Tumbleridge Nettlestone is a 4-inch ashlar tumbled concrete masonry veneer which is available in several standard inventory pre-designed color combinations. Alternatively, numerous custom mingled color schemes may be produced to order, enabling the designer to select expressive color combinations that enhance the project's architectural style. Tumbleridge Nettlestone's proprietary materials and manufacturing processes give the appearance of natural weathered stone by smoothing the jagged and rough split face of original Nettlestone. The rustic yet refined appearance and textures of Tumbleridge Nettlestone rival the spectacular beauty of Mother Nature, but at a much lower cost than natural stone.
The Tumbleridge Nettlestone System consists of 9 different sizes of block. By customizing the ratio of 4-inch to 8-inch sizes (ratio is blended as ordered on each pallet), as well as selecting custom trim and accent units, the project designer has a broad and versatile medium in which to express their artistic vision.
Integral water repellent is added to each unit to help avoid efflorescence and slow the aging process by preventing water penetration. A jobsite-applied coat of sealer not only enriches the color and appearance of the block but provides added moisture protection for the block and mortar joints in the finished wall. When a water repellent mortar is used, the entire wall is capable of repelling water and providing lasting beauty. Nettleton Concrete Masonry Veneers are designed to be installed using the proven conventional masonry method. This method provides a void between the veneer and structure, allowing any moisture that penetrates or condenses to dissipate before causing any damage. Additionally, this void allows the veneer to react to temperature fluctuations with independent movement between it and the main structure. In contrast, other veneers that are directly adhered may detach when temperature differences force the veneer and structure to move at different rates and directions.