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Lennar Homes has been building homes for over 50 years, spanning over 50 markets across 17 states. Recently, the Atlanta office began shopping for a new veneer for their Atlanta area residences. When they found Waterford Stone, one of the product lines of Artisan Masonry Stone Veneers™ by Oldcastle, they discovered a product that not only achieved the look they were seeking, but a number of added benefits.
"Because it's a structural veneer, we could brick off of it," said Chris Harris, Director of Purchasing for Lennar Homes. "This allowed us to achieve a stone look without the higher costs of stacked stone and the issues with stacked stone's inability to support brick loads. And since Waterford installs in the same manner as brick, we were able to get our normal brick mason to do the installations and avoid coordinating different trade partners."
Lennar has now built over 20 homes with Waterford Stone veneer in the Atlanta market. "The elevations that feature the stone have shown to be more popular than the elevations without it," said Harris.
Product: Artisan Masonry Stone Veneers™ - Waterford Stone
General Contractor: Lennar Homes - Atlanta, GA
Masonry Contractor: Lagasse Construction Company - Cumming, GA
Waterford Stone evokes the natural, time-honed look of hand-cut stone with its antiqued edges and textured face while featuring the modern benefits of manufactured masonry. Waterford grants unparalleled design flexibility with its diverse array of sizes and colors, employing Oldcastle's unique multiple color blending system that will last the life of the structure and complement any number of architectural styles.
Waterford's color schemes and textures coordinate with Oldcastle's Belgard® Hardscapes lines, allowing for harmonious outdoor living design opportunities. In addition, Waterford's modular formats and detail options allow for fewer cuts, meaning less waste and more materials savings.