Concrete Products

JUN 2019

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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Page 16 of 55 June 2019 • 15 NEWS SCOPE PRECAST Atlanta-based Oldcastle APG has unveiled the Beonstone collection of attached veneers as a system of versatile, durable and easy-to-in- stall panels available in four popular natural stone aesthetics and six colors. Delivering the same thickness and rich look of natural stone, the producer notes, the collection is an easy, cost-effective way to achieve a high- end stone finish. "These trendy European stone veneer panels are synonymous with elegance and comfort," says Oldcastle APG Brand Manager Dave Jackson. "Designed to blend seamlessly with most current materials, the Beonstone collection ensures truly spectacular results for both interior and outdoor applications." Thanks to their integrated D.RAIN drain- age system, he adds, the interlocking panels can be installed directly onto the standard framed walls of virtually any building and deliver bulletproof moisture management. Lighter and easier to cut, handle and install than traditional stone veneer, Beonstone panels are simply set and screwed in place to provide a fresh new look over any wall structure in just a few hours—eliminating the cost and specialized labor required for mortar and grout application. The distinctive, warm appeal of the nat- ural stone panels is available for a fraction Oldcastle APG integrates drainage function in stone veneer panels of the cost of other wall systems and in a selection of styles ranging from classic hand- cut and rough-hewn block to contemporary stacked stone, Beonstone designers note. Coordinating trim stone, sills and outlet plates are available to seamlessly complete a residential or commercial building exterior. — Panels join building, hardscape units under Oldcastle APG Echelon umbrella. BEONSTONE BASICS Drainage, air flow: Design prevents excess humidity and mildew accu- mulation, as air flow allows wall to ventilate, and protects wall struc- ture from water infiltration. Self-aligning and self-block system: Easy to install; structurally strong. Mechanical anchoring system: Firmly fixed to struc- ture by metal frame, maximizing stability. Colored concrete: Resists discoloration and maintains color even if panel is damaged.

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