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Heritage Bomanite Builds Valley Childrens Concrete Concourse

Valley Childrens Hospital in Fresno, CA, features Bomanite Sandscape and Bomanite Renaissance installed by Heritage Bomanite.Valley Children’s Hospital came to be thanks to the forward-thinking vision of five pioneering mothers in the late 1940s, who dreamed of a pediatric hospital for the Central Valley surrounding Fresno, CA.  Their imaginative and determined spirit laid the foundation for innovation back then, and this spirit continues to be a core value at the hospital today.  Valley Children’s Hospital has recently unveiled a magnificent new entrance that is set to transform the visitor experience.  The entrance includes areas for visitors to sit, a bus stop and pickup/drop off area, and cast in place concrete hearts and flowers which were installed on a small hillside.  A very special detail within this project was the addition of the hospitals founding mothers’ names inlaid into the flower sculptures on the hillside.  Quiring General was the main contractor for the project.  O’Dell Engineering was the Project Designer and Heritage Bomanite was chosen to bring the 36,700 SF decorative concrete vision to life.

 Shimmering Sandscape: Bomanite’s Brilliant Decorative Concrete Creation

Valley Childrens Hospital in Fresno, CA, features Bomanite Sandscape and Bomanite Renaissance installed by Heritage Bomanite.

 

At the heart of the front entrance transformation was the use of Bomanite Sandscape® decorative concrete, one of the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems.  Renowned for its durability and striking appearance, Bomanite Sandscape® provided a beautiful, slip-resistant surface that was perfect for high-traffic areas like hospital entrances.  Some areas featured a standard Bomanite Sandscape® finish, showcasing its inherent ability to endure the constant flow of visitors while maintaining its pristine look.  This material’s reputation for combining functionality with aesthetic appeal made it a prime choice for such a critical area.

Valley Childrens Hospital in Fresno, CA, features Bomanite Sandscape and Bomanite Renaissance installed by Heritage Bomanite.

 

Additionally, the project introduced a custom blend Bomanite Sandscape® Refined color-hardener slurry system, which was new to the Heritage concrete craftsmen crew.  This innovative approach allowed for greater customization in color and texture, giving the entrance a unique and personalized touch.  Throughout the project, individual hearts were poured in place and finished with a Bomanite Revealed finish.  These elements added a special, artistic flair to the design, symbolizing the care and compassion at the core of Valley Children’s Hospital’s mission.  The exposed aggregate finish offers a textured look that was both modern and timeless, enhancing the overall aesthetic of the space.

Valley Childrens Hospital in Fresno, CA, features Bomanite Sandscape and Bomanite Renaissance installed by Heritage Bomanite.

 

 

The Bomanite Sandscape® seamlessly blended with various design elements, creating a cohesive and inviting environment.  Its combination of safety, durability, and beauty made it an ideal choice for transforming the hospital’s entrance.  However, the project presented logistical challenges due to its location at the heart of the campus.  Supplying materials required meticulous coordination and planning, especially since the public walkways had to remain open throughout the construction.  Despite these challenges, the result was a beautifully crafted entrance that stands as a testament to the careful planning and skilled execution involved in the project by Heritage Bomanite.

 

Radiant Renaissance: Polished Perfection with Bomanite

Valley Childrens Hospital in Fresno, CA, features Bomanite Sandscape and Bomanite Renaissance installed by Heritage Bomanite.

 

One of the most enchanting features of the new entrance is a grassy hillside adorned with hearts and flowers crafted from Bomanite Renaissance decorative concrete.  The Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems were employed to create these intricate designs, offering a polished, high-gloss finish that stands out against the lush green backdrop.  The Bomanite Renaissance System allowed for a custom concrete blend of aggregates and glass that brought the hillside and the concrete sculptures to life.  This creative touch not only added beauty but also symbolized the concern and kindness that Valley Children’s Hospital extended to its patients and their families.

Valley Childrens Hospital in Fresno, CA, features Bomanite Sandscape and Bomanite Renaissance installed by Heritage Bomanite.

 

These sculptures were very difficult to make and place due to their close positioning and the variable grades at which each item was placed.  To make these items, a custom blend of aggregate and glass was created at the Heritage Bomanite location.  Custom molds were made and brought to the site.  Then everything was mixed on site with Bomanite concrete and color to create a completely unique installation of concrete sculptures.  Adding even more complexity to this item was when the owners decided to change the finish from Bomanite Revealed to Bomanite Custom Polished concrete.  The Heritage Bomanite Polishing crew worked through one of the wettest and coldest winters on record in central California to polish the sculptures on all of their multi-faceted sides.

 

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Valley Childrens Hospital in Fresno, CA, features Bomanite Sandscape and Bomanite Renaissance installed by Heritage Bomanite.Heritage Bomanite was awarded the 2023 Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project GOLD Award for this project.  This project was special to the owner and everyone who was involved.  It provides visiting families with a place to relax and rest whilst dealing with in many cases a deeply stressful and difficult time.  The new entrance has brought a new lease on life back to the front of the building, making it a much more welcoming place for small children to visit.  Additionally, the new entrance has already become a huge gathering point for the annual Christmas Parade where nursing staff and residents can be together and enjoy the festivities.

Valley Childrens Hospital in Fresno, CA, features Bomanite Sandscape and Bomanite Renaissance installed by Heritage Bomanite.

Jeffco Concrete Contractors CAS Bomanite Imprint Installation

Croatian American Society Cultural Center in Bell Chasse, LA, features Bomanite Imprint Systems installed by Jeffco Concrete Contractors.In the heart of Belle Chasse, LA, the Croatian American Society Cultural Center stands as a vibrant testament to the rich cultural heritage of the Croatian community.  Recently, this beloved institution has undergone a remarkable $4.7 million transformation, spearheaded by  Regal Construction as the Main Contractor.  The Project Designer was Verges Rome Architects and Bomanite Licensee Jeffco Concrete Contractors, Inc. were chosen to install 4,865 SF of decorative concrete in the exterior dining/event space.  Recognizing the need to enhance its outdoor space, the Center’s leadership sought a solution that would not only be aesthetically pleasing but also durable and functional.

