Stone Panels Inc. Provide a Stronger Alternative to Dimensional Stone
DALLAS (August 2011) – Stone Panels Inc. developed StoneLite® marble, granite, and limestone panels more than 35 years ago as a stronger alternative to dimensional stone. This lightweight stone cladding is used in areas with seismic activity because it reinforces buildings and is extremely flexible.
With the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, builders are looking for new and innovative ways to make buildings more resilient. Dimensional stone is extremely brittle and can only withstand minimal structural movement. Lightweight stone cladding is 60 times stronger than traditional dimensional stone because it is flexible and can move with the structure. This helps reinforce the structure and prevents the cladding from cracking.
Lightweight stone cladding is used throughout the world because of its unique qualities. In Alaska and San Francisco lightweight stone cladding is used to protect buildings from seismic activity. Florida experiences hurricanes every year and lightweight stone cladding is now being used because it can resist water and wind damage. StoneLite® panels have a fiberglass-reinforced honeycomb backing that strengthens the stone against strong winds and makes the panels flexible.
In the next 10 years Japan plans to spend nearly $293 billion to rebuild buildings destroyed in the earthquake and tsunami in March. Japan will be searching out new and innovative technology to improve the strength of their buildings and prevent future destruction. Lightweight stone panels are proven to withstand not only the elements, but also the test of time. For more than 35 years StoneLite® panels have upheld in extreme weather conditions on buildings throughout the world.
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