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Concrete Arts Achieves Award for Steps

Concrete Arts installed Bomanite Regular Slate Texture decorative concrete on residential backyard steps in Hudson, WI.When a homeowner purchased a home overlooking beautiful Lake Mallalieu in Hudson, WI, the backyard steep hill down to the lake became an immediate issue.  There was a compelling need for mobility accessible access to the lake, as well as the existing old timber and paver stair system was falling apart.  Craig Primoli of Yardmasters Landscapes & Nursery was hired as the Project Designer.  The architect selected for the project not only specified a trolley system to meet the mobility accessible requirements but also wanted a set of concrete steps to provide longevity and more stability, while creating a safer option for the homeowner.  Bomanite Licensee Concrete Arts was chosen to install decorative concrete and bring the vision of the planners to life.

Concrete Arts installed Bomanite Regular Slate Texture decorative concrete on residential backyard steps in Hudson, WI.

 

Concrete Arts came in and laid out the outside forms and established the elevations.  A series of 18-inch diameter and 6-foot-deep frost footings were excavated and poured for stability.  The forms for the riser system were then installed and the pouring was scheduled.  There are 49 risers in the stair system.  Bomanite Slate Gray Integral Color was used with a custom form liner for the steps to make the edges look like rocks, and Bomacron Regular Slate Texture, part of the Bomanite Imprint Systems, was used for the flat surfaces.  Together, these techniques created a one-of-a-kind stair system that is strikingly beautiful yet functional.

Bomanite Imprint Systems Not Limited by Imagination

Concrete Arts installed Bomanite Regular Slate Texture decorative concrete on residential backyard steps in Hudson, WI.Bomanite Imprint Systems deliver durable, cast-in-place concrete flooring and paving solutions, providing a unique architectural flair that is resilient against heavy traffic and various environmental challenges.  For over fifty years, these systems have offered an extensive selection of colors, textures, and patterns to both homeowners and designers, all at a cost significantly lower than conventional materials.  With more than 100 patterns and numerous custom tooling choices, along with a broad range of standard and custom color options, Bomanite Imprint Systems ensures versatility.  Available textures include those resembling natural elements like slate, granite, limestone, sandstone, cobblestone, and used brick.  For architectural paving that stands out, Bomanite Imprint Systems are the unparalleled choice.

Bomanite Licensees Lift Project Expectations

Concrete Arts installed Bomanite Regular Slate Texture decorative concrete on residential backyard steps in Hudson, WI.

 

Since its inception in 1993, Concrete Arts has earned a distinguished reputation in the field of architectural concrete, serving a broad spectrum of projects throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota.  Catering to both commercial and residential clients, their unmatched technical expertise, a hallmark of the Bomanite Licensee network, is paired with superior customer service to guarantee top-quality products, processes, and workmanship for every undertaking.  Recognized as a reliable partner by owners, architects, contractors, and landscape architects, Concrete Arts is celebrated for the long-lasting value its decorative concrete brings to various projects.  Their foundation in deep technical knowledge enables them to offer innovative, tailor-made, and practical solutions that are delivered within budget and schedule constraints.  Their showroom, showcasing a wide array of samples, provides designers, builders, and clients a chance to explore the endless possibilities offered by decorative concrete.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Concrete Arts installed Bomanite Regular Slate Texture decorative concrete on residential backyard steps in Hudson, WI.

 

Concrete Arts earned the 2022 Silver Award for Best Bomanite Imprint Systems Project.  Because of the sheer steepness of the hill being worked on, this project presented its own exceptional set of challenges.  The trained concrete craftsmen at Concrete Arts pride themselves in having created a company culture of commitment, and thus they accept these types of challenges with the knowledge they can create innovative, customized, functional solutions.  The stunning results of this project far exceeded the expectations of all stakeholders involved.

 

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Decorative concrete steps featuring Bomanite Regular Slate Texture installed in Hudson, WI, by Concrete Arts. ` BEFORE: Decorative concrete steps featuring Bomanite Regular Slate Texture installed in Hudson, WI, by Concrete Arts.

