A World Class Restoration of St. Peter’s Thanks to Stromberg and GFRC When St. Peter’s Church in Canton, Ohio, needed renovation, they decided to go first class. They approached Stromberg GFRC for help realizing their vision. Stromberg GFRC cast over 3,000 pieces for this project. The challenge with this renovation project was to match the color and texture [...]
Archive | September, 2011
September 27, 2011
Balustrades in Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete Balustrades are the rails that keep you from falling off a balcony, staircase, or other surface. They actually consist of the top rail, the baluster, and the base rail, or plinth. Balustrades can be very utilitarian or they can be visually stunning. Stromberg GFRC specializes in visually stunning [...]
September 25, 2011
Marine environments are hard on structures. If the structure is near salt water, the salt corrodes and degrades it. Even fresh water can corrode metal and cause damage due to humidity. Of course, then there is the wildlife — sharks like to bite everything to see what it is, marine mammals do the same, and [...]
September 23, 2011
Most people are familiar with shelf brackets. They hold the shelf up so you can put your things away on it. Balconies, bay windows, and other things that need to be held up also have brackets. These can be very plain and functional. They can also be very ornate and beautiful. If you want ornate [...]
September 21, 2011
If you could not see, how would you tell where the edge of the pavement was at a train station? Step off a curb and it hurts. Step off the train platform and you could get killed. Glass fiber reinforced concrete can help keep that from happening.
September 19, 2011
Glass fiber reinforced concrete is an environmentally friendly product. Environment Friendly GFRC is made from naturally occurring minerals contained in cement, aggregates, sand, and glass fibers. These materials are not normally considered pollutants. Further, once they are combined into GFRC, they are stable and inert.
September 17, 2011
While GFRC hints at how Stromberg GFRC is made, it doesn’t tell the whole story. Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete can be made by any company. It is simply Portland cement, sand, aggregate, and glass fibers. Stromberg GFRC, however, is special. Stromberg mixes a special blend of polymers, Portland cement, sand, aggregate, and glass fibers together. [...]
September 15, 2011
GFRC Restoration to Match Restoring old buildings can be a tricky business. It can be a challenge to find the right material to match the original building, but Stromberg has a solution. GFRC is an amazingly flexible material that can emulate nearly any building material. Whether your columns need to be patched, or new columns [...]
September 13, 2011
Animal incursions are expensive. Ever have a squirrel or bird come down the chimney and enter your building? In addition to being hard on the animal, the damage one little squirrel or bird can do in a panic is amazing. You can prevent that problem with a stylish GFRC chimney cap.
September 9, 2011
GFRC Panels Help this Stadium Score Big with Fans When you are working on a stadium that can hold 15,000 avid fans, you want to use durable and attractive material. That is why the University of Alabama chose Stromberg GFRC for the cornice and front panel on their stadium. The stadium does not just see [...]