Do Stone Creek Midwest products have a warranty:
Yes. There is a 50 year limited warranty on Stone Creek Midwest stone products. 1 year warranty on installations.
Do you need to seal Stone Creek Midwest products?
No. Sealants may be used, though not necessary for most applications.
Can Stone Creek Midwest products be used for walkways or patios?
No. They are not structurally designed to be used for walkways, patios, driveways, etc.
Can Stone Creek Midwest products be used for swimming pools and water fountains?
No. Manufactured stone is not designed for constant contact or submersion with water.
What is the weight of Stone Creek Midwest’s manufactured stone veneer?
Weight varies based on style, but average weight ranges from 7-12 lbs. per square foot,
compared to thin veneer natural stone that weighs between 13-15 lbs. per square foot.
Do Stone Creek Midwest’s products retain their color over time?
Yes. Stone Creek Midwest utilizes natural iron oxide pigments to color the stone. These oxides carry the same weathering characteristics as natural stone, and under normal circumstances, when applied per manufacturer’s specifications, no undesirable change in color will occur after years of weathering.
Does the color go all the way through the stone?
The base color is blended throughout the entire product. Color overtones are then applied and integrated into the product during the manufacturing process that penetrate 1/4 - 1/8th of an inch into the stone. Bear in mind, since every stone is handmade, color may slightly differ from sample boards or showroom samples.
Do manufactured products stay up once installed, because I have seen some buildings/homes where a few stones have fallen off?
When the stone is made and installed correctly, the stone will not fall off a structurally sound wall. Stone Creek’s products are made with the highest quality materials and every single stone is scored on the back to allow for better adhesion during installation. Stone Creek Midwest does not cut any corners during the manufacturing or installation process to ensure a satisfied customer for years to come.
How are Stone Creek Midwest products sold and packaged?
Flat pieces are sold by the square foot, outside corner pieces are sold by the linear foot. All accessories are sold by the piece. All orders are packaged on standard 40x48 pallets.
How do you install Stone Creek Midwest manufactured stone?
Manufactured stone is installed similarly to natural stone, with a water barrier, metal lath, scratch coat, mortar, and grout if necessary. It is also possible to install indoors with a strong bonding agent such as MasterSeal NP1, though not recommended.
Can Stone Creek Midwest products be installed without prior experience?
Yes. Anyone can install the product by following our simple instructions in the attached guide, but having a mason install the product will ensure a more professional look and better quality. Exterior installation needs to be done with much more care as weather penetration could cause damage to the structure if stone is not installed correctly.
What are Stone Creek Midwest products made of?
Stone Creek Midwest products are manufactured in molds created from carefully-selected natural stones, using a process that captures even the slightest details. Portland Cement, a lightweight, high strength aggregate, chemicals, and iron oxide pigments are then all combined to create the stone and desired color. The finished product looks and feels like natural stone, without the additional costs and weight associated with natural stone.
Will the same stone appear repeatedly in a typical application?
No. With larger orders some molds will need to be utilized multiple times thus creating identical stones in shape, not color, but finding the identical stones once installed would prove to be challenging.
How do I measure for the stone needed?
Measuring for stone is simple geometry. Finding the area of a rectangle or triangle is usually the extent of what you are going to need to know.