The Garden Guide

Cast stone

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Artificial stone as a much better product than concrete. It is made by crushing and grinding natural stone and then re-constituting it, in a mould, with cement mortar. It can also be re-constituted with a resin binder, which is more expensive. Sandstones, marbles and limestones are well suited to the re-constitution process.

Artificial stone tends to be more porous than concrete and is more likely to develop a patina, especially if placed in a damp place or under the shade of a tree. It does not have the bedding planes, or imperfections, of a natural stone but nor does it have the 'fault lines' which can result in ex-foliation or splitting on fault lines.

Artificial stone can be made to use a wide range of products: paving slabs, ballusters, columns, blocks, ornaments, statues.

See blog post on reconstituted stone garden ornament

Artificial marble statue

Stone sand for re-constitution

Artificial stone seat