Century Brand Rosedale Cement
I have used Ken Uracius Natural Cement on Numerous occasions and can say that it is a very enjoyable material to use. It is crushed so fine that it almost becomes a clay when mixed. A material which allows a flexibility to mold surfaces and set materials with great ease. One word of waning is that it sets very quickly. However there are ways to allow this material to work longer. I hope in the near future we can have a workshop in the South to show people who are working on historic properties how to use this material as it can be seen on many historic properties from 1850 onwards.
The Photographs I have posted show the work I did using Rosendale Cement installing Brownstone into a building summer 2014. Special thanks to Ken for all his support. Also some of the casts/plans Ken did for the Frank Lloyd Wright Building in Florida.
Century Brand is the collision of two worlds in historic preservation. Ken Uracius has nearly 40 years in the masonry industry, working on some of the largest new construction and restoration projects in the country. In 2002 he began experimenting with the exact same stone that was used to make mortars for many of our architectural treasures, especially those in America's major US cities, from a little town in upstate New York named Rosendale, and in the process created Freedom Cement and became one of the biggest advocates for restoring historic structures with like materials. After 15 years in the historic mortars business and the closing of Virginia Lime Works, Jeff Price joined Ken at Freedom Cement as Director of Sales and Marketing. Together, Freedom Cement was relaunched as Century Brand, makers of traditional Rosendale cement, importers of Vicat Prompt Natural Cements and Lafarge Natural Hydraulic Limes, and providers of an unparalleled level of expertise in the field of historic preservation.
and watch this video of the Usonian House blocks being cast
New carved stone window & door jambs, plinths installed with Rosedale Cement
Cast sections of the Frank Wright Usonian House. See links.