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Wet Cast versus Dry Cast Stone

Woodside manufacture both wet and dry cast stone. The difference between the two is entirely down to the manufacturing process. As the name suggests - 'Wet Cast' has a high moisture content and the mix is poured into moulds and tamped or vibrated to remove trapped air and allow the mix to flow into often complex mould detailing.

Wet Cast versus Dry Cast Stone
Wet Cast versus Dry Cast Stone

Semi dry is more akin to making sand castles. The mix is compacted into the mould and the resulting finish has a more open texture reminiscent of natural stone.

Wet cast stone lends itself to architectural or structural units requiring high flexural strength. Semi dry is often used on heads, cills, copings or caps.

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