Turn flat walls into natural looking rock faces. Our concrete artificial rock work is perfect for retaining walls, privacy walls, fencing or facade renovations. It can be applied over new or old concrete, plywood, foam or drywall and most construction/masonry type boards. Wavestone rock is built using Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete or Shotcrete. It can be applied as thin as ¾” with no limit to max thickness.
Wavestone Sculpture replicates rock formations, trees and vines for exhibit and habitat fabrication. Glass fiber reinforced concrete is our most common building material for exhibit work with the exception of epoxy resin for aquatic environments. We also work with shotcrete and gunite for large scale rock environments that may include additional structural requirements.
In most cases we fabricate the work on site to ensure a proper and seamless integration with the exhibit or habitat, however on smaller scaled projects work can be produced off site. Our services are available to fabrication firms or directly to science centers, zoos, aquariums and discovery centers across Canada and the U.S.
Trent Hutton owner and lead artist at Wavestone Sculpture was awarded his first public art commission for TransLake in 2015. The work was hand sculpted in concrete on location in 2016 and marks a new gallery in his portfolio of work.
Wavestone rock masonry is hand carved in ultra high strength mortar. We can replicate any stone or texture and features can be built on or off site. Please view our rock sample gallery for examples.
Installs faster than standard masonry
Weighs a fraction of real stone
Custom to your design
Any size rock possible
Thin veneering system for shallow spaces
Wavestone can replicate any rock type and color. Our two most popular rock types are granite and basalt. We make our own custom rubber stamps from real rocks in combination with various sculpting techniques to achieve the highest level of realism. Just tell us what type of rock you like and we can replicate it.
Wavestone's original 3D wall textures are low relief concrete veneers that can be applied to vertical, horizontal and curved surfaces. The veneers are made from glass fiber reinforced concrete and can be applied to any structurally sound surface including but not limited to; drywall, plywood, foam and concrete. Veneers range in thickness from 3/4" - 2" depending on subject matter and are safe for indoor or outdoor use. Our veneer systems can be built on location for seamless designs or applied to panels of any size off location.
Wavestone Sculpture specializes in replicating natural rock formations.
It’s a common question and the answer is simple – we build features that are either impossible to build with real stone or too expensive to build with real stone.
We can replicate natural rock walls that could never be transported. We can simulate heavy looking rock over existing and unsightly concrete or plywood walls. Our rockwork can be used to hide unsightly building elements such as cisterns, septic systems, foundation walls, propane tanks and anything else that you would like to 'erase' from sight.
The smallest space can be an oasis with the right design. Wavestone rock work is an excellent design option to smoothly integrate your pool or spa into your backyard or home. We supply our ultra realistic rock work to pool contractors and home owners as a finishing option for new or old pools and spas.
Monolithic boulders are guaranteed to capture attention. Built on location to any shape and size.
In addition to stone replication Wavestone also produces commercial sculpture. We work with resin and concrete providing sculptural elements for collaborative public interpretive works and private comissions.
Our tress and wood timbers are made from fiber reinforced concrete. Perfect for indoor or outdoor applications, above or below grade and fully submersible in water. Trees and wood timbers made from concrete are an excellent alternative for locations with high degrees of moisture or close proximity to heat sources such as mantels and fireplaces.
Wavestone has perfected the techniques to build faux ice, slush, snow and frost. From massive icebergs to snow capped rocks, our winter environment materials will bring a true feeling of realistic chill to any winter or polar exhibit.
Cave designs are a reality and only with Wavestone rock work. We've built spa caves, wine caves, swim caves and most recently an entire home theater mine shaft cave. There's something ancestral and instinctively attractive about a cave and it has proven time and again to become a main attraction in the homes we've worked on.