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The concept of cast cut limestone
Origin and originality of the concept
Fundamental stages of the concept
A outstanding and natural aggregate
The limestone
The limestone concrete
Where to find crushed limestone ?
Mixtures of aggregates
Colouring powders
The hydraulic binders
The white Portland cement
White natural hydraulic lime
Lime mortar
Bastard mortar
Hydraulic and Non-hydraulic lime in laying mortar
Limestone blocks laying mortar
Joints between stones
The conception and the realisation of the moulds
Tools and basic materials
How to manage with the curves and the mouldings
A unique possibility with restoration of the old stones
Mixing of the limestone concrete
Constitution of the mix
Aggregates and binders in pictures
Mortars and concretes typical applications
Mixing and proportioning table
Stone aspect according to the mix
Adding water-repellent in the mix
Colour variation effect
Limestone concrete mixing and pouring
Water quantity
Application of a release agent inside the mould

Filling of the mould
Hardening of the concrete and release from the mould
Temperature and air hygrometry
The crucial point of the process

Release timing guideline table
Surface stone working after release from the mould.
Just after release from the mould
From the rough aspect to the smooth aspect
Stone aspect according to the hand-working
Cutting and working the stones
Complete hardening of the stone
Evaluation of the physical and mechanical properties
Protocol of test and measures for the privat individuals
Reconstituted limestone data-sheet
Typical values for natural stones

Stone blocks assembling and cladding stones sealing
Assembling of stone blocks
Sealing of cladding stones on an interior wall
Sealing of cladding stones on an exterior wall
Anti-mosses treatment of the stones
How to cast cladding stones "a mano" (with your hands)
Fast moulding of "rustic" flagstones, paving stones or plates
"In situ" moulding and "pre-cast"
Geometry of flagstones and paving stones
The basic tool, the moulding matrix
Preparation of the basement
Realization of the flagstones
Cure of the mortar and surface finishing
Water-repellent protection
How to cast reconstituted stones "in situ"
Guiding principles
Formwork and in situ facing
Repair of old stones
In situ pillars ans columns
Detailed creation of a pillar
The moulds master plans
The moulds realisation
Tricks and easy ways of the moulder
Pouring and filling-up the moulds
Release from the moulds
The scraping and finishing of the pillar elements
Mounting and masonry of the pillar
Tricks and easy ways of the mason
Detailed creation of an arch
Mould master plan
Mould making
Tricks and easy ways of the moulder
The pouring
Release from the mould and finishing of the stones
Assembly and sealing of the arch
Tricks and easy ways of the mason
Online updated information and data base
Author wishes

Detailed explanations
and photos

Many illustrations

Many practices tables

La pierre reconstituée belle comme la pierre naturelle

Cast stone with
old limestone aspect,
as beautiful as
natural limestone

Elle à la chaleur et le toucher de la pierre naturelle

The touch and the warm
of the natural cut stone

Faites le vous-même...

Handyman amateur,
you can do it yourself,
for a very low cost.

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