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Faux-Stone is a start up company from Sweetwater Pools inc. It's conception in early 1999.

Company purpose is to fill a void in the artificial rock manufacturing industry.

Faux-Stone Description

Faux-Stone is cast in place or made from molds captured from nature.

 Faux-Stone is designed to resemble natural stone or rock, but without the maintenance.

Faux-Stone comes to it's own were real stone is not feasibly, due to location or application.

History of Faux-Stone

False or Faux-Stone is thought to originate (in this country) from Hollywood.

It's uses have been seen in countless movies and television shows. Also appearing on a larger scale in Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Theme parks. 

Faux-Stone Uses

Faux-Stone uses are limited only by your imagination. Some uses include.

Landscape boulders, Retainer walls,  Pillars, Greek ruins, Commercial store fronts, Planters and tree rings Swimming pools, water falls and features

Movie sets and stage production, Interior and exterior application, Zoos, Theme parks and Botanical Gardens.

Installation

Lightweight and durable, glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) panels

provide unlimited diversity in color and form.

Faux-Stone manufactures GFRC panels using a cement/ aggregate slurry reinforced

throughout with alkali-resistant glass fibers.

Panels weight from 8 to 12 pounds per square foot.

Economical, easy and quick to install, fire resistant and energy efficient.

Faux-Stone designs, fabricates and installs GFRC panels on a turnkey basis, working

closely with designers, owners and contractors to develop the most cost effective approach.

GFRC panels are an excellent choice for very decorative and intricate shapes and applications.

GFRC is often selected over carved concrete due to the fact that

it is a copy of nature, without using natural resources.

Cast in place concrete with steel reinforcing also secondary reinforcing obtained with glass fibers

G.F.R.C. rock panels offering the most realistic look.

Any shape can be obtained due to the properties of concrete.

Many different colors and textures are available

Most small installations can be completed in two to seven days. 

Advantages

Faux-Stone can be applied over any solid surface or metal lath.

Faux-Stone is impervious to rain, hail and freezing weather.

Faux-Stone weighs much less than natural stone and rock.

Faux-Stone inc.

8031 North Wilshire Court suite A.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73132

405)417-1490 Office 405)417-1490 Studio

www.faux-stone.com

 

 
Fireplace we installed at "Tony's Tree Plantation" early 2012


 

 
 
Crystal Bridge Botanical Gardens Project.


         

These falls are made using G.F.R.C. rock panels produced by Philip Di Giacomo. 

         

                                                                                                                                                      

The falls below are the main falls in the "Crystal Bridge" We extended the falls during the remodel in 2007. The steps where redesigned to meet A.D.A. codes.

                  

  

 

         

 

"Crystal Bridge Project"

G.F.R.C. Rock  Panel Page

Photo taken in 1998

This is an example collection of three Faux-Stone creations arranged to complement the features of a front yard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

                                                                                       

         
Faux-Stone products are constructed from Glass fiber reinforced concrete. This process will allow durability for years to come.

 

                                              

People think these stone are real! And that's what we want!
 

Above is a Faux-Stone bench made from G.F.R.C. rock panels. This is installed in the "Crystal Bridge" located in Oklahoma City.

 

 

Below is an example setting for our "Twilight Stones". We now have eight different stones to choose from.
 
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Here is our ad in Water Shapes Magazine coming out in March of 2003.
 


 
 

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Here are our  "Twilight Stones" that have fiber optics installed in them. We have 7 different stone to choose from. You can purchase one or all seven at a time. We furnish the 75 watt  quartz halogen light driver that will accept 600 .75mm fibers. One light driver will power all seven stones.
The standard fiber length is 15 feet. This will allow you to install your rocks 15 feet from the light source. We can construct longer fiber cables at additional cost. The driver can be 8 color or a twinkle wheel.
The 8 color can be stopped at your favorite color.



 

 

  


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Here are the same 4 stones from a different angle. As you can see they look like real rocks because they are cast from the real thing. The possibilities are endless. You can place them in your water feature with no worries. These stones are constructed from G.F.R.C. ( glass fiber reinforced concrete) and will last for years. Just think what these will add to your landscaping applications. They look great in a overgrown pathway.

             The photo below is taken before sundown and shows all eight stones. As you can see green is now showing. All the rocks have different amounts of end lights, the FS1 has 75 .75mm fiber optic end lights. The other rocks have from 45 to 24 lights in each, depending on the size of the rock. 

 

 

  

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Here is another shot of  all eight "Twilight Stones" . This placement was just a quick photo shoot. These will look great with some water and summertime plants and flowers in bloom.
Remember these stones have no electricity in them, which means they can be installed in water features with no problem a all. You will need custom fiber optic cable length to the light driver.


 

 

 

Please have your lengths ready when ordering.



Please call for pricing and shipping information. 405-417-1490  8:00 am 4:00 pm est.

 

 Or e-mail your questions at the address below or click here.


Click here for prices on "Twilight Stones"


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