Bomanite Imprint Innovation Advantage

Croatian American Society Cultural Center in Bell Chasse, LA, features Bomanite Imprint Systems installed by Jeffco Concrete Contractors.In collaboration with the project designers, the decision was made to utilize Bomanite Imprint Systems featuring the Bomanite Small Random Slate pattern to bring their vision to life.  The chosen colors, Bomanite Coquina and Bomanite Nickel Gray, were selected to harmonize with the surrounding rustic wood and stone elements, creating a cohesive and visually appealing exterior dining and event space.  This full-color and imprint project seamlessly integrates with the natural aesthetic of the area, enhancing its overall ambiance.  The project was meticulously executed in seven separate pour phases, ensuring precision and quality throughout the installation process.

Croatian American Society Cultural Center in Bell Chasse, LA, features Bomanite Imprint Systems installed by Jeffco Concrete Contractors.Bomanite Imprint Systems offers several innovative advantages that set them apart in the realm of decorative concrete solutions.  These systems can accurately replicate the look and feel of natural materials such as slate, stone, and brick, with the Bomanite Small Random Slate pattern providing a sophisticated and authentic appearance.  Designed to withstand heavy foot traffic and various weather conditions, they ensure durability and minimal maintenance.  With a wide range of patterns, colors, and textures available, they offer unparalleled customization options, allowing designers and architects to achieve unique and personalized results.  They can be seamlessly integrated with other design elements like wood, stone, and metal, creating cohesive and harmonious outdoor spaces.  Additionally, the efficient and streamlined installation process, backed by the expertise of certified Bomanite Licensees, ensures projects are completed on time and within budget, without compromising on quality.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete
Croatian American Society Cultural Center in Bell Chasse, LA, features Bomanite Imprint Systems installed by Jeffco Concrete Contractors.For this project, Jeffco Concrete Contractors, Inc. snagged the prestigious 2023 Best Bomanite Imprint Systems Project GOLD Award.  The renovation of the Croatian American Society Cultural Center is a testament to the transformative power of innovative design and expert decorative concrete craftsmanship.  The Bomanite Imprint Systems, featuring the Small Random Slate pattern, have breathed new life into this cherished community space, creating an inviting and enduring outdoor area for all to enjoy.  As the Center enters this new era, it stands as a beacon of cultural heritage and community spirit, beautifully enhanced by the artistry and dedication of Jeffco Concrete Contractors, Inc.

 

Musselman & Hall Masterfully Modernizes Lee’s Summit High School with Bomanite Belcolore

Bomanite Belcolore decorative concrete installed at Lee’s Summit High School, MO, by Musselman & Hall Contractors.

 

In Lee’s Summit, MO, Lee’s Summit High School underwent an $80 million dollar renovation.  The 60,000 SF expansion featured a new centralized media center, outdoor learning spaces, and an extensive transformation of the façade as well as the existing classrooms and public spaces.  The total duration of project construction took approximately two years to complete.  JE Dunn was chosen as the main contractor and Multistudio was chosen as the Project Designer.  Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC was selected to execute the architectural vision of decorative concrete which consisted of an expansive installation of Bomanite Belcolore system throughout the public spaces and thoroughfares.  The project also utilized precast stair elements with monolithic tread and riser matching the flooring.  The stakeholders chose Bomanite Charcoal Gray color hardened polished floors and precast treads.  Installing the Belcolore finish on a large scale as well as in the precast treads were both charting in new territory not just for Musselman & Hall, but seemingly anywhere.

Bomanite Belcolore decorative concrete installed at Lee’s Summit High School, MO, by Musselman & Hall Contractors.The treads were doubly challenging with the monolithic battered riser.  They were poured upside down into the forms by first spraying a ¼” thick coat of concentrated color hardener mixed with water and other admixtures using a hopper gun.  Then back built with a lightweight aggregate concrete mix. The floors were poured as a 3″ thick topping slab.  Musselman & Hall placed a standard floor mix and roughly floated.  Then once the slab had set enough to allow their concrete craftsmen to get on it without sinking, they spread a pound and a half of color hardener per square foot.  When the hardener had soaked through, from the slab moisture, they worked it to a cream with 4-foot pan walk behind power trowels.  Eventually they switched to combo blades to get the final finish desired.  After the slabs were cured out and phasing allowed, they gave the floors a fairly standard paste polish with only minor accommodations made for the color hardened surface.  The project was in numerous phases and stretched from Nov 2021 to July 2023.  Some of the stair treads were cast and stored for over a year before installed.

Bomanite Belcolore Bold Breakthrough in Concrete Coloring

Bomanite Belcolore decorative concrete installed at Lee’s Summit High School, MO, by Musselman & Hall Contractors.The Bomanite Belcolore system, part of the Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems, is revolutionizing the way decorative concrete surfaces are finished and maintained in both new constructions and major renovations. This innovative system utilizes Bomanite Color Hardener, which is applied directly onto the surface of freshly placed concrete.  The Color Hardener is evenly distributed over the surface and then expertly troweled, akin to the traditional finishing of concrete.  This method not only ensures a uniform color distribution but also enhances the surface’s durability.  Once the concrete has cured, it undergoes a paste polishing process to achieve the desired gloss level, followed by treatment according to the standard Bomanite VitraFlor System. This approach eliminates the need for topically applied dyes or stains, offering a more robust and long-lasting finish.  The final product is a high-gloss, abrasion-resistant surface that is distinguished for its beauty and durability.

Bomanite Belcolore decorative concrete installed at Lee’s Summit High School, MO, by Musselman & Hall Contractors.

