Let’s talk about something exciting today. Hmmm… now what could that be? Brexit? Trump vs. Hilary? Flying with a stunt pilot in an airplane that runs out of gas? Mercy, no! The raw material used by Archiped to make its hand cast garden statuary and how it differs from cheapo gray concrete is probably the most fascinating topic that you will find on the Internet today. Oh yes, it’s true. Cast stone is enthralling!
Do you know the difference between cast stone and Portland cement?
In the image above, you can see an immediate difference between an Archiped cast stone garden urn and a typical garden urn manufactured from Portland cement. Note the fine, smooth surface of the Archiped urn and compare it with the mottled surface of the cast cement garden urn. Note also the cracks in the urn on the right; you will not see that in an Archiped urn. Furthermore:
- Many companies that produce garden urns and planters use a type of cement known as Portland. With its muddy gray finish, it can be difficult to perfectly match a color inserted into the slurry.
- Archiped’s raw material takes dyes perfectly, ensuring that the cast stone looks like natural stone.
- Portland cement can cracks in extreme temperature changes, but Archiped’s are guaranteed not to crack.
- Hot-cold, cold-hot: our material can take it all. We’ve been in business for twenty-seven years and the product that we currently use has proven to be a winner.
- Most cast stone companies offer only a one year warranty, whereas Archiped’s material allows Archiped to offers its customers a six year pro-rated warranty.
- Acid rain doesn’t affect Archiped’s products, unlike the pitting that can occur in concrete or Portland cement products.
- The Archiped carbon footprint is 65% less than the carbon footprint of Portland cement.
I’ve reported. You decide.