Ventura Cast Stone, Inc.
Utilizing state of the art techniques and
materials, combined with old world craftsmanship our cast stone columns,
lightweight precast columns, GFRC columns, pool coping, historic restoration
parts and other precast products
are not massed produced without any character in a factory, as most other companies
manufacture them. Our product is hand cast onsite
in our own original textures and designs based on the classical formal cast stone profiles of Tuscany
and Southern France, the informal precast concrete stone profiles of the
Mediterranean and even the aged and weathered Cantera or Adoquin stone of old
Mexico. We offer a design service and can design your project from scratch or
from your plans. If you are just researching a future project we can recommend
experienced architects who are also familiar with precast and cast stone.
"Green Building" at Ventura Cast Stone our
cast stone and GFRC products are 100% recyclable and are made from natural
sands, cement and specialized aggregates.
Possible LEED® Credits with Ventura Cast Stone green GFRC:
NAHB Green Building
For projects seeking "NAHB Voluntary Model Green Home Building Guidelines" Ventura Cast Stone GFRC offers:
For projects seeking USGBC LEED Certification Ventura Cast Stone green GFRC may contribute up to 27 points toward LEED certification. See below.
|Low toxicity raw materials: Cement, sand, glass fibers natural coloring pigments and water ( We can also use waterproofing additives)|
|Durable, stain resistant, long lasting materials reduce replacement, maintenance and repair|
|Our green GFRC is supplied integrally colored with standard textures to eliminate VOC's during painting (Our products come in 10 standard integral colors)|
|Non-combustible GFRC meets ASTM E136|
|Lightweight foam coated precast products use 80% less material than precast|
We can also use recycled aggregates such as recycled concrete, recycled
water, and fly ash.
To achieve our sanded finish, we use natural sand and water which is used like sandpaper to remove the smooth cement surface and expose the aggregates, we also re-use the by-product of
this procedure (i.e. cement, sand water).
We like green GFRC because it produces a very lightweight and durable material that is easy to install. The end product is very strong and may be installed as thin as 3/4" which is practically impossible to do with any other concrete or cementitious material.
Green GFRC technology is considered environmentally friendly and very appealing when considering green building alternatives. Green does not only mean environmentally friendly but also sustainability, the more a product will last the more sustainable it is, also counting toward greenness are amount of waste generated during the process, how much of the ingredients are recycled material such as fly ash and how much maintenance will it need during the life of the product.
In addition to being strong and lightweight, green GFRC also offer a greater variety of option and finishing styles, another great advantage is that the materials very strong and not brittle like concrete which allows us to install anywhere without much risk.
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PO Box 552, Somis, CA 93066 (805) 386-8185 Fax: (805) 671-9371
Our Cast stone historic restoration and precast and GFRC concrete columns and
products are CDI Precast molded, hand
cast and manufactured near Los
Angeles, California and Napa Valley cast stone precast as are our, precast and GFRC columns, balusters and pool coping.
Many of our projects are in Santa Barbara including Santa Barbara sandstone look-alike columns, Palm Springs columns, Beverly Hills precast columns, Malibu columns and Orange County, California precast columns historic restoration .
Cast stone and precast concrete installation projects are also regularly undertaken in Palm Springs, Orange County, Beverly Hills, Napa Valley Precast Santa Monica including precast concrete historic restoration columns, in Malibu, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties pool coping .
Each piece is carefully hand laid into special reinforced Napa Valley Cast Stone molds and hand finished after removal
Many of our recent projects are commercial napa valley cast stone in Ventura County and precast columns in the City of Santa Monica, and commercial precast columns in Beverly Hills California.
Our products consist of concrete pool coping Santa Barbara columns, architectural foam coated precast Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara stone balusters, sandstone designs and our own concrete design window/door trim, Los Angeles, California simulated stone columns, concrete balustrade, our own concrete design precast balusters. Also cast stone columns precast columns and cast stone window & door trim, pool coping our own sandstone design and concrete pool coping, precast wall caps or concrete wall caps in the Malibu area.
We have many commercial precast columns and sandstone designs of many kinds installed in the Los Angeles area Napa Valley Cast Stone Precast, including fineline precast in Malibu, Beverly Hills foam coated precast columns and Los Angeles fineline precast columns.
We use a fineline with precast when making Santa Barbara precast products and Santa Barbara sandstone columns including Beverly Hills precast.
We also install our new line of Cantera stone columns, easy homeowner installation CDI or "Can Do It" precast columns and we do our own concrete design , CDI is short for "Can Do It" columns, Sierra stone cast stone columns and balustrade, California precast products, CDI "Can Do It" precast, precast moldings and stairs. We also supply and install CDI "Can Do It" precast concrete window and door trim, Sierra stone products, using our own Napa Valley precast stone concrete design, full weight precast pool coping and granite or limestone products, California commercial fineline precast, cast stone and GFRC columns, precast historic restoration or limestone moldings and fireplace mantles. We manufacture our own concrete molds. We have many limestone and sandstone designs installed in the Los Angeles area.
We have many colors and textures to choose from in our cast stone and precast concrete product line.