 

One of the standout features of the Bomanite Belcolore system is its superior abrasion resistance, which makes it ideal for high-traffic areas where longevity is key.  The range of color options available with the Bomanite Color Hardener is significantly broader than those offered by integrally colored concrete, allowing for customization and versatility in design.  This vast variety ensures that each project can achieve a unique aesthetic without sacrificing the structural integrity of the concrete.  Furthermore, the Bomanite Belcolore system is specifically designed for environments undergoing significant transformations, such as new buildings or extensive refurbishments, where a reliable and effective flooring solution is critical.  By integrating the color during the concrete’s initial placement and finishing stages, the system also streamlines the construction process, reducing additional steps and materials typically involved in achieving such high-quality results.

Bomanite Belcolore decorative concrete installed at Lee’s Summit High School, MO, by Musselman & Hall Contractors.

 

The application of the Bomanite Belcolore system offers numerous advantages for architects and builders looking to incorporate durable, architecturally pleasing decorative concrete surfaces in their projects.  Not only does the system provide a wide array of vibrant, intense color choices, but it also contributes to a more sustainable construction practice by eliminating the need for frequent repairs or replacements.  This method aligns with modern construction standards that prioritize both aesthetic appeal and environmental sustainability.  The ease of maintenance and the enduring quality of the finishes ensure that the installations remain attractive and functional for years to come.  As more construction and renovation projects seek innovative solutions that combine form and function, the Bomanite Belcolore system stands out as a leading choice for achieving superior, polished decorative concrete surfaces.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Bomanite Belcolore decorative concrete installed at Lee’s Summit High School, MO, by Musselman & Hall Contractors.Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC was awarded the 2023 Best Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Project GOLD Award.  The project planners and architects collaborated closely with Musselman & Hall, experts in decorative concrete applications, to ensure the material’s optimal use throughout the school’s hardscape, where durability meets design.  This partnership has facilitated a tailored approach, adapting the unique properties of Bomanite Belcolore to meet the specific needs of Lee’s Summit High School.  The installation process itself was a painstaking operation, focusing on achieving high-quality finishes that are both functional and visually appealing.  Musselman & Hall’s meticulous attention to detail guarantees that the renovated areas will stand the test of time while enhancing the overall educational experience.

Bomanite Belcolore decorative concrete installed at Lee’s Summit High School, MO, by Musselman & Hall Contractors.

Connecticut Bomanite Systems Sidewalks Modernize Museum

Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven, CT, features Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems installed by Connecticut Bomanite Systems.

 

Following the Yale Peabody Museum’s sesquicentennial anniversary in 2016, the Museum was delighted to announce a major renovation project, the first renovation of the space since 1925.  This initiative aims to reinvent the Peabody for the 21st century and beyond, cementing its status as a center for cutting-edge research, exceptional education, and awe-inspiring exhibitions.  From the skeletons of enormous dinosaurs to cultural artifacts spanning the globe, natural history collections are more than mere curiosities—they serve as the bedrock of our understanding of the natural world.  The construction and transformation, beginning in 2020, took over four years to complete.

Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven, CT, features Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems installed by Connecticut Bomanite Systems.

 

 

Yale University engaged Turner Construction Inc. as the General Contractor and Centerbrook Architects and Planners Centerbrook as the Project Designer.  Because of a long term relationship with the University, Connecticut Bomanite Systems was selected to create additional matching decorative concrete sidewalks connecting the museum building and terraces to the parking lot and to the previous work they did in the Sachem Woods Park.  In the beginning, Connecticut Bomanite Systems created more than 20 samples to get one that was finally chosen.  The result is a custom yellow/brown aggregate from New England and a custom integral color.

Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Blend Durability with Design

Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven, CT, features Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems installed by Connecticut Bomanite Systems.Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems are revitalizing the traditional decorative concrete industry with a fresh approach that incorporates cutting-edge systems, more durable products, and diverse mix designs.  This method marries the structural resilience needed in many construction applications with the aesthetic appeal that designers and homeowners covet.  Originally, exposed aggregate finishes were the understated yet practical choice, known for their unassuming, sometimes irregular appearance and tendency to lose visual appeal over time as the aggregates dislodged from the surface.

Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven, CT, features Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems installed by Connecticut Bomanite Systems.However, the landscape of decorative concrete has dramatically changed.  Leveraging advancements in technology and creative product development, Bomanite LLC has introduced innovative solutions that reimagine this classic decorative concrete technique.  Today, products like Bomanite Alloy, Bomanite Sandscape® Texture, Bomanite Sandscape Refined, and Bomanite Revealed™ offer an array of modernized mixes.  These options come with an extensive selection of colors, textures, and aggregate choices, ensuring that each installation is both unique and tailored to meet specific design visions and functional demands.  These new systems not only enhance the visual aspect of concrete but also improve its longevity and durability, making the finished product more appealing and reliable than before.

Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven, CT, features Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems installed by Connecticut Bomanite Systems.

 

In essence, Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems are transforming a once traditional method into a contemporary design staple.  With these advancements, Bomanite is positioned at the forefront of the industry, providing cost-effective and robust solutions for a wide range of design needs.  The modernized systems deliver on both aesthetic and functional levels, offering designers and architects the tools to unlock the full potential of concrete in any project.  Whether for commercial spaces, residential areas, or large-scale urban developments, Bomanite’s solutions exemplify how concrete can be both beautiful and brilliantly functional.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven, CT, features Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems installed by Connecticut Bomanite Systems.

For this project Connecticut Bomanite Systems received the 2023 Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project Honorable Mention.  Their concrete craftsmen focus on finding creative solutions to technical challenges in every project.  They have consistently met and surpassed expectations for all stakeholders, a testament to their enduring relationship with Yale University.  This long-standing partnership reflects their commitment to excellence and their ability to adapt and deliver distinguishing results.  They played a crucial role in the comprehensive project to reinvent the Peabody for the modern era and future generations, enhancing the experience for students, faculty, and visitors.

 

Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven, CT, features Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems installed by Connecticut Bomanite Systems.

 

Texas Bomanite Transforms Texas Bankers Association Flooring

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete at Texas Bankers Association in Austin, TX.Founded in 1885, the Texas Bankers Association is the first state banking association in the United States.  It is also the largest state-based banking trade organization in the country.  The Association focuses on member-centric policies, professional development, issue advocacy, and premier services.  Representing a diverse group of Texas banks including large and small, state and national, thrift, and community institutions, it is committed to community development. Its members play a crucial role in bolstering local economies and fortifying Texas communities, embodying their motto of “Strong Banks for Stronger Communities.”  To build a new ground-up Headquarters office building in Austin, TX, Texas Bankers Association contracted Beck Group as the main contractor, and utilized Beck Architecture as the project designer.  Texas Bomanite was chosen to realize the architect’s vision in decorative concrete throughout the lobby and the entrance to the building.

From Piece of Tile To Total Project

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite Modena TG decorative concrete at Texas Bankers Association in Austin, TX.This project was solely designed from a piece of tile that the architect wanted to use in the elevators and bathroom floor and wanted the decorative concrete flooring to match.  Over several months, many design meetings, and samples, Texas Bomanite created a white Bomanite Modena TG floor with #3-#5 Bomanite Blanco Mexicano aggregates.  Bomanite Modena is one of the Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems.  Texas Bomanite included 1/8″ zinc divider strips to break up the floor and tie into the silver finishes throughout the lobby.  The architect also wanted a seamless transition from the outside to the inside and Texas Bomanite added on a white Bomanite Revealed™ front entry with the same aggregates.  Bomanite Revealed™ is one of the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems.  This lobby was the genesis of many projects that showcase a continuous flooring from the inside of the building to the outside of the building created by concrete craftsmen at Texas Bomanite.

Project Presented Complex Challenges

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite Modena TG decorative concrete at Texas Bankers Association in Austin, TX.

 

Coordination was required between the structural engineer to place the sub slab control joints with the design intent in mind of the Bomanite Modena TG.  The project had hallways emanating from the central lobby and coordinating the pours so that the crew wouldn’t be trapped off of one end of the lobby also took some coordination. The service elevator and pedestrian elevators were all surrounded by Bomanite Modena TG so coordinating the pour schedule with the needs of continued construction throughout the building posed some painstaking planning.

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite Modena TG decorative concrete at Texas Bankers Association in Austin, TX.Texas Bomanite used all three of its divisions to complete this project.  The polish division performed all interior prep work, installation of zinc strips, and polishing of the Bomanite Modena TG.  The concrete division performed the installation of the Bomanite Modena TG and Bomanite Revealed™ decorative concrete, paying close attention that the large aggregates were tightly floated against all of the zinc strips, and against the exposed, curved concrete walls. The front entrance of the building is on a hill so creating and leveling the front steps and ADA ramp posed to be quite difficult.  The clean and seal division performed the exterior prep work and exposing and sealing of the Bomanite Revealed™.  Challenges also came with the existence of white concrete on a construction site.  Many methods of protection and coordination and collaboration with other trades were required to keep the finish white throughout the remainder of construction.  The zinc strips also posed challenges.  The Bomanite Modena TG had to be polished slowly and with white or neutral tooling to avoid staining the floor.  Texas Bomanite had to use various methods to remove the zinc shavings from the floor as they moved through the process.

Two Bomanite Systems Sustain Design Concept

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite Modena TG decorative concrete at Texas Bankers Association in Austin, TX.Using two Bomanite Systems to achieve the desired design concepts was necessary in this project.  Bomanite Modena TG is an engineered cementitious topping designed for bonding to cured concrete or prepared wood substrates.  Once set, this topping is ground to reveal internal aggregates and then polished to the desired gloss level, followed by a protective Bomanite stain-resistant seal or coating.  Key benefits include a wide range of colors, diverse aggregate options, superior durability, and a consistent surface appearance.  This makes it ideal for high-traffic areas in public buildings like airports, hospitals, government offices, and schools.  Bomanite Revealed™ is an architectural concrete that showcases decorative aggregates at varying exposure depths, bound within a unique binder on primed concrete.  This system employs preblended binders, light-fast pigments, specialized admixtures, and advanced application techniques to highlight the seeded aggregate.  Unlike typical surface-seeded installations, Bomanite Revealed™ achieves 100% exposure of the aggregate without any native sands marring the appearance.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite Modena TG decorative concrete at Texas Bankers Association in Austin, TX.Texas Bomanite has a renowned reputation for their expertise in decorative concrete craftsmanship, especially in creating seamless transitions throughout the entry from outdoor to indoor.  They were able to exceed the expectations of the project stakeholders.  The Texas Bankers Association project benefited from Texas Bomanite’s capabilities and expertise.  First impressions are crucial when entering a building, both for employees and potential tenants.  The Texas Bankers Association is set to make a stunning first impression for many years to come.

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite Modena TG decorative concrete at Texas Bankers Association in Austin, TX.

Musselman & Hall’s Bomanite Sandscape® Sandblasted at Midwest Transplant Memorial Plaza

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative sandblasted concrete on Midwest Transplant Memorial Plaza.

 

 

Since 1973, the Midwest Transplant Network (MTN) has been instrumental in connecting lives across Kansas and western Missouri.  Working as a not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) that is federally certified, MTN collaborates with organ, eye, and tissue donors and their families, along with hospitals and various professional partners.  Their efforts are aimed at extending legacies, offering hope, and saving lives.  Notably, MTN is ranked within the top 10% of OPOs in the United States.  Obviously, these can be very traumatic and stressful times for patients and families.  MTN needed a Memorial Plaza that provides a space for families to honor the donor heroes and the gift of donation.  McCownGordon, the main contractors on the project, and Hoefer Welker, the Project Designer chose Bomanite Licensee Musselman & Hall Contractors to install the decorative concrete plaza.

