All of our precast concrete products are made by hand right here in the USA by master artisans. The technology that goes into the creation process is really quite simple, and we're going to tell you a little bit about it in this informative info page!
Whether you choose a fire bowl, patio table, decorative planter, or charming animal bench, each custom piece undergoes a step-by-step process to ensure quality, strength, durability, and longevity. These concrete features are not made ahead of time and placed on shelves or pallets, waiting for a suitable requisition to send it on its way. With your specifications, our artisans will begin the process of preparing a concrete mixture. Just before it is hand-poured into a mold that matches the dimension and motif that you've chosen, a coloring additive is blended in, creating a beautiful fusion that will be consistent throughout. Afterward the blend has hardened, our skilled craftsmen and women go to work putting the finishing touches on your product, which could involve sandblasting and/or cleaning.
Even if, for some reason, your bowl, bench, table, or planter should become subject to an accidental nick or chip, you'll find that the blemish will be virtually unnoticeable because the color is uniform. Additionally, this means that you will never have to “touch up” your concrete bowl with paint in the future! We don't believe in surface painting – this is an inferior practice that is characteristic of lower quality products.
One more thing we must call attention to is the surface texture of our precast concrete products. You'll notice with these bowls, air pockets (shown at right) can be seen and are a common occurrence with this material and fabrication process. The frequency and size of the pockets cannot be controlled in any way. This is not considered this a flaw; rather, a characteristic that adds to the uniqueness and natural beauty of your bowl.
There are some ways that you can care for and maintain your concrete product to ensure a long life!
A great option for protecting your concrete product is to apply a good quality sealer. This should be done at least once a year. Remember to thoroughly clean your outdoor feature before applying the sealer. We also recommend getting a cover to keep your product looking like brand new!
Now that you can see why we love these gorgeous, easy to care for products, we hope you'll check out our line of must-have concrete products for your outdoor living space!
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