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Most concrete projects designed with architectural formliner are intended to have aesthetic appeal, and also incorporate concrete staining or coloration. Artfully applied concrete coloration can add incredible realism and bring the formliner project to life. However, poorly applied staining can virtually ruin the aesthetic of the entire project. Before you begin either designing a formliner...
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Founded in 1971, Custom Rock Formliner has over 40 years of experience with architectural concrete projects. Since the beginning we have worked with countless architects, engineers and contractors on myriad different projects. We take pride in being an information resource for both the design and construction phase of any project. Design Custom Rock is always...
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Custom Rock Formliner Project Profile Project: Valley City, ND Permanent Flood Protection Phase I Owner: City of Valley City, ND General Contractor: Swanberg Construction, Inc. Project Location: Valley City, ND Application: Flood Walls Custom Rock Scope of Work: Custom Rock created a custom brick formliner from the 12016 New Brick formliner in high re-use Duraform urethane, custom arch copings for...
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Custom Rock Formliner Project Profile Project: National Zoological Park Owner: Smithsonian Institution General Contractor: Hensel Phelps Precast Contractor: Smith-Midland Project Location: Washington D.C. Application: Retaining Wall Custom Rock Scope of Work: Custom Rock provided custom concrete formliners in high re-use Duraform Urethane for use in precast beds to create panels in a stone pattern to match a natural stone on the...
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If you need a concrete formliner, Custom Rock Formliner has a great reputation for customer satisfaction
Custom Rock Formliner Project Profile Project: Devore Interchange Project / I-15 & I-215 Owner: California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) General Contractor: Atkinson Construction Project Location: Devore, CA Application: Devore Community Sign Custom Rock Scope of Work: Custom Rock provided custom concrete formliners using various materials including urethane, EPS foam and Plyform in order to create sharp, detailed lettering, and wood...
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There are many factors to consider when writing formliner into an architectural concrete project specification; the wrong pattern, a substandard formliner or poor finishing techniques can negatively affect the aesthetic.  This makes the project specification, and how it is written, vital in ensuring that the completed project matches the original design. Here we’re highlighting just...
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1106 Random Cut Stone
We’re on our way to The Precast Show 2016 at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, TN. For over 35 years Custom Rock Formliner has been committed to serving both its clients and the concrete industry by providing the highest quality products and unparalleled dedication to customer service.  With our network of service and support professionals we assist...
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Our 1104-R2 Random Cut Stone formliner was used as a background in MSE panels with custom leaf inserts for a project for the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (ISTHA) near O’Hare International Airport.  The leaves were created by Custom Rock per design specifications and have been used in other public projects in Illinois as well.
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Custom Rock Formliner has earned a lot of respect for customer satisfaction and reviews
Rather than restrained creativity due to tight budgets or high materials costs, architects have more freedom than ever before by utilizing coloration and textures that are available to them from Custom Rock Formliner. Stained concrete and the use of form liner can create virtually any texture of concrete in any color scheme. No longer are...
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If you’re looking for a great running bond pattern for an upcoming project take a look at a terrific new urethane formliner that we recently added to our inventory; #1126 Kasota Split Faced Stone Contact us for technical assistance and pricing.
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We’re getting our booth ready for the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO – one of the best events we attend all year – at McCormick Place in Chicago. If you’ll be attending the show, or are exhibiting as well, please stop by our booth #1416 and introduce yourself, talk with our salespeople or take a moment to...
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SPLIT STONE FORMLINER Typically square or rectangular in shape Available in larger standard sizes [4′ x 8′ or 4′ x 10′] Seams cut through stones resulting in half of same stone on two different panels Due to cut stones, more detailed finishing (patching and grinding) is required Module sizes are uniform which makes them easier...
