Are you searching for a building material that can handle the vast range of weather conditions we experience? You cannot beat rock and stone OKC. While stone is an elegant choice for any construction, it will also survive long past other building materials. So what makes stone such an excellent choice? There are many reasons.
Oklahoma Stone OKC Properties
The weather in Oklahoma can keep us all on our toes. From snow and ice to extreme heat and high winds, our buildings have to be ready for anything. This is why choosing the best material for the job is so important.
Oklahoma stone, such as limestone, is sedimentary that is formed with durable properties that make it possible to handle our weather.
Building stone has a compressive strength of 60 to 200 n/mm. The strength and toughness of stone allow it to withstand the wind, hail, and other damages better than other options for construction. Not only can the stone handle the strong wind but it can also withstand shifts between wet and dry conditions.
Oklahoma Stone OKC also has excellent porosity. Limestone, for example, has the necessary porosity to reduce slips and falls on wet pavers. However, it is not porous enough to create cracking and breakage with freezes or when the snow begins to melt. As a natural product of its environment, stone also has the ability to handle the triple digit weather we face in the summers. Any weather that may occur over the course of the years simply gives your stone more character.
Creating a Welcoming Environment
Not only does rock and stone OKC hold up under pressure but it also provides the best possible environment for entertaining. Stone gives off less heat than cement, which makes your gatherings much more comfortable for everyone.
Of course, the beauty and flexibility of stone make it the ideal choice for any design style or aesthetic. With colors ranging from buffs and browns to grays and blues, stone looks outstanding anywhere. In addition to the vast color palette, building stone can be cut and shaped to fit the design. Larger, tumbled stones work well for more rustic looks, while clean, straight cuts, such as pictured above, are better suited for the modern, contemporary designs.
How to Use Oklahoma Stone
Stone is not just for building exterior walls. In fact, its many beneficial qualities make it the perfect choice for many settings. Stone is excellent for the following uses:
- Pool coping
- Fireplaces and fire pits
- Decorative touches
- Retaining walls
If you have any questions about the properties of stone or which stone will work best for your project please do not hesitate to reach out to the team at Richburg Stone. With decades in the business, and a large inventory in stock, we can help you find exactly what you need. You are also welcome to visit our OKC stone showroom and make your selection in person.