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Aristone Column Information

**ARISTONE ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR THE DELIVERY AND/OR INSTALLATION OF ANY OF OUR PRODUCTS**

All Aristone columns are available in the following configurations:

One Piece Columns:
Structural Concrete
These are one-piece solid concrete columns, typically used in load bearing situations. To provide structural integrity the columns are cast with a rebar cage in the center. The cage consists of #5 rebar in 21” base columns and #4 rebar in 16 & 18” base columns, both have #3 stirrups on 8” centers. The rebar extends out 12” from the bottom of the base of the column. There is a ¾” x 6” coil loop insert cast into the top of the column, it is used to attach the structural member to the top of the column, it can also be used to lift the column provided the correct bolt and lifting fitting is used. All structural information is available by request or on our website at www.aristonedesigns.com

**IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT A BACK-UP CHOKER IS USED DURNING THE INSTALLATION OF STRUCTURAL CONCRETE
COLUMNS**

**PLEASE REMEMBER OUR STRUCTURAL COLUMNS WEIGH UP TO 2,500 LBS AND SHOULD ONLY BE INSTALLED BY A LICENSED PRECAST INSTALLATION CONTRACTOR**

Plaster
One-piece plaster columns are for interior use only and have no load bearing capability. The typical wall thickness is +- 1”. It is important that plaster columns be installed a minimum of 4” off the floor to avoid damage from brooms, kids, vacuum’s etc.

GFRC
Glass Fiber Reinforced (GFRC) columns are cast horizontally in 2 pieces and can be joined at the factory when a one-piece column is desired.


Split Columns (SP)

Split columns are used primarily when you have to “wrap” around a structural support post. Concrete split columns can be assembled and grouted solid to provide a structural member (please check your local building codes). The center void for the concrete split columns is from 5” to 10” depending on the columns size. The center void for the GFRC and Plaster columns is +-2” less than the outside shaft diameter.

SPLIT COLUMNS ARE AVAILABLE IN CONCRETE, PLASTER , FRP (FIBERGLASS REINFORCED POLYMER) AND GFRC (GLASS FIBER REINFORCED CONCRETE)

PLEASE REMEMBER 1 “SPLIT” COLUMN IS 2 PIECES

Three Piece Fluted Columns:
Our three piece fluted columns (Corinthian, Ionic & Tuscan) come with a 21 ½” square base with a 11 ½” diameter void in center, a solid structural shaft (see solid column section for structural information) and a 19” square capital with a 8 ½” void in the center. The rebar cage extends approximately 12” out of the top and bottom of the solid shaft.


Aristone Materials & Finishes

All of Aristone’s products are available in Concrete, Plaster & Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC).Turncraft™ Columns are available in Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer (FRP)

All materials meet or exceed the ASTM requirements.

Concrete:
Concrete products can be used both inside and outdoors. Their extreme durability and low cost make them the ideal choice for long term outdoor use. Integral color can be achieved by adding iron oxide pigments to the concrete during manufacturing. Aristone offers 14 standard concrete design mixes (colors).

All products are available in smooth (form) finish, 3 levels of sandblast, distressed (air hammered) and our Ari-Stone (Old World) finish. A stackable Tuscan column in our Ari-Stone finish rivals the appearance of natural stone but without the long delivery times and at a much more reasonable cost.

The obvious disadvantage of concrete is its weight (140+- Lbs per cubic foot), all products must be offloaded and moved to their final location by hand or by forklift. Structural concrete columns are typically set by crane.

Design mixes and compressive strength test results are available upon request or on our website at: www.aristonedesigns.com

Plaster:
Plaster products are for interior use only. Aristone uses a high quality white casting plaster with a natural fabric back up for strength. Plaster product wall thickness is typically ¾” to 1”. Plaster is ideal for painting or faux finishing. It is important that plaster columns be installed a minimum of 4” off the floor to avoid damage from brooms, kids, vacuum’s etc.


Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC)
Glass Fiber Reinforced concrete is a high strength, lightweight concrete product manufactured using sand, cement, alkali resistant fiber and an acrylic polymer curing agent.

The final product consists of a GFRC shell approximately ½” to 3/4” thick. GFRC products are as much as 75% lighter than a comparable concrete products.

GFRC is the ideal product for limited access areas where heavy structural columns and or other concrete products are not practical.

GFRC is available in gray, white or colored cement and either a smooth or our Ari-Stone finish. Theproduct is excellent for painting or staining.

Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer (FRP)
Aristone is now the Arizona distributor for Turncraft™ Poly Classic Columns. These are rotocast fiberglass reinforced polymer and they are suitable for both interior and exterior use. They are available in fluted and non-fluted round, tapered shaft in sizes ranging from 6” x 6’ to 24” x 20’ . We stock 6”, 8”, 10” & 12” in our Tempe warehouse. Other sizes are available by special order and are typically available in 3 to 4 weeks.

Aristone Warranty

All pre-cast products produced by Aristone® Designs, Inc., Inc. are covered by a limited one-year warranty. All materials, molds and production methods are of first quality but due to the naturalmaterials used in our products, Aristone reserves the right to review all warranty claims on an individual basis. Please inspect you order at the time of arrival to make sure the product is satisfactory and notify Aristone immediately if you have any concerns.

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