Capital Cast Stone™ units have a very smooth and fine grained texture with an appearance very similar to the crisp clean edges of natural cut stone. Also, CCS units can be formed in a much greater variety of shapes than natural cut stone.
Strength and Durability is always a consideration. While natural limestone has a compressive strength of 4,500 PSI on average, cast stone is measurably stronger. Capital Cast Stone units meet or exceed ASTM C1194 standard minimum compressive strength of 6,500 PSI at 28 days from the day of casting.
Reinforcement can be added to increase the structural benefits of precast concrete while still maintaining the beauty of natural cut stone. Cast stone is not structural and is designed to carry only its own weight.
Cleaning cast stone is easy. With a surface texture that looks like limestone, CCS units are resistant to weather and dirt. There is a variety of effective cleaning systems on the market, but CCS recommends using Sure Klean® 600 manufactured by PROSOCO.
Handling of cast stone units should be done with extreme care. The units should be stored on firm, level ground. Pallets must not be double stacked, as this may result in damage to lower units. Do not use a pry bar when handling and re-palletizing. Each component must be packed to ensure surfaces do not come into contact. Heads must always be stored in the vertical position as lying them flat on the pallets may result in breakage. All components must be handled in the appropriate way to minimize damage. When lifting material with forks or straps always “pad” materials. Do NOT pick up materials without an insulator. Always be sure to ventilate under non-staining waterproof covers. Prevent contact with dirt and splashing.
Engineering Servicesis another part of the full-service commitment Capital Cast Stone™ offers its customers. We have AUTOCAD capability with expertise in cast stone design and layout.