2014 is proving to be a great year at Kodiak Mountain Stone. We have had a large variety of projects we’ve been involved in ranging from renovations to new home construction to some great commercial jobs. We are fortunate to be very diversified in our product offerings.
Veneerstone is another line of manufactured stone that we supply. Veneerstone is a beautiful product that is great to work with.
Veneerstone gives you the warmth and beauty of natural stone with several significant advantages. Veneerstone is just as durable and is much faster and easier to install than natural stone. These benefits, combined with a wide selection of stone styles and colors, make Veneerstone the perfect choice for your building or home.
A big announcement for Kodiak Mountain Stone in 2014 has been our new partnership with Eldorado Stone. We are now a supplier of Eldorado Stone products in our Lethbridge AB store.
For over 40 years, Eldorado Stone has demonstrated an undeniable passion for creating authentic products that not only elevate quality and design, but also attainability. Stone. Brick. Fireplace Surrounds. Outdoor Living. This has been a great addition to the Kodiak Mountain Stone product offering in Lethbridge.
Kodiak Mountain Stone distributes a wide variety of natural stone products for interior and exterior applications. The diversity of colors, shapes and texture that we offer means that we have the perfect natural stone available for any project. Working with quarries from around the world allows us to offer a huge selection of natural stone products.
Brick is definitely in high demand. From full brick to thin brick veneer the demand continues to grow in 2014. For more than 80 years, General Shale’s brick line has been the cornerstone of their success. With a multitude of colors, styles and textures to choose from, their brick portfolio has something to complement any style of home.
The history of Cherokee Brick’s business is one of continuous change. They’ve challenged themselves to
adopt the newest improvements in technology in order to continuously provide distinctive products. From the original crude methods of making only one size and type of brick, their Company now manufactures over 100 different varieties.
Today, with its three modern plants and extensive product line, they can meet the needs of almost any consumer. Whether it is a new home, renovation project, or large commercial structure. Cherokee Brick strives to give its customers quality products and superior service.
DO IT ONCE, DO IT RIGHT….concrete fencing is now affordable. RhinoRock can meet all of your fencing needs whether it is residential, commercial or industrial. Now you don’t have to settle for constant plastic or wood fencing repairs! A Rhinorock patented concrete clad wall is affordable because it is produced with a unique manufacturing process that makes the fencing panel 90% lighter than a traditional heavy concrete fence.
Their light weight (concrete/foam) construction doesn’t sacrifice performance because it is manufactured with a high performance fiber reinforced concrete clad outer shell with a foam core. Concrete is the only material that can duplicate the realistic beauty of stone and provide the weatheribility that contractors demand. See our specifications page for more info on it’s construction and our Frequent Questions page has additional information.
Each project begins in your mind. If you don’t dream it, you can’t build it. At Kodiak Mountain Stone our goal is to help you finish the dream. We help you in the final steps to make your project beautiful. Contact our experts to help you find the perfect products for your project. Find our galleries online HERE. If you are renovating and need help visualizing your project, you can use our Kodiak Mountain Stone Visualizer. Find out more about our Visualizer HERE.
DO IT ONCE, DO IT RIGHT….concrete fencing is now affordable. RhinoRock can meet all of your fencing needs whether it is residential, commercial or industrial. Now you don’t have to settle for constant plastic or wood fencing repairs! A Rhinorock patented concrete clad wall is produced with a unique manufacturing process that makes the fencing panel 90% lighter than a traditional heavy concrete fence.
Our light weight (concrete/foam) construction doesn’t sacrifice performance because it is manufactured with a high performance fiber reinforced concrete clad outer shell with a foam core. Concrete is the only material that can duplicate the realistic beauty of stone and provide the weatheribility that contractors demand. See our specifications page for more info on it’s construction and our Frequent Questions page has additional information.
Question: How is the light weight fencing panel constructed?
Answer: The RhinoRock fence panel has an outer shell constructed of a high performance concrete that is heavily fiber reinforced. In fact, enough fiber to fill a 55 gallon drum half full. The interior of the fence panel is a typical EPS foam core. The fiber reinforced concrete shell is just under 3/8″ thick. The heavy fiber reinforcing in the concrete combined with the foam core makes the fence panel impact resistant, strong, and light weight.
Question: How long and tall is the fencing panel?
Answer: The center of column to center of column is 9 feet and the panel is 6′ tall.
Question: Are shorter panels available?
Answer: The panels can be easily cut to any dimension shorter than 6′ tall.
Question: Are panels taller than 6′ available?
Answer: Currently the panel is only made in 6′ tall in the RhinoRock automated facility. In the event that a 7′ or 8′ tall fence is desired the fence system can be attached to a 1′ or 2′ tall poured in place grade beam supplied by a local contractor. This is more economical because you don’t have to ship taller panels, but the grade beam can be poured by a local contractor.
Question: What kind of footing is used for the fence?
Answer: Most installations will use a 14″ diameter pier footing 36″ deep spaced at 9′ centers. See specifications page for a drawing detail.
Question: What is the wind rating of the fence?
Answer: The RhinoRock fence panel has been tested and can withstand wind speeds up to 140 mph. However, when the fence length exceeds 250′ without any corners, then the rating is reduced to 120 mph. This testing was for the actual fencing panel, but not for the footing. In high wind areas the footing must be designed by a local engineer.
Question: Will freezing temperatures cause damage to the fence?
Answer: No, extensive freeze thaw testing has shown that it is freeze thaw resistant because it utilizes a high performance concrete. Unlike plastic or wood it is much more durable in regards to extreme temperatures.
Question: Will the surface fade in the sun?
Answer: No, since the shell is made of concrete it is totally UV stable.
Question: Can the fence retain soil?
Answer: Less than 12″ is recommended.
Question: What is the natural color of the fence?
Answer: The panels are a natural concrete grey, but the fence can be color stained after the fence is installed with a product that is specifically made for staining concrete.
Question: How much does the fencing panel weight?
Answer: 230 lbs.
Question: Can the fence be installed if the property is already landscaped?
Answer: Yes, since the panels are light weight they can be hand carried into the property. However, it requires less labor to have the fence installed prior to any landscaping and therefore the installation is less expensive.
Question: Can the fence be installed on ground that is sloping?
Answer: Yes, as long as the grade doesn’t change more than 12″ every foot. In some cases you can go up steeper slopes but will require using custom sized panels.
Question: How is the column cap attached to the column?
Answer: The cap has a steel tab that is cast into the bottom of the cap that is embedded into the concrete grout cell in the column. The steel tab makes it so that cap cannot be removed. This is unique to our system.
Question: Can the fence be installed by the Do-It-Yourselfer?
Answer: For the best installation it is recommended to be installed by a trained RhinoRock installer. Since the fencing system is covered by two patents the installers must have written permission.
Question: Will the fence stop weeds from coming from neighbor’s property?
Answer: Typically if the bottom of the fence panel is installed more than 3″ below the landscaping then weeds will typically not grow under fence.
Question: Can the fence support the weight of someone climbing on it?
Answer: Yes, the fence panel is strong enough to support the weight of 10 men.
Question: Can the fence be damaged by normal backyard activities?
Answer: After three years of backyard installations, we have had no reports of the fence being damaged by backyard activity. However, large riding lawn mowers can damage the fence on direct impact. But in most cases damages can be repaired easily.
Question: Can the fence be repaired if damaged?
Answer: Yes, since the material is made out of concrete, small damage less than 6″ in diameter can be repaired with a simple mortar patch. In the event of damage caused by vehicles or large equipment, two men can replace a panel in about an hour.