Heritage Bomanite Renders Restaurant Radiance in Fresno

Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Patène Artectura decorative concrete for Saizon Restaurant in Fresno, CA.This project started with the name NX Restaurant but was renamed before opening to Saizon Restaurant located in The Row at Heritage Grove shopping center at Willows and Shepherd Avenues in NE Fresno.  Billed as Napa Valley meets Mexico, it specializes in a contemporary American cuisine with Mexican influences and a distinct California point of view.  However, the menu is not the only attraction to this popular restaurant.  The ambience feels like you have been transported out of Fresno to a big city restaurant with an upscale feel yet maintaining incomparable hospitality that is the hallmark of Fresno.

Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Patène Artectura decorative concrete for Saizon Restaurant in Fresno, CA.

 

 

The main contractor of the project was Fresno Sierra Contractors and the designated designer was Studio UN LTD.  Because of their long history of exemplary installations and their proven ability to complete complicated design plans, Heritage Bomanite was chosen to install the decorative concrete flooring.  Working closely with the designer and the owner, Bomanite Patène Artectura, part of the Bomanite Toppings Systems, was specifically selected to realize the vision of the design team.

Stained Concrete Creates Ocean Lapping Sandy Beach

Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Patène Artectura decorative concrete for Saizon Restaurant in Fresno, CA.The project was new construction of a new Restaurant.  First, Heritage Bomanite had to grind and prime the area.  Secondly, they installed Brass Terrazzo strips with incredible accuracy to make sure they looked like continuous lengths.  Heritage Bomanite then installed the Bomanite Patène Artectura decorative concrete.  Polishing was completed once an Artist had applied the concrete stain to create the ocean effect lapping on to a sandy beach.  Finding the right level of shine and sand beach effect, using several applications of sealer, to the satisfaction of all project stakeholders, was one of the most difficult aspects of the project.

Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Patène Artectura decorative concrete for Saizon Restaurant in Fresno, CA.

 

 

The use of custom colors by Heritage Bomanite, and an Artist working with concrete stain, has created a truly unique decorative concrete flooring that is exclusive to this restaurant.  The bar area features the Artist’s concrete stain simulating the gentle motion of ocean waves washing over a sandy beach and generates an exceptional environment not often seen successfully created in concrete.  The talented concrete craftmanship of the Heritage Bomanite crew allowed everything to seamlessly flow together.

Bomanite Patène Artectura Artistic Concrete Canvas

Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Patène Artectura decorative concrete for Saizon Restaurant in Fresno, CA.Bomanite Patène Artectura presents a revolutionary coloration system that redefines concrete surfaces as an artistic canvas, enabling the creation of diverse and unique design statements.  This innovative system is ideal for those looking to mimic natural textures like sun-bleached flagstone or the sophisticated appearance of fine Italian marble.  Bomanite Patène Artectura offers a wide array of design possibilities, enabling the crafting of distinct and one-of-a-kind floors that are not only visually appealing but also durable and simple to maintain. This system of specialized coloring techniques empowers you to transform mundane concrete projects into captivating works of art, filled with creative effects and personalized touches.

Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Patène Artectura decorative concrete for Saizon Restaurant in Fresno, CA.Bomanite Patène Artectura is not just about aesthetic enhancement; it’s also a practical and cost-effective solution for upgrading plain, grey concrete into stunning, artistic masterpieces.  Whether the setting is indoors or outdoors, residential, or commercial, or involves new construction or retrofitting, Bomanite Patène Artectura adapts seamlessly to your needs.  Its versatility surpasses that of traditional concrete treatments, making it an ideal choice for a variety of projects.  Additionally, Bomanite Patène Artectura can be effortlessly integrated with other concrete systems, such as Bomanite Imprint Systems, Bomanite Toppings Systems, Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems, or precast elements.  This integration fosters the creation of architectural concrete that is not only functional but also visually striking and breathtaking.

The broad spectrum of applications for Bomanite Patène Artectura is remarkable.  It’s perfectly suited for a tranquil residential entryway, a sleek commercial countertop, or a bustling restaurant floor, accommodating any project requirement.  With Bomanite Patène Artectura, you gain access to a virtually unlimited range of options that align with any design vision and budget. This flexibility and diversity in application mean that every project can be tailored to meet specific aesthetic and functional needs, resulting in spaces that are not only unique but also reflect a high standard of craftsmanship and creativity.  Bomanite Patène Artectura is truly a game-changer in the realm of decorative concrete, offering unparalleled opportunities for innovation and artistic expression in concrete design.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Heritage Bomanite received the 2022 Gold Award for Best Bomanite Toppings Systems Project.  For over 45 years, Heritage Bomanite has exemplified excellence in cast-in-place decorative concrete, focusing intently on quality through meticulous attention to detail.  This project showcased the professionalism and the skilled decorative concrete craftsmanship of the Heritage Bomanite crew.  Diners at this restaurant, for years to come, will enjoy not only the food but the ambiance enhanced by the beautiful concrete flooring.

