Manufactured Stone Masonry Veneers
Adhered Manufactured Stone Masonry Veneer is a lightweight concrete manufactured synthetic stone made to resemble natural stone in size, shape and texture.
Manufactured stone are wet-cast into handcrafted molds and are typically comprised of a combination of cement, supplementary cementitious materials, lightweight aggregates, chemical admixtures and mineral oxide color pigments. The units are used as an adhered, non-load-bearing exterior veneer or interior wall finish. They are also designed for vertical applications and can be installed on any properly prepared substrate such as concrete, masonry, drywall or plywood.
ESCS is a ceramic material produced by expanding and vitrifying select shale and clay in rotary kilns. The process produces a high quality lightweight aggregate that is structurally strong, physically stable, durable, environmentally inert and light in weight. Manufactured stone units made with ESCS lightweight aggregates offer many other advantages:
- Higher strength, lighter in weight
- Less shrinkage
- Less chipping and cracking
- Less waste
- Easier to handle and store
- Supports sustainability: The use of lightweight aggregates in manufactured stone units reduces transportation costs up to 1/2 and ontributes to thermal mass of the building envelope. ESCS units have four times the R-value per inch of Natural Stone.
To ensure quality, the manufactured stone units must comply with ASTM C1670. The lightweight aggregate used must meet the requirements of ASTM C330 or C331. Trinity Lightweight meets these requirements and is the aggregate that gives manufactured stone producers the quality, strength and consistent performance they desire.