Project Specs Not Size Dictate Difficulty

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative sandblasted concrete on Midwest Transplant Memorial Plaza.

 

 

The choice of Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems was a perfect project decision.  Though relatively small in size at 740 SF, the project had a number of elements that made it complex.  The project featured Bomanite Sandscape® Texture with concentric, overlapping sandblasted rings to achieve a variance in color and texture.  The memorial plaza includes a sculpture foundation and a small water feature in the center of the plaza.  Along the plaza’s perimeter, five decorative concrete benches are strategically placed to provide a comfortable resting spot for families who spend time here.

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative sandblasted concrete on Midwest Transplant Memorial Plaza.

 

 

Musselman & Hall concrete craftsmen were concerned about achieving the distinct and consistent sandblast rings.  The sandblasting was further complicated by the circular pattern and detailed lines.  Musselman & Hall built custom cut plywood sandblast shields and used sandblast tape where the “infinity rings” overlapped.  The outcome is the creation of a stunning plaza, meticulously designed for the patients and their families.  This space serves as a peaceful retreat, where individuals can relax and find solace amidst their challenges, offering a serene environment that enhances their overall experience.

Enhancing Outdoor Spaces with Bomanite Sandscape® Texture

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative sandblasted concrete on Midwest Transplant Memorial Plaza.Bomanite Sandscape® Texture emerges as an innovative solution for outdoor environments, offering a distinctive alternative to traditional concrete finishes.  This advanced concrete solution is crafted through the use of specialized mix designs, additives, topical treatments, and precise application techniques.  It adeptly mimics the appearance of sand-blasted concrete, and it can also integrate specialized colored sands and aggregates larger than 3/8” in diameter.  The appeal of Bomanite Sandscape® Texture lies not only in its aesthetic resemblance to natural textures but also in its cost-effectiveness as a decorative concrete option.  This economical choice yields a monolithic concrete slab that boasts a low life-cycle cost, attributed to the surface’s pre-aged nature, making it a prudent selection for numerous projects.

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative sandblasted concrete on Midwest Transplant Memorial Plaza.Beyond its aesthetic appeal, Bomanite Sandscape® Texture is engineered for versatility and longevity, making it the perfect choice for a wide range of applications including plazas, walkways, shopping centers, educational facilities, and more.  The surface’s texture is not only consistent but also durable, offering a multitude of standard and custom options, including light-reflective formulations that mitigate the heat island effect.  When paired with various color and staining options, such as Bomanite Con-Color and Bomanite Chemical Stain, it allows for the creation of distinctive and resilient hardscapes.  The advanced technology behind Bomanite Sandscape® Texture caters to both aesthetic preferences and functional requirements, establishing it as an indispensable solution for contemporary outdoor design.

Compassionate Creative Concrete Design

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative sandblasted concrete on Midwest Transplant Memorial Plaza.This plaza is a sanctuary where the legacies of donor heroes are honored, and families find comfort and connection during times of profound loss and reflection.  The intricacies of the project—from the meticulous selection of materials to the careful crafting of sandblast rings—highlight the dedication of Musselman & Hall Contractors to achieving a finish that complements the sacredness of the site.  The result is a space that transcends its physical boundaries, becoming a beacon of hope and healing for the community. It showcases how decorative concrete can be elevated from a mere construction material to an integral part of landscape design that touches human lives.  As the Midwest Transplant Network continues its noble mission, the Memorial Plaza remains a tangible representation of their commitment to connecting lives, extending legacies, and fostering a community of support and remembrance.

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative sandblasted concrete on Midwest Transplant Memorial Plaza.

Bomanite Unveils Annual Decorative Concrete Awards Winners

Lights, camera, action!  Bomanite proudly presents the Annual Decorative Concrete Project Award winners!  The Bomanite Annual Conference was held in Orlando, FL, at Universal Studios, the last week in February which culminated with the Annual Banquet Dinner where the awards were presented.  Arguably one of the industry’s most coveted sets of awards, each year the Best-of-the-Best, the concrete craftsmen of the Bomanite Licensees, compete against each other for these awards.  Leading up to the awards evening, the week is filled with hands-on training in new techniques and products, and the exchange of ideas.

With vast knowledge and years of experience, these Bomanite craftsmen define decorative concrete.  Strong.  Durable.  Artistic.  Creative.  Bomanite Licensees work on anywhere from multimillion-dollar commercial projects to affordable residential housing, new builds, improvements, and everything in between.

Colorado Hardscapes installation at Adams County Veterans Memorial in Brighton, CO, earning the GRAND AWARD at the Bomanite Decorative Concrete Annual Awards.

 

Colorado Hardscapes received the GRAND AWARD – Bomanite Multiple Systems for their strikingly beautiful and masterful installation at Adams County Veterans Memorial in Brighton, CO, which honors each branch of the services.  Colorado Hardscapes’ dedication to excellence, innovation, and collaboration led to the creation of a truly unique and moving space that encompasses a range of decorative concrete products.  From the realistic look of the USS Colorado battleship to the intricate design of the Story Wall, every element of this Memorial reflects Colorado Hardscapes’ unwavering commitment to remembering those who served our country.  The multiple Bomanite Systems used were:

  1. Bomanite Imprint Systems – Running Bond Belgian Block, 6” Boardwalk, Sandstone Texture
  2. Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems – Bomanite Sandscape® Texture, Bomanite Sandscape Refined
  3. Bomanite Toppings Systems – MicroTop XT

 

Jeffco Concrete Contractors installed Bomanite Imprint at Croatian American Society Cultural Center in Bell Chase, LA, winning GOLD at the Bomanite Decorative Concrete Annual Awards.