 

Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Patène Artectura decorative concrete for Saizon Restaurant in Fresno, CA. ` Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Patène Artectura decorative concrete for Saizon Restaurant in Fresno, CA. ` Heritage Bomanite installed Bomanite Patène Artectura decorative concrete for Saizon Restaurant in Fresno, CA.

Musselman and Hall Revitalizes Riverfront in Omaha

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.The Omaha RiverFront Revitalization Project aims to rejuvenate a 72-acre urban parkland area along the Missouri River.  This initiative involved the transformation of three previously underused parks, namely Gene Leahy Mall, Heartland of America, and Lewis and Clark Landing, into new attractions for the local and regional community.  By enhancing accessibility to the river and creating inviting outdoor spaces, the RiverFront Revitalization project will strengthen connections within the city.  These three parks will not only offer improved access to downtown Omaha but also promote environmental sustainability and support economic growth.

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.The RiverFront’s realization was made possible through the generosity of the community.  An exceptional public-private partnership played a crucial role in financing the $325 million project.  The City of Omaha contributed $50 million, with the remaining funds coming from local philanthropists.  This collaborative approach ensured the project’s prompt execution and represented a significant investment in the city’s future.  While the City of Omaha owns The RiverFront, its private management falls under the responsibility of the Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA).  MECA oversees day-to-day operations, and maintenance at The RiverFront while providing supervision of park activities and security measures.

Bomanite Revealed Revamps Existing Walls and Stairs

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.

 

The Main Contractor selected for the massive project was Kiewit Infrastructure Co.  Bomanite Licensee Musselman & Hall Contractors worked with landscape architecture firm, OJB Landscape Architecture, to develop the basis of design and samples for assorted park hardscape finishes.  Musselman & Hall was selected to install over 8,200 SF of Bomanite Revealed™ bonded overlay over existing walls and stairs.  The process took significant planning and sampling to develop the appropriate installation methods and processes.  Musselman & Hall also installed other cast-in-place walls with a Bomanite Sandscape® finish to match the revealed overlay.  The challenging complexity for this project was the depth of difficulty.  Dan Kroesen, Vice President of Musselman & Hall said, “This project challenged us to think and work creatively to build a project we take great pride in.”

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.

 

 

 

In this project Musselman & Hall used Brass colored Bomanite Revealed™ in the appropriate dosage.  They also utilized Bomanite Surface Deactivator.  The depth of etch used was Standard Sand Etch.  White Bomanite Revealed™ was used for the “white” overlay.  Musselman & Hall created a cohesive look and feel to the many disparate locations throughout the overall project.

 

Architectural Exposed Concrete Creates Exceptional Results

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.Bomanite Revealed™ Systems, part of the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems, offer an innovative approach to architectural exposed concrete. This decorative concrete solution features a captivating blend of decorative aggregates firmly bound by a unique binder, skillfully applied to primed concrete surfaces.  To achieve this exceptional result, Bomanite Revealed™ relies on preblended binders, lightfast pigments, specialized admixtures, specialized topical treatments, and advanced application techniques that highlight the seeded aggregate.

 

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.Unlike typical surface-seeded installations, Bomanite Revealed™ ensures a 100% exposure of the decorative aggregate, with no native sands to distract from its finished appearance.  The end product stands out as a distinctive alternative to other decorative concrete finishes, all while delivering a monolithic concrete surface with a low life cycle cost due to its pre-aged surface characteristics.

 

Bomanite Revealed™ is suited for exterior applications, where improved wear resistance against light to moderate-duty vehicular or foot traffic, along with an architectural finish, is essential. Thanks to the Bomanite Revealed binder, these surfaces offer outstanding durability and come in a wide range of standard and custom options. Additionally, cost-effective light-reflective formulations are available, eliminating the need for white cement to mitigate the heat island effect.

