Craft Beautiful, Durable Wet Cast Hardscape Products
Rosetta Hardscapes are fabricated using only architectural-grade, air-entrained wet cast concrete.
Unlike decorative concrete, architectural-grade concrete serves a structural function while providing an attractive finish to a project.
Air-entrained concrete is ideal for projects experiencing freeze-thaw cycles as its microscopic air cells relieve pressure on the concrete by providing tiny chambers for water to expand into when it freezes.
Wet cast’s flowable form helps it enter every nook and cranny of the mold, activating Rosetta’s deep texture details.
A CONCRETE COMPARISON:
Wet Cast vs. Dry Cast Hardscape Material
Entry into wet casting is generally less costly than dry cast as equipment costs can be controlled based on the preferred level of sophistication. Wet cast concrete is more flexible in its mixing and conveyance as compared to dry cast. More forms are necessary to increase production since extended curing time is required for wet cast.
Wet cast concrete has properties that make a highly desirable product. Poured into a polyurethane mold, wet cast will create a product with higher definition texture and its liquid consistency allows for more vibrant colors and faster filling of forms.
Giving project owners the look they want is typically more achievable with wet cast, which offers more versatile finishes and and colors due to its manufacturing process. Wet cast is far and away the best option for those who wish to emulate the appearance of natural stone.
The consistency of wet cast enables the inclusion of detailed engineered elements like block shear heels, spacing tabs, interlocking components, and chamfered edges.
Durability & Maintenance
Wet cast has a lower porosity which allows it to perform better in more abrasive environments like water applications.
Because it’s not possible to pour dry-cast concrete from a truck, an on-site batch plant is a must for dry cast production, significantly increasing start-up costs. Fewer forms are needed for dry cast production since curing time is short and forms can be reused multiple times over the course of a day.
Uses a very low water-to-cement ratio, resulting in a stiffer, semi-dry mixture. Loaded into rigid steel molds and pressed with very high hydraulic pressure applied by complex machinery. Lower water content allows for quicker demolding and curing times and faster production.
Less water in the mix results in a rougher, less-detailed finish. Color consistency and vibrancy continue to lag behind wet cast, though the palette of dry cast colors available has expanded over the years.
Can include features that aid installation, but the high-compression production process makes it difficult to produce blocks with effective assistance elements.
Durability & Maintenance
The mix's water-to-cement ratio results in better cement particle packing and reduced porosity, making them stronger than wet cast under some conditions. Can be beneficial for large industrial or commercial projects when both reasonable strength AND high visual appeal aren't necessary.
Retaining, Garden & Seat Walls
Rosetta Hardscapes landscaping walls help define your outdoor living space and blend seamlessly with your home’s natural surroundings.
Large-scale, linear blocks create contemporary landscape walls.
Weathered fieldstone character that looks like it's always been there.
Chiseled and edgy, it's a classic linear limestone block.
A more efficient and durable alternative to wood.
Large dimensions and subtle character pair up for modern limestone appeal.
Massive, large rock look creates an eye-catching presence.
Hand-hewn stones stack for a traditional and timeless aesthetic.
Patio Slabs & Driveway Pavers
Designed to be different, Rosetta’s paver and slab styles run from rustic to contemporary, and everything in between.
Mimicking natural flagstone slabs, the irregular shapes blend beautifully in backyards.
Classic permeable pavers suitable for driveway installations, but can also be used in patios.
Extra large square tiles create a contemporary oasis.
Varied sizes and subtle textures produce a patterned patio.
Cobblestone pavers suitable for both patio and driveway installations.
Natural garden stepping stones for prettier paths.
Long and lean for a proper patio with a modern slate appearance.
Add a pop of rich color to a driveway, walkway, or patio with this accent paver.
Sleek and modern, and the largest square slabs on the market.
A selection of styles, textures, and sizes ensures a Rosetta Fire feature will fit the vibe of any outdoor space.
Kodah Fire Pit Kit
Square and modern while also warm and welcoming.
Dimensional Fire Pit Kit
A classic and classy upgrade to the backyard fire ring.
Steps, Caps & Accessories
Details matter when creating a space people won’t want to leave. Rosetta steps, caps, and coping finish projects with style.
Large, natural stone steps create a grand entrance.
A chiseled edge mirrors the look of quarried stone steps.
Multiple sizes appropriate for capping off any column
The smooth edge is perfect for steps, caps, and pool applications.
Chiseled top and edges complement any Rosetta wall.
Irregular shapes perfectly polish your rustic wall.