Wall Form Liners

wall forms liners insertsDecorative walls have been around for millennia. The first walls were dry stack natural stone, or in areas where stone was scarce, sun-baked silt or mud bricks were used. In time, people learned to quarry, cut, and chisel stone. Transportation advances allowed quarried stone to make it to the construction site. Masons then learned the art of turning limestone into lime to create mortar. The mortar recipes advanced and became more durable. The new mortars enabled masons to create some of the most magnificent walls on earth. To this day natural stone walls and facades are considered a desirable high end finish.

In the late 19th century, with the invention of reinforced concrete, masonry began to lose its supremacy. Concrete walls were typically lighter and stronger then masonry alone. They required much less labor, thus less expensive. The problem was plain grey concrete is drab and boring, almost depressing in urban environments.