Faux-Stone

8031 North Wilshire Court suite "A"

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73132

 

 

 

 

Panel on left is 6 feet tall and 30 inches wide, Center panel is 12 feet long and 5 feet wide, Right panel is 6 feet tall, 40" wide

 

The large panel above measures 11' by 6' and is very nice. We currently have this and all our G.F.R.C. rock panels in production. We offer on site installation at your clients home or place of business.

 

The G.F.R.C. panel below measures 4 foot tall, 4 feet wide and is about 2 feet deep.

 

 

The Faux-Stone bench below was installed in "The Crystal Bridge" in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 2007.

Panel below is 8 feet long, 24 inches tall and 4 feet wide.

 

Here is the above panel on our project.

The panel below was designed to be installed in front of a raised 7 foot round spa. Panel is installed before gunite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above panel is 5'6" by 4' with a 15" reveal.

The above panel is 7' by 5' with a 14' reveal.

The above panel is 24" by 7' with a 8" reveal.

The above panel is 7' by 5' with a 16" reveal.

The above panel is 7' by 5' with a 24" reveal.

 

The above panel is 7' by 5' with a 16" reveal.

Above is a large positive carve we created at our previous location. This dates back to 1998.

 

 

 

 

The tree below is constructed entirely of concrete. The center wood is also concrete, copied from nature. We made a stamp from a baud ark tree, then  stamped the branches and trunk.

 

What is G.F.R.C.

 

Glass fiber reinforced concrete (G.F.R.C.) is a proven engineered composite building material consisting of Portland cement, aggregate, water, glass fiber reinforcement and additives.

The glass fibers reinforce the concrete, much as steel reinforcing bars do in conventional construction. The glass fibers reinforcement results in a product with much higher flexural

strength than normal concrete, allowing itís use in thin wall casting applications. 

For building panel construction, G.F.R.C. castings are manufactured by spraying a series of layers of polymer-concrete material with glass fiber reinforcing in a female mold.

 A steel frame is bonded to the casting, allowing the panels to be installed by bolting or welding the frame to the building or armature structural steel.

The flex-anchors, which connect the skin allow movement of the shim relative to the supporting structure. 

In the late 1960s, G.F.R.C. was first successfully produced in England. The key to success was the development of alkali-resistant glass fibers capable of resisting

the alkali attack that occurs when the fibers are mixed with normal hydrating Portland cement. 

In 1980, the product  began to be used in the USA. During the 1980s, G.F.R.C. became widely accepted and the industry has grown dramatically. 

G.F.R.C. has made a major contribution to historical restoration because of  itís  fine texture, allowing almost perfect replication of building ornaments and

terra-cotta, as well as natural rock cliffs. Itís very low shrinkage allows molds to be made from existing structural ornamentation, then cast in G.F.R.C. 

 to  replicate the original designs.  

Compared to poured concrete, G.F.R.C. is strong yet lightweight with the color and finish replication the original materials.

 

 

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