The Component Grotto is a structural product that requires experience with steel reinforced concrete to install properly.
Typical engineering is available but some cities may require wet stamped plans and codes vary (see note below.)
The Component System includes various column and wall sections for the vertical support and grotto sections for the top structure.
A 9 ft wide grotto assembly is available; designed for a 6 ft wide pool seat.
*Mortar (masonry cement and sand mix) should be the best quality available and is available in 40 and 80 lb bags at home improvement stores. For larger projects it is more economical to mix Mortar cement, type S, with masonry sand (1 part cement to 2-3 parts of sand depending on how fine the sand is.
Epoxy or construction adhesive like that used for concrete blocks can be used to set small rock pieces, eliminating mortar mess. RicoRock® Waterproofing also works as a thin set, eliminating the mortar joint.
Shown here is an older version of the Component Grotto.
Almost all cities require a bonding wire to the rebar frame.
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