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.Musselman & Hall received the highly sought after 2022 GRAND AWARD for Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project.  With more than a century of construction heritage, and an incomparable reputation in the decorative concrete sphere, it is not by chance that Musselman & Hall was chosen to bring to life the vision of all the stakeholders of this project.  Their highly skilled concrete craftsmen created a series of outdoor spaces that are destined to be an integral and valuable asset to life in Omaha for many years into the future.

Musselman & Hall installed Bomanite Revealed decorative concrete on existing stairs and walls in Omaha, NE.

 

Texas Bomanite Installs Beautiful Bomanite Custom Polished Concrete to Enhance Cutting Edge Design

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems were utilized in the Hines office space at The Stack Deep Ellum and were perfect to provide a custom polished flooring surface with durability and beauty.

 

 

The Stack Deep Ellum is a 16-story mixed-use building located in the Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas, Texas.  It features 14,000 square feet of street-front retail space and nearly 200,000 square feet of state-of-the-art office space.  The building’s design is edgy and innovative, while providing function and blending seamlessly with the energetic vibe of the neighborhood.

 

International real estate firm, Hines, is part of the team that developed The Stack and now occupies 11,000 square feet of prime office space, a natural move for them as they created the building to foster collaboration and creativity.

Bomanite Custom Polished Concrete Provides Durability and Boosts Beauty

 

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems were utilized in the Hines office space at The Stack Deep Ellum and were perfect to provide a custom polished flooring surface with durability and beauty. ` Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems were utilized in the Hines office space at The Stack Deep Ellum and were perfect to provide a custom polished flooring surface with durability and beauty.

 

Bomanite Licensee Texas Bomanite was asked by Balfour Beatty Construction to provide Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems decorative concrete flooring throughout the hallways of The Stack’s 16th floor office space, including a central café area called “The Hub”.  Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor and Bomanite Patène Teres custom polished concrete to create the stunning flooring surfaces.

 

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems were utilized in the Hines office space at The Stack Deep Ellum and were perfect to provide a custom polished flooring surface with durability and beauty. ` Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems were utilized in the Hines office space at The Stack Deep Ellum and were perfect to provide a custom polished flooring surface with durability and beauty.

 

The Bomanite VitraFlor system consists of initial grinding, chemical hardening with Bomanite Stabilizer Pro, and honing and polishing with protection from Bomanite VitraFinish.  Bomanite Patène Teres uses Bomanite Chemical Stains and Bomanite Concrete Dyes to color fully cured concrete as part of the polishing process and for this project was utilized in conjunction with Bomanite Concrete Dye.  This project included 4,615 SF of polished concrete at a 400-grit finish in the hallways and 680 SF with pattern, scoring, and dye in The Hub.  The design in The Hub consisted of a geometric triangle pattern in two different shades of Bomanite Black Orchid Concrete Dye.  Bomanite custom polished concrete was selected so that the office space would uphold beauty while maintaining durability against the high foot traffic expected in the office.

 

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems were utilized in the Hines office space at The Stack Deep Ellum and were perfect to provide a custom polished flooring surface with durability and beauty. ` Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems were utilized in the Hines office space at The Stack Deep Ellum and were perfect to provide a custom polished flooring surface with durability and beauty.

 

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Texas Bomanite created a surface that is practical and purposeful, provides durability and versatility, and complements the edgy and innovative style throughout the space.  The stellar execution and quality of work by Texas Bomanite earned them the 2022 Bronze Award for Best Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems Project.  The office space was complete and ready for visitors in a little over 6 months and Texas Bomanite enjoyed working alongside a great crew while providing a strong, durable flooring surface inside The Stack.

 

Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems were utilized in the Hines office space at The Stack Deep Ellum and were perfect to provide a custom polished flooring surface with durability and beauty. ` Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems were utilized in the Hines office space at The Stack Deep Ellum and were perfect to provide a custom polished flooring surface with durability and beauty.

Bomanite of Tulsa Transforms Tulsa Tech’s Entrance

Bomanite of Tulsa installed Bomanite Granite Setts imprinted decorative concrete pavement at Tulsa Tech in Tulsa, OK.

