Manufactured, or creative stone, is produced using cement, natural iron oxide pigments, and lightweight aggregates, creating the look, feel, and quality of natural stone. It is a lightweight product weighing between 7 to 9 pounds per square foot (compared to 10 to 15 pounds per square foot for natural stone).
Stone, rocks, and pebbles are not only great for styling your outdoor living space, but they are great accent materials for inside your home. These materials give your space a natural feel that adds beauty to any space. Below are some great DIY crafts for both inside and outside your home; crafts even the kids would enjoy!
Sprucing up the outside of your home is just like decorating the inside. Landscaping can give your home’s curb appeal a warm and sophisticated look, but it can also be one of the hardest decisions you make because there are many factors to consider.
Masonry is the building of structures from individual units, often bound together by a workable paste that hardens, called mortar.
Masonry work can consist of veneer masonry, which is mainly for aesthetic purposes (doesn’t hold up a structure) and solid masonry, which is not attached to anything else, but can be used as a main support structure for a building.