Advanced Architectural Stone - AAS (Formerly Advanced Cast Stone) Technology PROJECT: Rockwell County Courthouse | Precast | Brinkley Sargent Architects | Manhattan Construction | DMG Masonry Cooks Children Architectural Precast, Cast Stone, GFRC | Good Fulton & Ferrell Architects | Metro Masonry | SEE CASE STUDY... AAS Materials | Cast Stone, GFRC PROJECT: Methodist State University - Caruth Hall | Precast | Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford Architects | Contractor: Austin Commercial AAS | GFRC - Light Weight | Hampton Inn - Homewood | Mason: Decorative Masonry Dry Creek Elementary School | GFRC | SEE CASE STUDY ... USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center | AC Martin Partners Architects | R & R Masonry AAS Color Matching with Precision and Quality Experience AAS Color Matching Capability - Quality and Consitency - Sign and Entry Way at Dedman School of Law AAS Color Matching to Precise Hues AAS Materials, Technology | Combining Materials While Creating Seamless Visual Effect PROJECT: Higher Education Complex | Cast Stone | Architect: PBK Architects | Mason Contractor: Tim Hughes, Dee Brown Inc AAS Color Control Is Seamless Across Diiferent Materials St Jude Catholic Church | Chocolate Brown Color Cast Stone Surrounds for Doors and Windows | Unique Material Technology AAS Color Matching | Materials: Cast Stone, Architectural Precast AAS | Cast Stone, Architectural Precast | Country Estates AAS Technology | Unique Batch System | CNC Machining | Ability to Match Any Color | Capacity for Large Scale AAS Technology and Expertise Create Quality Products PROJECT: Grapewine Convention & Visitors Bureau | Cast Stone | Architect: ArchiTexas | Contractor: Thomas S Byrne AAS | Color Samples | With Control Sample We Match Any Color PROJECT: TRT Holdings Headquarters | Case Stone | 2014 APA Award of Excellence PROJECT: ACU Wellness Center | Cast Stone TCU Worth Hills Village | Cast Stone Exterior Design | KSQ Architects | Wilks Masonry AAS - Formerly Advanced Cast Stone | Sundance Square East and also known as The Commerce Building LA Sports Hall of Fame | Color Matching Consistent Over More Than 27,500 sq. ft. Advanced Architectural Stone | Formerly Advanced Cast Stone | Exterior Signage, Ornamental Stone Elements

Color and Finish for Architectural Stone Products

Color, shading, uniformity of color, and texture are evaluated visually, and they are generally a matter of an individuals judgment. Acceptable variations in color, texture and shading or variation in color should be determined at the time a sample is provided, or a mock-up is completed and at the time the product is delivered, but before it is installed. The guidelines in the industry call for the finished surface to show no obvious imperfections, other than minimal color and texture variations from the approved samples, when viewed in typical lighting at a viewing distance of 20 feet.

 

PROJECT: Higher Education Complex | Cast Stone Color Matching and Finish for Design Effects | Architect: PBK Architects | Mason Contractor: Tim Hughes, Dee Brown Inc

PROJECT: Higher Education Complex | Cast Stone Color Matching and Finish for Design Effects | Architect: PBK Architects | Mason Contractor: Tim Hughes, Dee Brown Inc

 

Product appearance is influenced by factors such as quality, complexity of the casting, physical mass, and variance due to the natural characteristics of cast stone and precast ingredients.

Cast stone and precast contain natural materials, and it is these materials inherent beauty that is most often expressed in architectural concrete products. Some color difference between similar cast stone and precast units is inevitable, and there is a range of variation that is acceptable. Other building materials offer good comparison. Cast Stone and precast is going to have similar characteristics to the variation in wood products and natural stone products. The consistency of paint is not desired and should not be sought.

 

PROJECT: 714 Main Street | Cast Stone, Precast, GFRC | Schwarz-Hanson Architects | General Contractor: KHK Group, Ltd  | Bear Masonry | Cast Stone Color Matching with Existing Terracotta Exterior | Seamless Color Matching and Finish

PROJECT: 714 Main Street | Cast Stone, Precast, GFRC | Schwarz-Hanson Architects | General Contractor: KHK Group, Ltd | Bear Masonry | Cast Stone Color Matching with Existing Terracotta Exterior | Seamless Color Matching and Finish

 

Advanced Architectural Stone has a sophisticated color system that is computer controlled assuring uniformity in the amount of ad mixtures to our batch designs. There is uniformity of both the amount of color added as well as the dispersion of color in each batch.

 

PROJECT: Reagan Place, Dallas, TX | Cast Stone, Precast, GFRC | Architect: Good Fulton & Ferrel Architects | Metro Masonry | SEE CASE STUDY ...

PROJECT: Reagan Place, Dallas, TX | Architectural Stone Products Used: Cast Stone, Precast, GFRC | Architect: Good Fulton & Ferrel Architects | Metro Masonry | Consistent Color and Finish on Entire Building | Seamless Visual Appeal While Combining the Three Stone Materials | Click on the Image Above to see the CASE STUDY …

 

There is only one naturally occurring variance in masonry building products. Efflorescence is a calcium salt that can occur on any type of masonry or natural stone product. It occurs because moisture is entering through the structural wall behind the cast stone or architectural precast or other building material. It appears as a white- blotchy deposit on the surface of many building products. Efflorescence is temporary and should usually be left alone since it will disperse over a fairly short period of time. That said, areas where moisture can be a serious problem such as planters and retaining walls, can show efflorescence. It is generally better to use Advanced Architectural Stones lighter colors in these areas, since efflorescence will not be visible.

 

TCU Worth Hills Village | Cast Stone Exterior Design | KSQ Architects | Wilks Masonry

TCU Worth Hills Village | Cast Stone Exterior Design | KSQ Architects | Wilks Masonry

 

Advanced Architectural Stone is one of the few manufacturers of building materials in our industry that adds an integral water based seal applied at the factory. The purpose of the sealant is to keep the product as clean as possible from the time it leaves the production area until the product is installed at the job site. Construction is often a dirty process with many surface and air contaminates in the environment. Our sealing helps protect the product until final wash-down of the project.

Your AAS sales representative is available to assist you with other questions about the visual nature of our products.

 

PROJECT: Gilbert Christian High School | Cast Stone, Precast

PROJECT: Gilbert Christian High School | GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) – Click on the Image Above to Learn More About GFRC for Architectural Stone Solutions…

 

Adavanced Architectural Stone | AAS - Formerly Advanced Cast Stone -| Signage and High-end Exterior Ornamental Stone Elements

Advanced Architectural Stone | AAS – Formerly Advanced Cast Stone (ACS) | Signage and High-end Exterior Ornamental Stone Elements

 

PROJECT: Grapewine Convention & Visitors Bureau | Cast Stone | Architect: ArchiTexas | Contractor: Thomas S Byrne

Grapewine Convention & Visitors Bureau | Cast Stone | APA Award of Excellence | Architect: ArchiTexas | Contractor: Thomas S Byrne | J & E Masonry