 

In 1965, the inaugural Tulsa Tech campus was established on 40 acres with only a handful of buildings, driven by the vision of improving the lives of upcoming generations of Oklahomans.  Today, after more than half a century, this campus has become the primary hub for Tulsa Tech’s healthcare career training, the cultivation of skills for future engineering students preparing for college, and the education of students in conventional trades such as construction, electrical work, welding, and various other vocational disciplines.

Bomanite of Tulsa installed Bomanite Granite Setts imprinted decorative concrete pavement at Tulsa Tech in Tulsa, OK.

 

 

The Tulsa Technology Center, Lemley Memorial Campus embarked on Phase III of construction that encompassed a comprehensive Entry Package, including a roundabout, pavement, parking lots, and sidewalks and building entryways.  Flintco LLC was selected as the Main Contractor for the project and they used Timber Wolf Excavating as the Sub-Contractor.  Bomanite of Tulsa was chosen to create the architectural design concept of over 21 thousand square feet of decorative concrete for the Entry Package.  Bomanite of Tulsa completed their portion of the project in 2022.

Bomanite Granite Setts Set Standard for Cobblestone Look

Bomanite of Tulsa installed Bomanite Granite Setts imprinted decorative concrete pavement at Tulsa Tech in Tulsa, OK.

 

The TTC Lemley Phase III Entry Package decorative concrete project included various Bomanite Systems.  Most prominent was the Bomanite Imprint Systems concrete pavement using 11,120 square feet of Bomacron Pattern Granite Setts in 6” x 6” size.  The definition of a Sett is a small rectangular paving block made of stone, such as granite, used to provide a durable road surface, like a cobblestone, but in this instance, it is architectural, concrete.  The coloration for this installation utilized Bomanite Coal Gray Color Hardener and Bomanite Cobblestone Gray Release Agent.

Bomanite of Tulsa installed Bomanite Granite Setts imprinted decorative concrete pavement at Tulsa Tech in Tulsa, OK.

 

In addition to the imprinted concrete installation, two Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems were also used.   The first consisted of 8,817 square feet of Bomanite Sandscape Refined decorative concrete pavement installed in the Bomanite Coquina color.  The second of the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems installed was 1,352 square feet of Bomanite Alloy pavement in the Bomanite Café au Lait color.  Bomanite Alloy utilizes advanced application procedures to produce a finished product that showcases the seeded aggregate, with a low life cycle cost due to the pre-aged nature of the surface.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Bomanite of Tulsa installed Bomanite Granite Setts imprinted decorative concrete pavement at Tulsa Tech in Tulsa, OK.Established in 2002, Bomanite of Tulsa has garnered a well-deserved reputation for its excellence in crafting architectural concrete through the cast-in-place method.  For this project, Bomanite of Tulsa received the coveted 2022 Bronze Award for Best Bomanite Imprint Systems Project.  The hallmark of working with Bomanite of Tulsa lies in their collaborative and transparent communication approach.  Their decorative concrete artisans take pride in delivering concrete products that not only endure but also maintain a remarkable appearance over time.  Bomanite of Tulsa is dedicated to comprehending the unique challenges and opportunities associated with each project, crafting concrete solutions that are not only aesthetically suitable but also cost-effective and durable.  Their team seamlessly integrates with clients to visualize and actualize superior construction quality while adhering to project budget and schedule constraints.  Students, Faculty, and visitors will enjoy the beauty of this project for a lifetime.

 

Bomanite of Tulsa installed Bomanite Granite Setts imprinted decorative concrete pavement at Tulsa Tech in Tulsa, OK. ` Bomanite of Tulsa installed Bomanite Granite Setts imprinted decorative concrete pavement at Tulsa Tech in Tulsa, OK. ` Bomanite of Tulsa installed Bomanite Granite Setts imprinted decorative concrete pavement at Tulsa Tech in Tulsa, OK.

Colorado Hardscapes Executes Expert Installation of Bomanite Sandscape Refined

Republic Plaza in downtown Denver, Colorado features a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape Refined cast-in-place benches and planter walls by Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes.Located in the vibrant heart of the central business district between 16th and 17th Streets in downtown Denver, Republic Plaza is a 56-story iconic high-rise building.  Built in 1984, Republic Plaza includes 1.2 million SF of office space and three retail levels and rising 717 feet currently holds the title of tallest building in the entire Rocky Mountain region.

