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Eased Edge
Definition:

A slightly arrised, chamfered, or radiused edge to eliminate the sharpness of the fabricated stone edge.


Eaves
Definition:

The underside of a sloping roof that overhangs a wall.


Edge Chiseling Tool
Definition:

Tool with carbide jaws used to create a “pitched”, “quarry”, or “chiseled” edge without using a hammer and chisel.


Edge Profile
Definition:

The specific contour to which an exposed edge has been shaped, normally for decorative purposes.

 


Efflorescence
Definition:

A salt deposit, in the form of a white powder residue that forms on the surface of stone, brick, or mortar. It is caused by alkalis leached from the masonry or soil and carried to the surface by moisture.


Elevation
Definition:

A drawing of the vertical faces and elements of a structure, either interior or exterior.


Encrinal Marble
Definition:

Marble deriving decoration from fossils (encrinites) or shells.


Engineered Stone
Definition:

A manmade product composed of a blend of natural minerals (generally quartz) and manmade agents (such as polyester, glass, epoxy, and other such ingredients).


Entablature
Definition:

A composite beam member carried by columns and made up of an architrave (bottom), frieze (middle), and cornice (top).

 


Entasis
Definition:

The slight convexity designed in a column shaft for aesthetic purposes. This is done intentionally to offset the perceived illusion of concavity of a perfectly straight shafted column.


Epoxy Resin
Definition:

A flexible, usually exothermic curing resin made by the polymerization of an epoxide; used as an adhesive.


Erection
Definition:

The process of setting vertical dimension stone into place.


Etched
Definition:

A decorative surface pattern created by a variety of methods, produced either by chemical or mechanical methods.


Exfoliation
Definition:

Peeling or scaling of stone surfaces caused by chemical or physical weathering.


Expansion Anchor or Bolt
Definition:

A socket that grips a drilled hole in concrete by expanding as a tapered bolt is drawn into it.


Expansion/Contraction Joint
Definition:

A flexible joint between stone units designed to expand or contract to accommodate movements due to temperature change or dynamic structural movement.

 


Exposed Face
Definition:

The visible side of any stone element.