 

 

Jeffco Concrete Contractors, Inc., received the Best Bomanite Imprint Systems Project GOLD AWARD for their captivatingly classy craftsmanship of Bomanite Imprinted decorative concrete using the Bomanite Small Random Slate pattern at the Croatian American Society Cultural Center in Bell Chase, LA.  The clients wanted an exterior space to host their numerous events.  Using Bomanite Coquina integral color with a Bomanite Nickel Gray release really ties in well with the rustic wood and stone to create this inviting exterior dining/event space.

Bomanite of Wisconsin installed Bomanite Grasscrete at Bellin Health in Green Bay, WI, to earn the Gold Award at the Bomanite Decorative Concrete Annual Awards.

 

 

Bomanite of Wisconsin received the Best Bomanite Pervious Concrete Systems Project GOLD AWARD for their installation at Bellin Health in Green Bay, WI.  This system is also known as Grasscrete.  It allows for more usable hard surface while still allowing emergency access around the building and yet permitting the drain-in-place functionality of pervious concrete, one of the many green benefits of Grasscrete.  Bomanite of Wisconsin took the extra step of polishing the finished concrete installation to provide the ultimate stakeholder satisfaction.

Jeffco Concrete Contractors installed Bomanite Toppings at Fort Rucker Training Support Facility in Fort Rucker, AL, receiving GOLD at the Bomanite Decorative Concrete Annual Awards.

 

 

Jeffco Concrete Contractors, Inc., was also awarded the Best Bomanite Toppings Systems Project GOLD AWARD for an Aviation Logo installation at Fort Rucker Training Support Facility in Fort Rucker, AL.  This 16′ logo was laid out by hand in a high traffic entry area in Ft. Rucker, AL, using a stencil and five Bomanite Micro-Top XT color matched colors.  The logo was installed in the middle of August at nearly 100 degrees outside, a unique challenge unto itself.  This installation gives the building’s entry court an added touch of vivid color that is destined to instill a sense of pride.

Musselman and Hall Contractors installed Bomanite Polishing at Lee’s Summit High School in Lee’s Summit, MO, winning GOLD at the Bomanite Decorative Concrete Annual Awards.

 

 

Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC, was awarded the Best Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Project GOLD AWARD for a beautiful decorative concrete installation at Lee’s Summit High School in Lee’s Summit, MO.  The project was completed in numerous phases and stretched from Nov 2021 to July 2023.  Some of the stair treads were cast and stored for over a year before being installed.  The project included an expansive installation of Bomanite Belcolore system throughout the public spaces and thoroughfares.  This project also utilized precast stair elements with monolithic tread and riser matching the flooring.  Installing the Belcolore finish on a large scale as well as in the precast treads were both charting in new territory not just for Musselman & Hall, but seemingly anywhere.

Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Exposed Aggregate at Children’s Valley Hospital in Fresno, CA, and was awarded GOLD at the Bomanite Decorative Concrete Annual Awards.

 

 

Heritage Bomanite captured the Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project GOLD AWARD for their decorative concrete installation at Valley Children’s Hospital – Phase 5, in Fresno, CA.  This entire project is special to the owner and everyone who was involved.  It provides visiting families with a place to relax and rest whilst dealing with in many cases a deeply stressful and difficult time.  The new entrance has brought a new lease of life back to the front of the building, making it a much more welcoming place for small children to visit because of the cast in place decorative concrete hearts and flowers.

We’d like to thank all the Bomanite licensed contractors who submitted entries for this year’s award contest.  The Bomanite Decorative Concrete Annual Project Awards has been a tradition for more than 50 years for Bomanite Licensed Contractors to submit their outstanding projects.  Bomanite Licensees compete among the best of the best to be recognized for their hard work and creative talents.  The winners are announced at the Bomanite Annual Conference, held in various cities from year to year.  This is a taste of artwork and craftsmanship in the decorative concrete market that can be achieved by the Bomanite network of decorative concrete craftsmen.  Additional awards were given for Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention categories.  Please take a look at the award-winning projects.

2023 List of Bomanite Award Winners

Bomanite Imprint Systems

  • GOLD:  Jeffco Concrete Contractors, Inc. – Croatian American Society Cultural Center – Belle Chase, LA – Bomacron Pattern: Small Random Slate

 

Bomanite Pervious Concrete Systems

  • GOLD: Bomanite of Wisconsin – Bellin Health – Green Bay, WI – Bomanite Pervious Concrete Systems – Grasscrete®

 

Bomanite Toppings Systems

  • BRONZE: Heritage Bomanite – Ferguson Residence – Lemoore, CA – Thin-Set Overlay
  • SILVER: Carolina Bomanite Corporation – Statesville Christian School – Statesville, NC – Bomanite Micro-Top XT
  • GOLD: Jeffco Concrete Contractors, Inc. – Fort Rucker Training Support Facility – Aviation Logo – Fort Rucker, AL – Bomanite Micro-Top XT

 

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems

  • HONORABLE MENTION: Musselman & Hall Contractors – Hallmark Corporate Offices – Kansas City, MO – Bomanite Modena SL
  • BRONZE: Texas Bomanite – Texas Bankers Association – Austin, TX – Bomanite Modena TG
  • SILVER: Musselman & Hall Contractors – John Diemer Elementary – Overland Park, KS – Bomanite Renaissance
  • GOLD: Musselman & Hall – Lee’s Summit High School – Lee’s Summit, MO – Bomanite Belcolore

 

Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems

  • HONORABLE MENTION: Connecticut Bomanite Systems – Yale Peabody Museum – New Haven, CT – Bomanite Sandscape® Texture
  • HONORABLE MENTION: Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. – Murphy Residence – Tulsa, OK – Antico
  • BRONZE: Bomanite Toronto – Hanson Trail – Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada – Bomanite Sandscape® Texture
  • SILVER: Musselman & Hall Contractors – Kansas City International Airport – North Plaza – Kansas City, MO – Bomanite Sandscape® Texture
  • GOLD: Heritage Bomanite – Valley Children’s Hospital – Phase 5 – Fresno, CA – Bomanite Sandscape® Texture / Bomanite Sandscape Refined / Bomanite Revealed

 

Bomanite Multiple Systems

  • GRAND AWARD: Colorado Hardscapes – Adams County Veterans Memorial – Brighton, CO – Bomanite Imprint Systems – Bomanite Running Bond Belgian Block, Bomanite 6” Boardwalk, Bomanite Sandstone Texture / Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems – Bomanite Sandscape® Texture, Bomanite Sandscape Refined / Bomanite Toppings Systems – Bomanite Micro-Top XT

 

 

Connecticut Bomanite Constructs Country Club Decorative Concrete

Sleepy Hollow Country Club features Bomanite Imprint Systems using Bomanite English Sidewalk Slate pattern on patios and sidewalks.Nestled within the storied landscapes of America, Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Briarcliff Manor, NY, carries the distinction of being one of the nation’s oldest country clubs.  This prestigious club, steeped in history, faced the delicate challenge of updating its facilities without compromising its venerable heritage.  Connecticut Bomanite Systems rose to the occasion, partnering with Viking Construction and the club to reimagine its patios and sidewalks.  Their mission was to integrate the new with the old harmoniously, ensuring that the fresh concrete work would complement, rather than overshadow, the club’s rich past.  The club chose Bomanite Imprint Systems consisting of a 10,287 SF saw cut into a 4’x4′ pattern of Bomanite English Sidewalk Slate with seal gray CH field and flamed granite with gunmetal gray CH border.  This choice was emblematic of a commitment to preserving the club’s character while embracing modernity and resilience.

Bomanite Imprint Integrates Tradition

Sleepy Hollow Country Club features Bomanite Imprint Systems using Bomanite English Sidewalk Slate pattern on patios and sidewalks.The versatility of Bomanite Imprint Systems played a pivotal role in this endeavor.  With over 400 unique patterns, textures, and color schemes at their disposal, Sleepy Hollow Country Club was empowered to select a design that resonated with its historical essence while providing an updated and durable surface.  This custom-tailored solution ensured that the new additions would stand the test of time, both aesthetically and functionally.  The project was not just about renovation; it was about bridging eras, crafting spaces that honor the past while welcoming the future.  Connecticut Bomanite Systems has the expertise and the trained decorative concrete artisans to bring that vision to reality.

Sleepy Hollow Country Club features Bomanite Imprint Systems using Bomanite English Sidewalk Slate pattern on patios and sidewalks.

 

 

Durability is a hallmark of the Bomanite Imprint Systems, a feature that was put to the test during the filming of an episode of “Law and Order” at the club.  The production’s rigorous demands, involving heavy equipment and constant foot traffic, posed no threat to the newly installed pathways and patios.  This resilience is a testament to Bomanite’s innovative approach to decorative concrete design, utilizing molds derived from natural materials like stone and wood, as well as more unconventional elements such as metal and plastic.  This adaptability ensures that each project can be as unique as the client’s imagination, incorporating custom images, logos, and textures to create a truly personalized space.

Bomanite Builds Beautiful Legacy

Sleepy Hollow Country Club features Bomanite Imprint Systems using Bomanite English Sidewalk Slate pattern on patios and sidewalks.Adding to the aesthetic and functional benefits of the Bomanite Imprint Systems is the Bomacron series, which introduces an additional layer of texture and depth.  This cast-in-place, colored, and imprinted concrete offers an intricate level of detail, providing a tactile quality that enhances the visual appeal.  The result is a seamless integration of new and old, where innovation meets tradition.  Sleepy Hollow Country Club’s decision to employ these advanced Bomanite decorative concrete solutions reflects a broader commitment to maintaining its historical integrity while ensuring its facilities meet the highest standards of quality and durability.  This project stands as a beacon of how heritage and progress can coexist, creating spaces that are both beautiful and built to last.

 

Sleepy Hollow Country Club features Bomanite Imprint Systems using Bomanite English Sidewalk Slate pattern on patios and sidewalks.

 

Architectural Concrete & Design’s Courtyard Creation at Utah State Board of Education

Architectural Concrete & Design installed Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete at Utah State Board of Education.In July 2022, the Utah State Board of Education, in Salt Lake City, UT, witnessed a remarkable transformation of its courtyard, a project that not only redefined its outdoor space but also set a new standard for design innovation.  Bomanite Licensee Architectural Concrete & Design, a firm renowned for its expertise in architectural decorative concrete, took on the challenge to install a new courtyard with Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems using Bomanite Sandscape® Texture.  This project was unique in its approach, employing two pours of two integral colors – Bomanite Coloration Concentrate “Dark Gray DM” and “Pewter DM” – to create a visually striking and highly functional outdoor area.  The goal was not merely to renovate the existing space but to elevate it into a modern, aesthetically pleasing, and multi-functional courtyard.  Working with an in-house design team, Architectural Concrete & Design envisioned a space that could seamlessly blend with the architectural ethos of the USBE building while introducing an element of contemporary elegance.  The decision to use Bomanite Sandscape® Texture in two contrasting colors was driven by a desire to create a dynamic and engaging environment that could inspire creativity and tranquility.

