At the new construction level, we are often told by our installation clients that ASCI stone components are cheaper to purchase and install than man-made, concrete mixed look-alike products that cannot compare in quality, durability and prestige with genuine high quality Mother-Earth made stone that took millions of years to become the material it is today.
Historic buildings are Mass Masonry constructions. They include all the same architectural building stone elements that can be found on more modern masonry structures and then some. However, the size and weight of each component that goes into a mass masonry structure is giant compared to the components that go into the more modern types of structures. This is the most distinguishing factor that differentiates the cost of fabricating architectural building stone components for restoration projects in comparison to new construction projects.
Historic restoration projects represent the bulk of our business to date. Our staff offers decades of experience in stone masoning. Some are trained in the tradional way of elder stone masons passing on the knowledge to the next generation through close apprenticeships and hands on experience. Today, our newbies come to us with formal technical training as graduates from the only Heritage Masonry Diploma Program offered in Canada.
The equipment in our modest facility and staff combine to offer the knowledge, skills, abilities and experience to replicate architectural building stone components that match the detailings and craftsmanship of the days of yore of some of the most competitive pricing available in our industry today.
Although we specialize in fabricating ready-to-install architectural building stone components for new construction and historic restoration projects with our proprietary sandstones, we also will work with other stone types and offer sawn slas and billets for sale, as well as stone for landscape purposes.