Creating the Tahoma Garden Planter Using the Dry Tap Method
All cast stone garden planters begin with a superbly prepared mold and an especially experienced artisan. The mold has an outer rigid casing that supports the more flexible inner mold. The inner mold contains all of the ornamental and visual details that are so beautifully apparent in cast stone garden structures. The outer mold secures the inner mold and is composed of several pieces that are held in place with screws and bolts.
The artisans are especially familiar with the all of the details of the mold and the dimensional specifications for each garden planter. As the proprietary cast stone admixture is applied to the inner mold metal wires are added to specific areas of the planter. The dry tap method is used and provides the artisan with a precise attention to the entire planter. The reinforcing bars placed are made of Grade 40 or 60 galvanized steel. Other additives may be added a selected locations to provide the planter with the highest strength and durability. All materials and methods adhere to the quality standards outlined from the Cast Stone Institute, The Portland Cement Society and the American Society for Testing and Materials. In all, the production of these garden planters is both the result of expert science and a very skilled and experienced cast stone artisan.
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