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Premier Concrete Construction Wins Gold for Backyard Grasscrete Pervious Concrete Solution

The residential backyard space, adjacent to an Artists/Musicians studio located in Massachusetts, required an access area to accommodate large delivery vehicles. More importantly, it required a permanent solution for stormwater management and yet still maintain landscape aesthetics necessary to help nurture the creative minds of the occupants.

Bomanite Licensee, Premier Concrete Construction worked with the homeowner in planning out the space for the Bomanite Pervious Concrete Grasscrete System. Grasscrete not only augmented the landscape architecture by handling the stormwater runoff but added benefit of a very long lifespan. Grasscrete has been a Bomanite System for over 40 years with installations throughout North America in all climate types. Grasscrete can handle the harsh New England winters and has zero potential for freeze-thaw or clogging issues. The Bomanite Grasscrete Molded Pulp Former System has been engineered to provide long-term durability, low maintenance and structural strength.

The backyard project incorporated 3,000 square feet of the Grasscrete System. A subbase was prepped to facilitate stormwater management via proper drainage and to create the outer forms of the project. Next, the Molded Pulp Formers were placed with rebar for continual reinforcement. The concrete then poured, leveled, broom finished, and allowed to dry. Voids were created to put the final finishing touches on the entire project. At the time of installation, the owner was contemplating having half of the Grasscrete fully Concealed and the half closer to the building Partially Concealed.

Grasscrete can be used as an exposed utilitarian product for functional applications or as a concealed system with vegetation such as grass or native ground cover installed over the concrete. This system allows you to mitigate drainage issues while maintaining strong structural integrity that allows for some of the heaviest vehicles to operate unencumbered. A perfect solution for this Artist Studio space.

Premier Concrete Construction won the 2018 Bomanite Gold Award for Best Grasscrete Project.

Residential Backyard Artist Studio Utilizes Grasscrete for Pervious Parking and Stormwater Managment installed by Premier Concrete Construction located in MassachusettsResidential Backyard Artist Studio Utilizes Grasscrete for Pervious Parking and Stormwater Managment installed by Premier Concrete Construction located in MassachusettsResidential Backyard Artist Studio Utilizes Grasscrete for Pervious Parking and Stormwater Managment installed by Premier Concrete Construction located in Massachusetts

Hope Fellowship Renovates with Bomanite Colored Polished Concrete and Grasscrete Pervious Concrete

Bomanite Licensee, Texas Bomanite has worked with Hope Fellowship Church in Frisco, Texas for several years in different construction phases throughout the main areas of the building. Mycon General Contractors brought in Texas Bomanite for several architectural concrete applications that needed updating at the Frisco campus. Working with Small Architects, and Mycon, Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite polished colored concrete for the floors of the lobbies, stairs, hallways, auditorium and sanctuaries and upgraded the church parking lot to a pervious Grasscrete stone filled system to accommodate the need for pervious requirements and stormwater management.

Hope Fellowship Church Brings Color to it's Ministries with Bomanite Custom Polishing Patene Teres Interior Floors and Auditorium Seating

Hope Fellowship is a 3-campus Bible Church located in Frisco (East campus and West campus) and in McKinney, Texas with services in Prosper, TX. The Church broke ground with the Frisco East campus in April 2017 and completed the expansion late 2018 that included renovating all of the children’s areas, adding a 1,700-seat auditorium and adding more ministries, such as Hope Students, Adventure Kidz, a recovery ministry and a marriage ministry.

Hope Fellowship Church Brings Color to it's Ministries with Bomanite Custom Polishing Patene Teres Interior Floors and Auditorium Seating

The concrete finishes that were installed included 31,890 square feet of Class B exposure with Level 3 gloss Bomanite Patène Teres polished concrete flooring throughout the campus interior, along with 4,850 square feet of Patène Artectura dyed and sealed concrete and 2,820 lineal feet of joints filled with polyurea joint filler. Two custom brown dye colors were selected by the architect to create a warm, earthy and inviting feel.

The main challenge in this project was working around the schedule of the parishioners and staff who utilize both the inside and outside of the building for classes, church services, and gatherings. The church asked that the work be completed with minimal daytime disruption. This required Texas Bomanite to work overnight on numerous occasions to remain on schedule. A crew of 5 worked through the evenings to complete the Bomanite Patène Teres polished concrete system on time.

Hope Fellowship Church Brings Color to it's Ministries with Bomanite Custom Polishing Patene Teres Interior Floors and Auditorium Seating
Hope Fellowship Church Brings Color to it's Ministries with Bomanite Custom Polishing Patene Teres Interior Floors and Auditorium Seating

In addition to the interior floors, the church was required to decrease the sites overall impervious percentage and to allow for stormwater drainage. By having Texas Bomanite install 1,800 square feet of Bomanite Grasscrete pervious concrete using the biodegradable Molded Pulp Former and filling the voids with crushed stone the criteria and requirements were met.

Hope Fellowship Installs Pervious Parking Lot with Bomanite Grasscrete Stone Filled System to Help with Stormwater Management
Hope Fellowship Installs Pervious Parking Lot with Bomanite Grasscrete Stone Filled System to Help with Stormwater Management

For more information about the project and systems used, please visit 

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Auxiliary Building Grasscrete Pervious Access Road

The Design-Build team for the memorial to commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. consisted of McKissack and McKissack, Turner Construction, Tompkins Builders and Gilford Corporation known as (MTTG). The site is adjacent to the President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial on the Tidal Basin and in a direct line between the Lincoln Memorial, where Dr. King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, and the Jefferson Memorial, symbol of liberty and democracy.

The memorial honors Dr. King’s contributions to world peace through non-violent social change. Natural elements such as water, stone, and trees underscore the themes of justice, democracy, and hope. Quotes from Dr. King’s sermons and speeches capture the essence of his message in the commanding tenants of the American Dream – Freedom, Democracy, and Opportunity for All. The centerpiece of the Memorial, the “Stone of Hope”, features a 30-foot likeness of Dr. King.

Grasscrete was installed and is used for access to the back of the auxiliary building which houses the Martin Luther King Jr. bookstore, restrooms and a ranger station. The area is approx 2,000 square feet with the voids being planted with grass. The Grasscrete pour used a Buff Integral Color to provide a cohesiveness to the surroundings. The Partially Concealed Grasscrete installation minimizes the non-pervious surfaces and includes a letdown between the sidewalk and street to allow daily access for the Park Ranger and maintenance vehicles.

Grasscrete Access Road for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Grasscrete Access Road Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial – Partially Concealed Grasscrete Access Road

Grasscrete Access Road Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial