Landscaping company on the cutting edge
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Belknap Landscape unveiled the newest addition to its masonry division with crews demonstrating the use of StoneMakers products, an evolutionary building material that mimics real stone with the use of concrete.
Building a traditional stone wall may take several weeks to complete and can cost a fortune depending on the size and length of the wall. Belknap Landscape has recently taken on a new product line called StoneMakers, which allows masonry workers to add a compound to concrete and gives them the ability to mold it as if it were clay.
During a demonstration on July 30, crews from Belknap Landscape recreated a cobblestone design, fire pit and a retaining wall using the StoneMakers product which was mixed in with traditional concrete. Attending the outing were builders, landscapers and architects that received knowledge of the product, how the decorative concrete can be crafted and how the material can be used anywhere, whether it be a private home or the office of a corporation.
Belknap Landscape Masonry Division Manager Craig Wentworth said he had received a lot of encouraging feedback about the company's new product.
"We're excitied about it because of its flexibility," said Wentworth. "We can do a broad range of applications with it. and it can fit people's budget needs."
Belknap Landscape held a demonstration on a new product, StoneMakers, that looks like stone but forms like clay and can be constructed anywhere.
When comparing the new material to traditional a stone wall, Wentworth said there is an element of creativity when working with the StoneMakers product.
"It's a different procedure and there is a learning curve to go with it on how to use it," he said.
Workers from Belknap Landscape went through a training course in Manchester earlier this year. Wentworth said the company plans to continue to refine the product to meet the needs of its clients.