It has been downright chilly the past couple of days. As temperatures continue to get colder, it is time to start thinking about caring and prepping your concrete statues for that dreaded ‘W’ word, winter. Concrete is porous by nature. Think about what happens to sidewalks as water freezes. When this happens cracks form and get bigger as the water expands and contracts.

Labrador Dog Garden Statue by Henri

Labrador Dog Garden Statue by Henri

For the most part, our fine artisans have taken the shifting of temperatures and conditions into account. Temperature alone will not harm the statues. Cast stone statues are composed of a concrete mix  that contains fiber and mechanical additives which enhance the elastic qualities of the concrete. Nonetheless, Mother Nature is a destructive force and one must take caution when it comes to ice. If you live in an area that is prone to ice and snow it best to take sculptures and birdbaths inside.

If you are unable to store indoors we recommend filling the bowl(s) of birdbaths and sculptures with absorbent materials such as Henri Underlay, burlap bags, blankets, etc. We then advise covering the entire sculpture or birdbath with a Henri Fountain Cover. The idea is that if condensation forms on the inside of the cover, it will be absorbed by the material adding another layer of protection. We also recommend not allowing pedestals and statuary to sit in pools of ice.

Stay tuned for our next blog on getting your fountains prepared for winter.

Head on over to Statue.com to see our entire collection of durable concrete statuary. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Have questions maintaining your statues, birdbaths and fountains please get in touch! Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634.

Email us at kristen@statue.com

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

 

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Let’s hear your thoughts! Who do you think would win an epic duel between Hercules vs. Achilles?

Farnese Hercules Large Statue

Farnese Hercules Large Statue

It’s no wonder Hercules is portrayed to the point of exhaustion in this sculpture, The Farnese Hercules Statue. Famously Hercules had a huge ‘to-do’ list, known as the “Twelve Labors.” Make no mistake Hercules was no hero to mess with. Among those “Twelve Labors” was slaying a ferocious tiger which makes him a tough contender in our Mythological Duel.  The Farnese Hercules Statue was sculpted circa 330 B.C. and is now located in Museo Nazionale, Naples. This replica is from the Curators Collection: direct cast of a museum original. Cast in quality designer resin from a museum original, it is finished to replicate weathered stone, adding sophisticated style to your home or garden gallery.

Achilles Sculptural Bust 17" High

Achilles Sculptural Bust 17″ High

Achilles was the bravest of all Greeks as told in the stories of the Trojan Wars. Mythology portrays Achilles as powerful, cruel and arrogant, given to violent outbursts of temper. Nevertheless, to many he was a symbol of youth and bravery who was doomed to an early but glorious death, a hero of epic dimensions. Of course we all know his only weakness that lead to his demise, his heel. Achilles Sculptural Bust is made of bonded stone here in our Statue.com artisan work shop and is a Statue.com exclusive.

Be sure to head on over to our website to view more of our Greek and Roman sculptures, busts and inspired fountains. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634.

Email us at sales@statue.com

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen