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 issues.
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.
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 gray
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 discernible 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 characteristics.
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 colors.
* Technical information on this page has been reprinted from the Indiana Limestone Handbook, 21st Edition courtesy of the Indiana Limestone Institute of America, Inc.