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Old 03-06-2014, 09:49 PM
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Stone Masonry Looking SRW/Seat Wall Block

This is the first time I've ever seen a SRW block that fairly realistically looks like stone masonry when it's finished. This stuff is pretty intriguing!

Check out the video too.

http://www.risistone.com/products/sm...lls/rivercrest


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Old 03-06-2014, 10:03 PM
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I agree. But wow some of those columns look awful with that seem going right down the center
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:27 PM
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Not a fan of the columns but love the wall.
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:28 PM
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I agree. That's something they should find a fix for. I bet with a little extra work you could develop a nice way to stagger that.

Still, even with the seam, it's better than any SRW column.
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:59 PM
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It appears that you can pretty easily make that pillar/column without that ugly seam. You just build an integrated pillar instead of the non-integrated one pictured there. Then, the pillar looks staggered, like the photo below. I got that photo from the link near the bottom of the page that says, "Rivercrest - Integrated Pillar & Seat Wall".


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Old 03-06-2014, 11:01 PM
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if you watch the video they show tons of examples of the integrated pillars that do not have that seam.
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Doesnt unilock sell this? If im thinking of the right thing it was something crazy like $30/ff. not out of the question for the right client but it adds up fast and begs the question why not just do real stone or culture stone? The time savings?
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Old 03-12-2014, 04:54 PM
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alldayrj, I was thinking the same thing. Here in Wisconsin Rivercrest is sold by Unilock. I also believe that they now have a "jumper" block for the columns that you can piece in to jump two layers to change up the look.
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I've used it before, it's a pain in the a$$...Unilock says they fixed the mold but I will not try it again without doubling my price until they get the thickness's closer, I pulled pieces off the same pallet anywhere from 49mm to 63mm, they told me to put mortar between them...I laughed at them! That is why I used the product in the first place, so I wouldn't't have to use mortar!

It looks nice but it has a bit of a learning curve and took lots of grinding!

Don't you love when customers put new patio furniture on the patio over the weekend before you sweep in the sand or finish the pergola...lol
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:15 PM
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It appears that you can pretty easily make that pillar/column without that ugly seam. You just build an integrated pillar instead of the non-integrated one pictured there. Then, the pillar looks staggered, like the photo below. I got that photo from the link near the bottom of the page that says, "Rivercrest - Integrated Pillar & Seat Wall".


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That was not possible last summer, they must have some new sizes available. If they got the tolerance's back to 53-55mm it will be a great alternative to doing natural stone or veneers. It will also be much faster...not the case with the batch I had.
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