As the principal building material for landmarks from the ancient Great Pyramids to modern marvels like the Empire State Building, the enduring beauty and durability of limestone has reached across time and borders to preserve moments in history. Given its staying power, it’s no wonder that limestone is still the preferred choice for adding structure and elegance to commercial buildings and private residences.
Eden-Valders limestone is the preferred choice for pool projects as it offers durability, strength, solar reflectance and absorption resistance that few — if any — man-made cast stone products can provide. Likewise, the aesthetics of natural stone are innately sophisticated and elegant, making each pool project unique and visually stunning.
Natural stone is among the most visually appealing building elements you can use, especially when you choose Type III Dolomitic Limestone for your building, landscape or cut stone project. It’s unique characteristics originate deep underground in regions of Wisconsin like Eden, Chilton, Oakfield and Valders, which are known for superior limestone, and the quarried product does not disappoint in areas you’re likely considering as you explore your stone options:
Natural stone makes a statement unlike any other building material. Its beauty, durability and design impact appeals to homeowners and contractors, but the price tag can deter use altogether or drive the decision to choose a cheaper man-made option like cast stone.
It’s been said that “perfection is a flaw.” When it comes to selecting a stone product for your building or landscape project, this is more true than ever. Despite millions being spent by the pre-cast stone industry to create products that resemble natural stone, it inevitably results in a “perfect” cookie-cutter appearance and characteristics that can easily be identified as artificial or fake.
Designers, architects and homeowners alike want to create the most luxurious look possible for their building projects while feeling good knowing they’ve received the greatest value for their investment.
Adding an in-ground swimming pool to a home does more than provide a way to stay cool on those hot summer days. A backyard pool can add value to a home, provide opportunities to improve fitness and help create lasting family memories. A pool can also add aesthetic beauty to a backyard, creating a focal showpiece in an otherwise dull landscape.
Sitting poolside with a tall glass of lemonade and dipping your toes in the water can turn an average summer day into a resort-style experience. The materials and design you choose for your pool can dramatically affect that experience.
Consistently rated as the “most valuable event” by its attendees each year, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Meeting and EXPO is the elite event for professionals in the landscaping industry. The 2017 event, held October 20–23 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, is the largest landscape architecture trade show in the world specifically tailored for landscape architects and designers who want to stay on the cutting edge of industry trends and learn about the latest products, innovations, sustainable practices and much more.
Adding a natural stone design element to a building or landscape project creates a look of sophistication and quality that’s difficult to achieve with other materials. In an effort to cut up-front costs, some designers and builders consider using cast stone for pool coping and outdoor pavers — a man-made material that can mimic the appearance of natural stone and can seem to have similar characteristics at first glance. A closer look, however, often exposes limitations and long-term problems.