Republic Plaza recently underwent renovations to the main lobby, lower-level concourse, and exterior plaza that leads to the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall.  Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes was selected to create decorative concrete elements in the exterior plaza area.  Originally, the plans called for precast benches and planter walls.  Colorado Hardscapes asked general contractor The Weitz Company if they would consider a cast-in-place option instead.  After looking at the numbers, Weitz was interested in seeing other cast-in-place benches installed by Colorado Hardscapes and following their portfolio review, approved moving forward with a mock-up of cast-in-place benches utilizing Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems and featuring Bomanite Sandscape Refined.

 

Republic Plaza in downtown Denver, Colorado features a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape Refined cast-in-place benches and planter walls by Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes. ` Republic Plaza in downtown Denver, Colorado features a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape Refined cast-in-place benches and planter walls by Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes. ` Republic Plaza in downtown Denver, Colorado features a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape Refined cast-in-place benches and planter walls by Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes.

Bomanite Sandscape Refined Showcases Product Consistency

Republic Plaza in downtown Denver, Colorado features a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape Refined cast-in-place benches and planter walls by Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes.One of the most difficult aspects of this project was the shape of the wall.  Not only did it include a reverse batter, 2” bull nose, and channel for lighting, but it was also on a curve.  Colorado Hardscapes knew that a mock-up was the best option for this project to establish expectations and to address any issues they might encounter.  By utilizing custom CNC contoured foam, they were able to cast the desired shape at their design center.  Colorado Hardscapes typically uses this method for their water feature basins, but it also worked out perfectly for the specialty benches.

Republic Plaza in downtown Denver, Colorado features a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape Refined cast-in-place benches and planter walls by Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes.

 

 

Once everyone approved the mock-up, the Colorado Hardscapes crew started on site.  In total, they installed 156 linear feet of Sandscape Refined curved benches and 189 linear feet of Sandscape Refined planter walls with a more conventional shape.  The biggest challenges of this project were the difficult access and hot summer temperatures.  Working right off 16th street, they were limited to only using Tremont Street for access in addition to the complications of downtown in general.  This required them to place the benches in smaller loads.  Despite placing multiple batches, the Sandscape Refined showcases a consistent finish and color from one side of a pour joint to the next.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Republic Plaza in downtown Denver, Colorado features a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape Refined cast-in-place benches and planter walls by Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes.With its superior structural capacities, faster production time, and cost-effectiveness, cast-in-place concrete offers an outstanding solution for various construction projects.  Colorado Hardscapes discussed with the client how this method could benefit them in terms of visual appeal and utility features, and they were able to gain the client’s trust with their successful installation using cast-in place methods.

Republic Plaza in downtown Denver, Colorado features a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape Refined cast-in-place benches and planter walls by Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes.

 

 

 

Colorado Hardscapes showcased confidence in their ability as a Bomanite Licensed Contractor and utilized previous successes by taking potential clients to past projects, proving their ability to create amazing results.  The mock-ups they created were an invaluable resource, and moreover, by speaking up about cast-in-place concrete, they saved the owner a significant amount of money on the project while creating an end-product even more beautiful than the original precast option.  The 2022 Silver Award for Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project was awarded to Colorado Hardscapes for their superior effort on this project – not only did they go the extra mile to provide the client with resources that would gain their trust, but they also provided an exceptional product that will stand out and be a feature at Republic Plaza.

Republic Plaza in downtown Denver, Colorado features a stunning installation of Bomanite Sandscape Refined cast-in-place benches and planter walls by Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes.

Jeffco Concrete Crafted Pelham High School Flooring

Jeffco Concrete created Bomanite Micro-Top decorative concrete logo flooring at Pelham High School in Pelham, AL.Pelham, AL, a suburb of Birmingham, with a population of over 24,000, home to 11,584-acre Oak Mountain State Park, and with lots of city parks, has a small-town suburban rural mix feel.  The public schools are highly rated because education isn’t just community-focused, it’s community-inspired.  The Pelham City Board of Education chose Bradford Building Company as the main contractor for an interior renovations project, valued at just over a million dollars, of Pelham High School.   Of all the buildings on all the campuses Pelham City BOE oversees, the Pelham High School gymnasium is the oldest, built in 1973.  The gymnasium lobby is the section that has the most visitors of all the buildings on all the campuses.  Thus, making that flooring spectacular, to put the best foot forward, was a priority.

