Cast Stone is a highly refined architectural precast concrete building stone manufactured to simulate natural cut stone. The earliest known use of Cast Stone was in the year 1138 for the Cite in Carcasonne, France, and no prescribed method for developing Cast Stone existed until the 19th century. In 1824, Joe Aspidin, a mason in London, patented a mix of Cast Stone consisting of limestone, silica, iron ore, and shale. This Cast Stone circulated through England in the early 1900's and made its way to America in the 1920's.
We manufacture and install both RESIDENTIAL and COMMERCIAL cast stone.
Dos Mtz Caststone has the ability to offer design, creation and installation. We are able to offer a complete solution for home builders and home owners.
We have over 20 yrs in working with home builders and the scheduling of build out. We provide technical drawings for framing to accommodate our cast stone and to insure all departments come together
Commercial Cast Stone:
Let your commercial building represent quality, beauty and durability.
Dos Mtz Cast Stone gives a unique look to commercial properties large and small. Use our stock items or in-house designers to create a beautiful work environment that employees and customers alike will appreciate.
Plaster is a building material used for the protective or decorative coating of walls and ceilings and for moulding and casting decorative elements. In English "plaster" usually means a material used for the interiors of buildings, while "render" commonly refers to external applications. Another imprecise term used for the material is stucco, which is also often used for plasterwork that is worked in some way to produce relief decoration, rather than flat surfaces. Examples of products we make using plaster are:
EIFS (Exterior Insulated Finish Systems)
A traditional EIFS exterior wall is comprised of EPS foam, fiberglass mesh and a cement-like stucco material. The first step in creating an EIFS exterior is to glue a layer of EPS foam directly onto the sheathing of a house or commercial building. Then, a base-coat of cement is applied, followed by fiberglass mesh and a finish coat of cement.
Exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) are common throughout the United States and are easily mistaken for stucco or concrete. In actuality, the shapes are made of molded foam and covered with plaster.