Why RSV - Real Stone Veneers


  • Veneer stone requires no stone support ledge or extra foundation support. Stone support ledges on poured walls average about $6.25 per lineal foot. With hundreds of feet in the footprint of the house, these cost savings alone can easily add up to the thousands of dollars.
  • Veneer stone application takes less time to install than full dimension stone– about 1/3 less time. Ergo masons can install more stone per day, and do not have to allow for 3-4 feet areas for curing time. This means the masons stay on the job longer, and complete the entire project faster.
  • Veneer stone does not have to be shaped at the job site. Chipping and shaping full stones is very time consuming and labor intensive. Using the veneer stone saves a lot of time.
  • Veneer stone creates less waste to clean up on the job site. Full dimension stone can create as much as 15% – 30% waste and stone debris that has to be removed from the job site after the fact. This extra waste on the full dimension stone ends up costing more in the long run because of time and labor.
  • Veneer stone requires less mortar and sand that results in less cost on the overall project.

All these additional savings add up to thousands of dollars on the completed job.


As a natural product, real stone veneers are inherently eco-friendly. Natural stone currently offers many attractive, environmentally-friendly attributes, including an enduring life-cycle, durability, ease of care and maintenance, recyclability, and quarry and manufacturing best practices.

Using natural stone shows that you take responsibility to care for the earth by actively striving to preserve, restore, or improve the natural environment. This article details the reasons why stone is an environmentally friendly choice for construction materials.

Why Build Green?

Constructing buildings in an environmentally-considerate way requires careful thought and planning; however, the payback from a green building far outweighs this price. Conventional building practices require large quantities of energy and water consumption, while generating excessive air emissions and waste streams. These impacts are also caused within the product manufacturing process. Moreover, indoor air quality can be adversely affected when unhealthy building materials are employed.

Implementing green building techniques reduces impacts on the environment and human health during both construction and operation of a structure, as well as during the production of manufactured building materials.

Life-cycle datasets

An accurate assessment of the environmental profile of stone products and impacts over the entire life cycle of the stone.

Best Practices

Real Stone Veneers of TN™ strives to meet or exceed all best practices in quarrying, harvesting and producing stone products as detailed below.