Two-Phase Pour Precision and Expertise

Architectural Concrete & Design installed Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete at Utah State Board of Education.The installation process is a testament to Architectural Concrete & Design’s mastery and concrete craftsmanship.  The project was executed in two phases to accommodate the two-color scheme.  Precision was key, as the team of concrete artisans meticulously planned the pours to ensure sharp, clean lines between the colors, achieving a seamless transition that visually expanded the space.  One of the significant challenges faced during the installation was maintaining the integrity of the design amidst the logistical complexities of executing two separate pours, creating an intricate interplay of shades that added depth and dimension to the courtyard.  This project has not only enhanced the aesthetic and functional value of the courtyard but also demonstrated the potential of architectural concrete to bring design visions to life.

 

Durability Meets Design

Architectural Concrete & Design installed Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete at Utah State Board of Education.One of the project’s core considerations was selecting a material that could withstand the rigors of Utah’s climate while maintaining its visual integrity.  Bomanite Sandscape® Texture, known for its durability, low maintenance, and the ability to incorporate multiple colors into the design, can withstand the rigors of high foot traffic and provides a non-skid surface.  It was an ideal choice, ensuring that the courtyard would remain a vibrant and inviting space for years to come.  It is now a visually appealing outdoor space and a picturesque setting for photos of smiling award recipients.  Architectural Concrete & Design, through their creative use of Bomanite Sandscape® Texture and meeting design goals, has showcased the transformative power of architectural decorative concrete.  This project stands as a beacon of modern design, inspiring future projects to push the boundaries of creativity and functionality.

Architectural Concrete & Design installed Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete at Utah State Board of Education.

Musselman and Hall Lay Lavendar Concrete Ribbon

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete at Mosaic Life Care Center Ribbon Pavilion.Mosaic Life Care, located in St. Joseph, MO, has unveiled a state-of-the-art cancer center, offering comprehensive treatment services in a single, 25,000-square-foot facility.  This eliminates the need for patients to travel between multiple buildings for care.  The center features a spacious chemotherapy infusion room with panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake, a healing garden, and the walking trail system leading to the Ribbon Walk Pavilion.  Designed to be warm and inviting, diverging from a traditional hospital setting, the center boasts a $22 million design inspired by Mayo Clinic facilities.  It serves as a premier world-class destination for cancer care in the region, fostering a healing environment.  Patients have convenient access to various services within a mere short walk, including Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Labs, Social Services, spiritual care, massage care, acupuncture care, the pharmacy, the chemotherapy infusion room, and a special boutique and salon for patients experiencing hair loss – all in one place.

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete at Mosaic Life Care Center Ribbon Pavilion.To bring their vision to life, Mosaic Life Center contracted Lehr Construction as the main contractor and Creal Clark & Seifert was chosen as the designer for the project.  They selected Bomanite Licensee Musselman and Hall Contractors, LLC to install the decorative concrete in the Ribbon Walk Pavilion.  This portion of the project consisted of approximately 700 SF of Bomanite Revealed system, part of the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems, in two shades of a custom “lavender” integral color.  Bomanite developed the design control samples for the project.  Total project duration from design development through completion of construction took nearly one year.  Color #1 is a white base Bomanite Revealed with a #1 purple glass.  Color #2 is a white base Bomanite Revealed with a #1 crystal clear glass.

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete at Mosaic Life Care Center Ribbon Pavilion.The lavender color ribbon is the universal symbol that represents “all types of cancer”.  Musselman and Hall also installed the seat wall and pavers surrounding the Ribbon Walk Pavilion.  The lavender Ribbon Walk is dedicated to patients who have courageously fought cancer and is a reminder that we can give hope to conquering this disease through support and advocacy.  This lavender Ribbon Walk stands as a tribute to the valiant individuals who have battled cancer, embodying a symbol of hope and a commitment to defeating this illness through continued support and advocacy.  Positioned on the walking trail adjacent to the Cancer Center, on the northwest corner of the Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph, Medical Center campus, the Cancer Ribbon Walk is a place of remembrance and honor.  Here, individual pavers are laid, each one representing a heartfelt tribute to someone who has been affected by cancer, either as a commemoration of their brave fight or in memory of those dearly missed.

Bomanite Revealed Raises Result Standard

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete at Mosaic Life Care Center Ribbon Pavilion.Bomanite Revealed is an architectural exposed concrete with varying exposure depths using decorative aggregates that are bound in a unique binder and applied to primed concrete.  The Bomanite Revealed System utilizes preblended binders, light fast pigments, specialized admixtures, topical treatments, and advanced application procedures to produce a finished product that showcases the seeded aggregate.  Unlike most surface seeded installations, Bomanite Revealed provides 100% exposure of the decorative aggregate with no native sands detracting from the finished appearance.

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete at Mosaic Life Care Center Ribbon Pavilion.The final product is unique alternate to other decorative concrete finishes while producing a monolithic concrete slab with a low life cycle cost due to the pre-aged nature of the surface.  Bomanite Revealed is suited for exterior applications—anywhere that improved wear resistance for light to moderate-duty vehicular or foot traffic combined with an architectural finish is necessary.  Due to the use of the Bomanite Revealed binder, these highly durable surfaces are available in a multitude of standard and custom options, including cost effective light-reflective formulations that will not require the use of white cement to reduce heat island effect.  Bomanite Revealed is intended for both new construction and major renovation projects.  Topically applied products such as Bomanite Con-Color and Bomanite Chemical Stain are compatible with Bomanite Revealed.

 

Musselman and Hall Takes Time Essential for Excellence

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete at Mosaic Life Care Center Ribbon Pavilion.Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC specializes in addressing significant architectural concrete needs for commercial projects.  Their team of decorative concrete craftsmen takes pride in collaborating with architects, landscape architects, owners, and engineers, proactively addressing design and construction challenges. This collaborative approach leads to inventive solutions, carefully choosing the most suitable product for each application by balancing factors like aesthetics, durability, cost, scheduling, and logistics.  Design control samples were critical to the success of this project, and the necessary time and effort was taken to get it perfect.

Musselman and Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete at Mosaic Life Care Center Ribbon Pavilion.