Precast Concrete Solutions Since 1963

Glossary

ASHLAR PATTERN - A dramatic design incorporating 6 sizes of pavers. Pattern repeats itself.

BORDERSTONE - precast concrete unit used as landscape edging, or planter box up to 5 courses tall.

BROOM FINISH - when wet concrete is brushed lightly to provide striations creating a slip resistant finish.

CALIFORNIA ARCHITECTURAL PAVERS - pavers with sandblast finish. ("5000 psi")

CALIFORNIA ARCHITECTURAL PEDESTAL PAVERS - roofing paver supported by an independent adjustable pedestal system. Generally with sandblast finish. Reinforced with zinc plated wire mesh. ("5000 psi")

CLASSIC ROOF PAVERS - roofing pavers set on a waterproofed roof surface for protection and decoration.

CLASSIC GARDEN STEPS - A bullnose step paver used at elevation changes and may be earth or mortar set.

CLASSIC GROOVED STEPS - Step paver ADA compliant with 4 grooves cast directly into steps that is 2" wide and 1" from nosing and may be earth or mortar set.

CLASSIC LIGHTWEIGHT ROOF PAVERS - roofing paver with expanded polystyrene core and 1" of concrete covering. 12 pounds per square foot (half of normal paver).

CLASSIC POOL COPING - precast unit with 1 side bullnosed to be used at the pools edge as coping.

CLASSIC TREAD STEPS - precast unit with 1 side bullnosed to be used at the steps edges.

CLASSIC WALKS - pavers designed to be sand set, earth set or mortar set. Paver has non-slip stipple finish.

CLASSIC WALL CAP - wall cap with bullnose edge detail designed to overhang 1" each side. Includes straights, ends and corners. Rests on masonry walls, wood frame with stucco, block or poured in place walls. 5000 PSI, 6 standard sizes, 12 standard colors. RADIUS WALL CAP available in some standard radii.

CONTRASTING STRIPE - contrasting stripes cast into Steptreads where required by ADA compliance, 2" wide and 1" from nosing.

DEKSTONE® - a paver that replaces wood decking material. 24" x 24", reinforced with zinc plated wire mesh. Paver spans from joist to joist. Available in a variety of finishes.

DIAGONAL SANDBLAST - creating a pattern where half the paver is sandblasted diagonally (from corner to corner) and the other half is stipple finish.

DRYDECK INTEGRAL PEDESTAL PAVER - a roofing paver where, 60-Pound High Density Dow Styrofoam feet are cast into the four corners providing integral pedestal support. Design follows grade. Total of 2 1/2" thickness.

EXPOSED AGGREGATE FINISH - a surface treatment that exposes decorative aggregates of different colors and sizes.

FINE GRAIN STIPPLE FINISH - a surface finish with small grain size projections, barely discernible to the eye, but provides a slip resistant finish. It is the standard finish for the Pool Coping and Garden Steps.

FORM FINISH - smooth to the touch and eye. Created by casting into a smooth form.

PEDESTAL PAVERS - reinforced roof pavers used with independent adjustable pedestal support. Typically 24" x 24" x 2". Variety of finishes and colors available.

PILASTER CAPS - available in peaked or flat. 6 standard peaked sizes and 7 standard flat sizes. Optional 2 1/2" square hole in center for electrical on both peaked or flat.

ROOFTRAC ROOF PAVER - a high strength durable reinforced plank design for the staging of window washing equipment, typically in high rise buildings.

SANDBLASTING - Stone like texture created by sandblasting away the smooth surface of the precast concrete units to expose the aggregates inside. Available in 3 depths of blasting: light, medium and heavy.

SLAG - a byproduct from the copper smelting process to create a peppered iridescent look that adds interest, depth, and shine to the paved area. Stepstone's 1400 color series contains slag our 1800 color series does not.

SONORASTONE® FINISH - natural stone look (similar to slate). Available in standard variegated colors - Wheat, Sterling Gray, Tuscan Amber, Desert and Kahlua.

STAIR TREAD: The horizontal portion of a step. The tread is the portion of the step on which you place your feet.

STEPTREADS - structural steps with Open riser or Closed riser, for wood or steel stringers, in bolt-on or weld-on attachments. Available with or without the 2" warning stripe. Many Sizes available - standard is 36" to 48". Various finishes available such as broom finish, exposed aggregate or sandblasted.

STRINGER: A Stringer is the long piece that the stair treads attach to on either side, and which goes diagonally up the wall. The handrails sit atop vertical supports which are secured into the stringer as well.

TWELVE-PIECE COLOR SAMPLE BOX - box of 9 3" x 3" x 1" color samples available in Classic Walks with the Fine Grain Stipple Finish or in California Architectural with a sandblast finish. Colors include Granada White, Santa Fe Buff, French Gray, Iceberg Green, Almond, Cafe Brown, Kona, Malibu, Caramel, Porcelain, Agave and Brick Red

MODERN PROFILE (Steptreads) - closed riser tread where the face of the riser (the profile) is sloped in a diagonal line 1".

CLASSIC PROFILE (Steptreads) - Closed riser tread where the face of the riser (the profile) starts vertical at the nose for approximately 2" and then slopes in a diagonal line 1" - ADA compliant.

WEDGE PROFILE (Steptreads) - A flat tread 2 1/2" thick with a diagonally sloped nose and steel embeds for attaching a steel riser.

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Los Angeles, California 90061
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