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Brick Costs Half of Manufactured Stone: Updated Study

Brick vs. Manufactured Stone, Stucco, Wood Siding, Wood Shingle, Fiber Cement, Vinyl Siding 7 December 2017— An updated study comparing the installed cost of fired-clay brick to six common home exteriors shows that brick costs about half as much as manufactured stone, and just a third more than fiber cement before considering fiber cement’s lifetime…

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Silca System Makes Elevated Stone Decks Possible

A new, durable, plastic polymer grid system is facilitating the installation of stone up to 3 inches thick on elevated surfaces. The system, which is designed to support the structural load across a 16-inch-on-center span, effectively opens up the entire range of stone options for elevated surfaces to include the use of natural stone pavers, travertine, pavers, slate, marble, and tile.…

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Choosing Masonry Pavers

If you are an outdoor designer, architect, or stone mason who has worked for some time in our business, you have learned that no two jobs are ever the same. When it comes to masonry designs, our customers are always interested in what is new or hip. Our business has grown at such a fast pace that it is very important to be aware of any new product or techniques of installation, since they make us better at what we do.…

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Elevated Stone Deck Market Opens Up

Proven installation system opens up market for elevated stone decks and patios, balconies and stairs 1 November 2017 — For years, decks, elevated patios and balconies have been popular choices for homeowners when designing or remodeling their outside living spaces. However, until recently, decking options have been limited primarily to wood or composite materials. Natural…

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Eldorado Stone Expands With New Manufacturing and Distribution Facility

10 October 2017 — Eldorado Stone has opened a new 432,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing and distribution facility in Greencastle, Pa. It consolidates operations from a manufacturing plant near Greencastle and a distribution facility in Hagerstown, Md. Eldorado Stone will be moving from a 90,000-sq.-ft. building to another nearly five times bigger in Antrim Commons Business Park . “By…

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Natural Stone Resource Library Surpasses 50,000 Downloads

MIA+BSI’s Natural Stone Resource Library has reached a new milestone of 50,000 downloads. “This incredible resource, a collection of the most comprehensive, up-to-date natural stone information in the industry, is the most valuable resource we offer,” says 2017 BSI President Daniel Wood (Lurvey Supply). “We encourage the industry to take full advantage of this free resource in order to be successful in specifying and utilizing natural stone.”…

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New Step Offering From Michels Stone

As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, Michels Stone is pursuing innovative ways to develop products. When selecting and sorting material, the company works to utilize leftover stone that may not have fit perfectly into one of its established product categories. The team recently found a way to repurpose some smaller limestone blocks into beautiful, naturally shaped steps.…

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Natural Stone: Restoring the Minnesota State Capitol

What do you get when you mix 30,000 pieces of existing exterior façade stone, a quarry that is no longer in use, and a team of 13 AEC and trade professionals from around the globe? You get the prestigious 2016 Grande Pinnacle Award from the MIA+BSI for the exterior restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol Building in St. Paul.…

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Project Spotlight: SunTrust Park

This was no ordinary brick laying. Forty-one years after Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron hit his historic 715th home run — the one that surpassed Babe Ruth’s all-time record — he carefully slid a trowel with mortar across a red brick and placed it alongside another emblazoned with words commemorating the start of construction of the Braves’ new stadium, SunTrust Park.…

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Eldorado Stone Voted Best Manufactured Stone and Brick Veneer

Eldorado Stone, manufacturer of architectural stone veneer, has been voted the number one brand for manufactured stone and brick veneer in BUILDER Magazine’s 2017 Brand Use Study. The annual survey of builders and general contractors, conducted by The Farnsworth Group, looks at trade professionals’ familiarity with and usage of building products in a variety of categories.…

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