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Old 02-17-2015, 05:56 PM   #1
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Hello,

I poured concrete around my clients' house after removing the existing planters. Now, with the concrete in place there is about 1"-2" gap between the stone veneer and the concrete. My clients want to feel in the gap with the same veneer. Of course they have no idea where the veneer was purchased from. I've asked around but no one has seen such a veneer. If someone has seen it and knows where it can be purchased from, please let me know.



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Old 02-17-2015, 07:01 PM   #2
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It's not stone, they're concrete...what we used to call split block. Haven't seen them in years though.

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Worst case, could probably duplicate with pavers and saw/grinder
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Score each side of some red patio block and snap them with the end of a hammer/block of wood...whatever.
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Here in my neck of the woods, they're called "Miami Stone", and were popular in the 60's and 70's. They haven't been made in probably 35 years or so, good luck.

We've done 2 repairs to the same small restaurant with similar veneer over the past few years. (Old people confusing the brake with the accelerator ) I actually made a few batches of them the first time, but it took a lot of experimenting and time, and the color still wasn't right.....
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Here in my neck of the woods, they're called "Miami Stone", and were popular in the 60's and 70's. They haven't been made in probably 35 years or so, good luck.

We've done 2 repairs to the same small restaurant with similar veneer over the past few years. (Old people confusing the brake with the accelerator ) I actually made a few batches of them the first time, but it took a lot of experimenting and time, and the color still wasn't right.....
The color is the trickiest part. The closest I have gotten was on some swimming pool edge stone I duplicated. Time and weatger makes that part suck
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I'd use white Portland instead of gray..... for that bright of red/pink

find a retired mason or look a a 30-40 year old"Polk" city guide that would list all the businesses and their products, usually some motel Six had em.

I'm sure there is Tons and tons somewhere in your local landfill....

Frank Lloyd Wright meet a greedy Concrete block plant owner bastard child... I think they are fugly....

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I agree that they are ugly, but I have a feeling some of the things we lay in our career is going to be viewed as atrocious by future generations as well.

I wish I would have taken some pictures of the process I used for making this stuff, it was actually pretty fun.

The first set, I got a little carried away with my "homeade air entrainment" and the units never got strong enough. But, the color was dead on.

On my next batch, I learned that I could tip the forms upside down on top of a piece of 1/8" x 2" metal flatstock I had rigged up, after letting the things set for a few hours. They actually split apart perfectly, with only a few breaking or fracturing. I set them outside to cure a few days, and scrubbed the faces with Sureclean to expose the white fractured 3/8" aggregate. Unfortunately, the color on the second batch never turned out right.......

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