No matter what your Terracotta, Brownstone or Limestone replacement needs are CastCotta is now available, with a six week delivery schedule and an unlimited number of glazes to satisfy your next project.
First we had stone, then we had Terracotta with over 100 plants in the US alone, now there are only three, two in the US and one in the UK suppling primarily replacement units.
Consider the next transition is CastCotta, a cast unit, that has the decorative capabilities of Terracotta but is as easy to use as a CMU, with all the textures, shapes and glazes we have come to know, with similar ease of installation. CastCotta is identical in Form and Function to Terracotta, is 40% lighter than Terracotta and 80% lighter than precast. Architects, please consider the possibilities not only for replacement but primarily New Construction accent pieces. Other items including Brownstone, Limestone Granite and others are possible with CastCotta. CastCotta can provide this transition.
Contractors, with a 6 week delivery get your project back on schedule and consider CastCotta for your current or future projects.
Conspec has represented StoneArt for some 20 years and as a result has satisfied both Landmark and private clients throughout the Northeast for that time. Any color, any shape, any texture , any size, any quantity, glaze finish or other never a problem. Clients include the NYC SCA, Rockefeller University and the list goes on.
When Thornton Tomasetti had to consider the condition and stability of the terracotta for the Helmsley Building at 230 Park Avenue, including ornate Buffalo Heads, ConSpec’s SIP vs ROAR concept proved appropriate with the replacement of pieces that were beyond repair (Rip-Out-And-Replace) but anchor (Stabilize_In-Place) with Custom Designed Cintec anchors to dramatically reduce overall costs and project completion time.
When stucco was peeling of a Naples Florida High Rise Condominium the engineer Christopher Eseppi PE of CE Engineering & Consulting LLC searched the internet and found RureGold which he felt would be a potential solution to stabilize the underlying CMU substrate, and act as the base for the replacement stucco. Not only was he and the owner satisfied but the process will be a standard for others to be judged by.
SIDEWALKS – Better, Faster, Cheaper, also more durable and longer lasting. Eliminating rebar or any metal mesh in sidewalks will accomplish all of the above, If the major portion of the commercial SOG (Slab-On-Grade) community is moving in that direction with non metallic Structural Fiber for major warehousing and manufacturing floors, use for sidewalks just makes sense. Let your Ready Mix provider provide your reinforcing and eliminate all the hassle of rebar placement. Available through your local concrete supplier.
FACT – Place a dense material such as Portland Cement Stucco/System over a more permeable substrate such as brownstone or even worse, masonry, and FAILURE is guaranteed. As the moisture attempts to exit the building in the colder months, when it hits the interface, by definition, water has to build up at the denser interface so with freeze/thaw the weaker of the two has to fail and delamination occurs. If it is latex or resin modified the process is only accelerated.
This holds true whether it is a Brownstone re-skin or a Portland Cement based FRCM. While great for concrete, if you value your masonry please take this into consideration on your next masonry stabilization or strengthening project. Use of a material such an an inorganic cement which is made to be sympathetic to masonry substrates is always preferred.
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Two recents applications of RureGold Cement Based Carbon Fiber for masonry tower application, one specified (King Juan Carlos Tower, NYU) and one, unforeseen conditions (Lehigh University) during stabilization project. Second project as a result of Architect having previous knowledge and use of the Rurgold on another project. Whiting Turner saved weeks on project schedule, supporting ConSpec’s SIP vs ROAR Philosophy.