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Project: Evangola State Park Terrace Retaining Wall Project Owner: New York Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Project Architect: Watts Architecture & Engineering General Contractor: BVR Construction Company Project Location: Evangola State Park, Evans, NY Application: Retaining Wall Custom Rock Scope of Work: Formliner pattern 1125 Autumn Leaves (A, B & C), custom letters and shapes (DiversiFoam) and coloration services. Description:...
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Project: Alabama DOT – SR-35 Little River Bridge, Project #BRDF-0035 (501) Project Owner: Alabama DOT General Contractor: Highways, Inc. Project Location: Little River Canyon National Preserve, Alabama Application: Bridge, Bridge Rail Custom Rock Scope of Work: Formliner pattern #1203 New England Drystack and coloration services Description: The Little River Bridge project consisted of a bridge with rock face rails and piers...
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As mentioned in a previous post, in order to achieve an overall balanced project design it is important to consider formliner pattern dimensions, especially when planning for unavoidable joints, boxouts and corners in the finished surface. When your design vision includes a pattern that does not fit the proposed area there are options to allow you...
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Achieving a high-quality finish in an architectural concrete formliner project begins before any concrete is poured. By properly setting up forms, ties and lining up formliner joints beforehand, your project will be prepped to make finishing and staining the project an efficient process. Form Placement When preparing forms for architectural concrete they need to be...
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Custom Rock formliners require the use of formwork to back up the liners and support the concrete for a quality end result. Formwork must be used with Custom Rock Formliners and there are specific requirements for attaching our liners to the formwork, depending on the type of liner purchased. Elastomeric/Urethane formliner If using elastomeric formliners...
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Custom Rock Formliner produces architectural formliners in both plastic and urethane elastomeric material. Proper care and handling of our formliners is an important factor in prolonging the life and integrity of the liners. Custom Rock Duraform (elastomeric) formliners are shipped on pallets approximately 4’ wide by 8’ long and our V-Lite (plastic) formliners are nested...
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Custom Rock is taking the concrete form liner industry by storm. The leader in architectural formliner is now manufacturing plastic liner.
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Most concrete projects designed with architectural formliner are intended to have aesthetic appeal and also incorporate concrete staining or coloration. Artfully applied concrete coloration can add incredible realism and bring the project to life. However, poorly executed staining can virtually ruin the aesthetic of the entire project. Before you begin either designing a project incorporating...
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Founded in 1971, we have over 40 years of experience with architectural concrete. Since that time, we have worked with countless architects and engineers on a myriad of different projects. We pride ourselves on being an information resource in both the design and construction phase of any project. Design We are always available to answer...
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A formliner can give concrete a distinctive look, and can be a cost-effective way to bring artistic appeal to a variety of construction projects. Before getting started, you should learn the basics about two popular types of formliners. Most formliners on the market today are made from urethane or plastic (single use styrene, or multi-use ABS)....
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When you think of concrete coloration, more often than not, you’ll see in your mind’s eye a lackluster, one color surface known more for it’s toughness/durability than for its beauty, versatility and capacity to enhance aesthetics. The truth is that concrete coloration can be aesthetically pleasing and shine as true positive for your project, rather...
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Concrete Form liners allows architects to incorporate a wide variety of textures and even unique graphic designs into bridges, walls, and other architecture without using expensive materials such as real stone or brick. Though other materials are sometimes used, formliner is mainly made of either polyurethane or plastic. The entire process begins with the architect’s...
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Rather than restrained creativity due to tight budgets or high materials costs, architects have more freedom than ever before by utilizing coloration and textures that are available to them from Custom Rock Formliner. Stained concrete and the use of form liner can create virtually any texture of concrete in any color scheme. No longer are...
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Providing the most realistic textures in the industry

At Custom Rock, we hold firmly that our clients include not only the Contractors and Precasters that use our formliner, but also the Project Owners and Architects. We always strive to exceed all our clients expectations through unmatched aesthetics, quality products, and timely delivery.

We pride ourselves on being an information resource in both the design and construction phase of any project. Feel free to contact us anytime. We’re here to help!