Viroc is a cement bonded particle board composed of wood particles and Portland cement. It is light gray in color and is flat and smooth on both surfaces. Viroc was chosen as the exterior finishing material for the Mississippi Bluffs Townhomes for several reasons. Primarly it is a quality construction material which offers strength and stability. Viroc is water resistant and remains dimensionally stable during freezing and thawing.
Viroc is capable of resisting substantial impacts without incurring fractures and as a result of its mass Viroc offers excellent sound insulation. The uniting of wood fiber and Portland cement produces a building panel which is non-toxic. VIROC does not contain asbestos, silica or other carcinogenic agents.
Additionally, Viroc was chosen for aesthetic appeal. The architect and developer chose all materials relating to the project deliberately. The buildings are designed to be a part of the bluffs. The materials used were selected for their natural look as well as their durability. The Viroc is reminiscent of river stone. The Ipe decking blends with the natural environment. The buildings are designed to focus one’s attention on the bluffs, the river and the beauty of nature while simultaneously demonstrating the beauty of design with quality materials and cutting edge construction techniques.