Raymaond Seijas Plastering, Inc. is one of the most experiences subcontractors in Central Florida when it comes to the application of decorative stone. Whether you want real stone or cast stone (man-made), we have the expertise to do the job right the first time, so you can rest assured your residential or commercial stone work will be of the highest quality and standards.
Cast stone is a concrete masonry product simulating natural cut stone, it is used in architectural applications. Cast stone is used for architectural features: trim, or ornament, for facing buildings or other structures, and for garden ornaments. Cast stone can be made from white and/or grey cements, manufactured or natural sands, crushed stone or natural gravels, and colored with mineral coloring pigments. Cast stone may replace natural cut limestone, brownstone, sandstone, bluestone, granite, slate, coral rock, travertine and other natural building stones.
Fixer masons specialize in the fixing of stones onto buildings, using traditional lime mortars and grouts. Sometimes modern cements, mastics and epoxy resins are used, usually on specialist applications such as stone cladding. Metal fixings, from simple dowels and cramps to specialized single application fixings, are also used. The precise tolerances necessary make this a highly skilled job.
Stone veneer is used as a protective and decorative covering for interior or exterior walls and surfaces. The veneer is typically 1 inch thick and must weigh less than 15 lb per square foot so that no additional structural supports are required. The structural wall is put up first, and thin, flat stones are mortared onto the face of the wall. Metal tabs in the structural wall are mortared between the stones to tie everything together, to prevent the stonework from separating from the wall.