The Air Force Academy awarded the Asian Memorial project to G. H. Phipps prior to the final design and materials selection. This allowed G.H. Phipps the freedom to contact Colorado Hardscapes for options to consider for the interior floors and exterior paving.
Colorado Hardscapes’ recent history with paving installations at the Air Force Academy, where new paving finishes captured the original intent of the paving designs used throughout the Academy campus, opened the door for all parties involved to look at a variety of paving possibilities while staying within the donated funds budget.
The paving of choice for the interior floors consisted of a layout of three colors, with exposed aggregate fields bordered by white and black concrete bands that replicated marble and granite. To achieve this look, the concrete was placed, finished, and then ground and polished, using the Bomanite Polishing System. This gave the finished product a very smooth, attractive, and low-maintenance floor appropriate to the design and architecture of the Memorial.
White and black banding continued on the exterior paving, this time in conjunction with Colorado Hardscapes’ Sandscape Texture. This finish, although refined and natural in appearance, also provided an excellent slip resistant, low maintenance pavement.
The overall character of the concrete paving, both inside and outside, is similar to the character of natural stone paving such as marble and granite. The choice of materials and the workmanship contributed to an outstanding project.
Colorado Springs, CO
Exposed Aggregate - Sandscape Texture® by Bomanite
Custom Polishing Systems - Renaissance
Provide budget conscious, low maintenance, attractive exterior and interior walkways resembling marble and granite