A slightly arrised, chamfered, or radiused edge to eliminate the sharpness of the fabricated stone edge.
The underside of a sloping roof that overhangs a wall.
Tool with carbide jaws used to create a “pitched”, “quarry”, or “chiseled” edge without using a hammer and chisel.
The specific contour to which an exposed edge has been shaped, normally for decorative purposes.
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.
A drawing of the vertical faces and elements of a structure, either interior or exterior.
Marble deriving decoration from fossils (encrinites) or shells.
A manmade product composed of a blend of natural minerals (generally quartz) and manmade agents (such as polyester, glass, epoxy, and other such ingredients).
A composite beam member carried by columns and made up of an architrave (bottom), frieze (middle), and cornice (top).
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.
A flexible, usually exothermic curing resin made by the polymerization of an epoxide; used as an adhesive.
The process of setting vertical dimension stone into place.
A decorative surface pattern created by a variety of methods, produced either by chemical or mechanical methods.
Peeling or scaling of stone surfaces caused by chemical or physical weathering.
A socket that grips a drilled hole in concrete by expanding as a tapered bolt is drawn into it.
A flexible joint between stone units designed to expand or contract to accommodate movements due to temperature change or dynamic structural movement.
The visible side of any stone element.