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Can Cultured Stone Be Power Washed? Toms River NJ 08753

Can Cultured Stone Be Power Washed? Toms River NJ 08753 Cultured Stone (many call it stone veneer or manufactured stone) has become very popular in both residential and commercial construction. The manufacturers have gotten much better and more creative in making them, and it has become a relatively inexpensive way to get the natural stone look. As similar to natural stone as it looks, cultured stone does have its limitations. Cultured stone is basically a piece of concrete coated in a thin veneer that can make it look like any sort of natural stone. Unlike natural stone, this veneer can chip and crack, thereby revealing the concrete beneath it. Additionally, many (but not all) manufacturers only add the coloring to the veneer, and not to the whole piece of concrete. One must be very careful not to do anything that may rub off the color from the veneer, thereby exposing a different color concrete. Can cultured stone be power washed? Toms River NJ 08753 With experience we have learned that every manufacturer makes their veneer differently, and is affected differently with different soaps and chemicals. While one stone veneer will get ruined with one chemical, another veneer wont. Additionally, most veneers WILL lose their color when too much water pressure is applied. We prefer not to take chances with your most valuable asset. BlueJet Power Wash will apply a lighter soap we have tested, and know is safe for use on stone veneer, followed by a very low pressure rinse. Can cultured stone be power washed? Toms River NJ 08753 Yes, it can take a light cleaning. No, it cannot take the  stronger cleaning used on other surfaces on your property. Always make sure your contractor is aware that stone veneer requires a different cleaning process, since once it is damaged it cannot be repaired.