is available in two profiles and five colors, and comes with a full line of accessories. Available Styles and Colors. PDF: Versetta Warranty.
Sophia. Age: 23. Spectacular looks and crazy charisma and temperament will carry you into the world of sexuality and seduction. My creative approach will not leave you indifferent.
architect’s pet peeve no. 9 – fake masonry
We have all seen this stuff, the clearly stuck-on fake brick and stone that has completely taken over the real masonry world. This is what masonry was years ago. The stone or brick actually held up the weight of the roof and the structure above. It had to be thick, more so at the bottom, to bear the weight. The Monadonack Building in Chicago is many feet thick at the base, composed of multiple wythes a wythe is a single row thickness of brick of brick.
The category of faux stone building materials has many names — fake stone, manufactured stone veneer, faux stacked stone, adhered manufactured masonry, even lick-n-stick stone — but all refer to the same group of products: cladding materials molded and mass-produced in factories to look like the real thing. These products were developed to displace natural stone as the masonry and cladding veneer of choice, and the faux building material industry recognizes that real stone has long been admired, respected and preferred in residential, commercial and landscape design. Modern stone production processes involve firing a mix of clay, shale and colorants in kilns at up to 2, degrees, resulting in a durable product that can be produced in many colors, including a wide selection of browns, buffs, burgundies, earth tones, pastels, reds, roses and white-gray shades.