Evans Limestone Company has roots in the Indiana Limestone
industry dating back three generations. Over the years, our hard work
has been rewarded with a reputation for on-time delivery of accurately
cut, fairly priced, top quality Indiana Limestone. We would be pleased
to review preliminary drawings and advise you on technical and cost
Our experienced drafting department utilizes knowledge passed down over
the years and modern drafting methods to produce accurate shop drawings.
This process along with our efficient use of lead time will help keep
your project on schedule.
If job site stacking room is at a premium, our finished product stacking
area allows for the option of fabricating and stockpiling several loads,
or even the balance of your project, at our facility to await shipment
per your sequence and schedule.
At 75,000 square feet, our high volume production plant enables us to
have the flexibility to fabricate and deliver smaller, more detailed
projects, and large high profile projects within the same time frame.
It is normal for Evans Limestone Company to fabricate and deliver material
for many projects simultaneously.
The panel sizes shown are the maximum recommended FOR EFFICIENT
FABRICATION AND HANDLING. Larger panels are available in either
monolithic stones or epoxy assemblies. (click
here to view panel sizes
| Classification of Indiana Limestone
ILI classifies Indiana Limestone into two colors and four grades
based on granular texture and other natural characteristics. When
specifying Indiana Limestone it is necessary to identify both the
color and the grade required as well as the surface finish to be
applied to the stone.
BUFF – varies from a light creamy shade to a brownish buff
GRAY – varies from a light silvery gray to shades of bluish
The ILI classifications are based on the degree of fineness of the grain
particles and other natural characteristics which make up the stone. The
structural soundness of each of the grades is essentially identical.
As a natural product, Indiana Limestone contains at least a few distinguishable
calcite streaks or spots fossils or shelly formations, pit holes, reedy
formations, open texture streaks, honeycomb formations, iron pots, travertine-like
formations and grain formations changes. However, through the years, one
of the pleasing features of Indiana Limestone which has made it adaptable
to the various architectural styles is that, as these do not exist in
large, noticeable concentrations from stone to stone, one piece looks
very similar to another with no discernable patterns of these natural
characteristics. For this reason, Indiana Limestone does not lend itself
to pattern blending as do stones which have characteristics such as specifically
pronounced veining which exists from stone to stone.
Select: Fine to average-grained
stone having a controlled minimum of the above characteristics.
Standard: Fine to moderately
large-grained stone permitting an average amount of the above
Rustic: Fine to very coarse-grained
stone permitting an above average amount of the above characteristics.
Variegated: An unselected
mixture of grades 1 through 3 permitting both the buff and gray