Chiseled Rectangles from Creative Mines offer a new perspective on masonry veneer. They are available in five distinctive colors. For example, the Sandollar Craft Chiseled Rectangle’s (pictured) overall pale sand color has hints of ivory-white and sun washed taupe. These large, square-edged rectangles have a deeply pitted, randomly patterned surface. Each piece is 10” high and 20” long with an average thickness of 1.125”. Other colors in the line consist of Biscuit, Bluestone, Jute, and Knapsack.
LATICRETE has introduced its enhanced DRYTEK® Skimcoat fast-drying, premium-quality underlayment. The improved formula can now hold more water, resulting in a creamier consistency for a smoother application and sleeker finish, as well as an extended pot life and easier troweling.
With building restoration projects, you have few or no options other than to use existing materials to replicate an old building back to its former glory. But that is not always easy to do. Some buildings have major problems, from correcting structural issues to matching the aesthetic appeal of its original design. This work is not for the faint hearted because many times you won’t know what damage lies beneath the surface.
Completed in 2012, the Vernon S. Broyles Jr. Leadership Center in Decatur, Ga., is a serendipitous alignment of program, a compatible historic structure and creativity, have resulted in an environmentally sensitive building that is transforming the teaching and learning experience – along with the entire campus – at Columbia Theological Seminary.