Resin vs. Stone
The Resin we use is a Linear Low Density Polyethylene. Like other types of plastic, it is lightweight, very durable and even recyclable. Our resin products are the more cost-effective and Eco-friendly alternative to traditional materials.
Our products save on shipping costs where non-resin products don’t. A stone or concrete planter weighs 9-10 TIMES as much as a similarly sized product made in resin.
For example, take two planters of the same size, shape and style. One planter is made of stone, weighing around 600 lbs. and the other is made of resin, weighing only 35 lbs. This result gives a difference of about 90% in product weight alone. Stone items also require more packing, padding and boxing to ship it (not to mention a team or crew with heavy machinery to get it on and off the truck).
Another benefit of resin is that it’s non-porous. Resin products were made to be kept outside without taking abuse from weathering. The elements will not damage or corrode the resin. Concrete and stone products are porous. They can be stained from dirt and chemicals and can also keep your plants and other foliage from getting the water needed to grow.
Because resin is non-porous by nature, it is naturally graffiti resistant. If a traditionally made planter or lamp pole were spray-painted, it would stain and be impossible to remove without replacing the product entirely. If a resin planter, lamppost or other TerraCast® product is spray-painted, using a household cleaning solution and scrub brush will wipe your resin product clean.