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The stone is an abundant and natural element of the earth that gives to the houses, since the beginning of humanity, timelessness, strength and authenticity. Yet it is now often reserved for historic buildings, and it is very expensive for many people. While I was looking for a solution to circumvent the problem, I developed and tested this original concept as an amateur, during several years, for the restoration of my own old stone house. Visitors enjoying like me the quality and the realism of my stones, I decided to formalize the idea and share it with all the amateurs and the craftsmen who might need it.
Writing a book, documents and plans, taking photographs, creating and managing an Internet site involve an important work and a large time investment. That's why this eBook is not free but is sold at a price as fair as possible.
The material in question on this site and in “the cut limestone moulder's manual”, namely the “limestone concrete” or “limestone mortar” has been used for several years in architecture. It was in particular exploited massively, in substitution of the conventional concrete, in the construction of several great architectural works, because of its physical and aesthetic properties.
>> See the CRIT site (Centre de Ressources et d'Informations Techniques)However, the guide proposed on this site is not the work of a professional but of an amateur. It is simply the fruit of a personal experiment seriously undertaken during more than 3 years in restoration of an old house (*). The methods, techniques, data and proportions described are not scientifically and industrially tested. The user must carry out tests and make his own experiment. In case of doubt, he will have to refer to a professional of the building or architecture.
devoted to the innovative techniques in the building.
The reader is thus informed that he uses this work under his own and whole responsibility. Any accident, damage or disaster, resulting from the use of this guide, would in no manner engage the responsibility of the author of the guide and of this site.
When a creator author diffuses a knowledge and a know-how, it's obviously so that to be exploited by others, and he hopes then on the solidarity and the honesty of each one. For this site to continue to exist, and by solidarity, not only with the creator but also with people who will be happy to find this concept and this eBook on Internet, you don't have the right to diffuse, entirely or partially, by any means, the ebook file and the others files of the site, the hard copies and the access codes that you bought or downloaded.
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(*) Research and development engineer, but in an other field than the building, I applied the rules of horse-sens that are commonly used to check and to validate a new concept. In particular, I carried out experiments and tests to check the hardness and the resistance of the stone according to the proportions, using a specific measurement method similar to the professional method. This method for amateurs is proposed in the moulders' manual.
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