The garden is undoubtedly a place that is associated with peace and quiet. It is a domestic oasis where we want to relax and enjoy our leisure time. This is why every garden owner tries to manage this unique space in the best possible way, so that this
look great whatever the time of day or year. An extremely interesting solution that more and more people are reaching for is artificial rocks for the decorative aspect. Waterfalls built of them or patios with a bench are great design ideas for the garden, giving it a modern look. However, many people wonder what the artificial rocks have inside and, in fact, how they are constructed that they cause such a stunning effect. The answer to this question can be found in the following article.
Why are artificial rocks better than natural ones?
In fact, for many reasons. The most important consideration is financial, as laying natural stones according to one’s vision would cost a fortune and be beyond the means of many garden owners. In addition to this, the logistical aspect and the effort put into preparing the dream structure are not insignificant, as the effort spent in transporting the finished project and its construction would not be a cost-effective solution. This is because it can be done faster, cheaper and, above all, better. How? And that’s where the artificial rocks come in.
Filling artificial rocks–non-obvious choices offering many possibilities.
If one were to identify a material that could be used to fill these structures, most people would point to concrete. However, this is not the case, as this solution would not be cost-effective. Thus, for smaller or medium-sized rock formations, the filler can be cardboard, newspapers or polystyrene foam, among other things. These materials are then usually fastened together with a steel mesh, which also acts as reinforcement, and in the final process encased in a concrete mix. However, this is not the only solution. In some cases, earth acts as filler (lying, horizontal structures). Large vertical rocks, which require a lot of effort, are a separate topic. Nevertheless, the end result is well worth the work put in. The fabrication of this type of structure begins with the creation of a mock-up, which is then visualised in the field using reinforcing wire that reflects the shape of the artificial rock being created and submerged in the foundation. As with the smaller structures, it is supported by a steel mesh and finally encased in concrete reinforced with, for example, polymer fibre. As you can see from the examples above, there are also many options for implementation, depending on your needs.