Picked as project designer, Lathan Associates Architects PC worked with Bomanite licensee Jeffco Concrete Contractors to create decorative concrete flooring that also incorporated a logo for the school.  It’s all about the P – the school’s name: Pelham HS; the school mascot: Panthers; the name of the mascot: Paws.  Bomanite Toppings Systems using Bomanite Micro-Top® was selected specifically because of the logo specification.

Bomanite Micro-Top® Tackles Tough Projects

Jeffco Concrete created Bomanite Micro-Top decorative concrete logo flooring at Pelham High School in Pelham, AL.Jeffco Concrete Contractor mechanically ground the gymnasium lobby floor to remove existing epoxy.  The floor then received 2-coats of White Micro-Top® Base and 1-coat of Finish in two separate colors.  Colors were color matched to represent the school complimentary colors.  The floor was then sealed with a urethan floor sealer.  The resulting floor has a distinctive shine, a beautiful school logo, and sweeping elements of coloration design.

Micro-Top® by Bomanite, a revolutionary cutting-edge technology that employs an ultra-thin layer of concrete to deliver a one-of-a-kind coloring system.  This advanced approach involves applying a cementitious topping with remarkable adhesion capabilities to virtually any surface, including concrete, wood, metal, plastic, or asphalt.  Unlike conventional chemical stains that are limited by standard color palettes, Micro-Top® surpasses expectations where other coloring methods fall short.  What sets Bomanite Micro-Top® apart is its versatility in covering diverse surfaces with an extensive spectrum of colors and graphics possibilities, all while offering a cost-effective alternative to labor-intensive formwork and intricate design processes.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Jeffco Concrete created Bomanite Micro-Top decorative concrete logo flooring at Pelham High School in Pelham, AL.In recognition of their exceptional work on this project, Jeffco Concrete Contractors received the prestigious 2022 Bronze Award for Best Toppings Systems Project.  Since 1986, Jeffco Concrete has been delivering outstanding Bomanite Systems installations for both residential and commercial clients in the Southeast.  With their expertly trained team of decorative concrete artisans, they consistently surpass customer expectations, amassing over 50 awards for their outstanding craftsmanship.  Their ability to transform project deadlines and specifications into stunning works of art, delivered punctually and within budget, remains a constant.  This project’s results elicited excitement and enjoyment from all stakeholders.  Only one thing remains to be said, “Go Panthers”.

Jeffco Concrete created Bomanite Micro-Top decorative concrete logo flooring at Pelham High School in Pelham, AL.

Musselman and Hall Creates Transformational Hardscape with Bomanite Sandscape Texture

Bomanite Sandscape Texture provides Rolla residents with a distinct decorative concrete median as part of their realignment of University Drive.One of the key projects of the Move Rolla Transportation Development District included the realignment of University Drive.  Rolla, Missouri residents have consistently rated transportation, specifically congestion relief, as the top focus of City efforts over the last 18 years.  This realignment addressed their long-time concerns by realigning University Drive to a new arrival district area for Phelps Health and Missouri S&T.  Providing this multimodal transportation network for Rolla’s primary transportation routes was imperative to improve mobility and safety, to connect major activity centers, maximize economic development opportunities, and to provide aesthetic improvements that create a sense of place for Rolla residents.

Bomanite Sandscape Texture Provides Durable and Decorative Detail

Bomanite Sandscape Texture provides Rolla residents with a distinct decorative concrete median as part of their realignment of University Drive.

 

Included in this project was the construction of a large roundabout with 15,000 SF of decorative median islands.  The addition of the roundabout helps to ease traffic by diverting vehicles away from the City’s other two interstate exits and creates a new front door to the Missouri S&T campus.  Bomanite Licensee Musselman & Hall Contractors was enlisted to install the decorative concrete median islands and utilized Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems for their installation.  Bomanite Sandscape Texture was installed with Bomanite Brownstone Integral Color and Bomanite Color Hardener in Rattan.

Bomanite Sandscape Texture provides Rolla residents with a distinct decorative concrete median as part of their realignment of University Drive.

 

Musselman & Hall placed the integrally colored concrete paving and then broadcast the color hardener.  They created a custom 15-inch hexagon template that was used to sandblast the color hardener from the surface.  This was done in a very specific pattern that was illustrated by the design team to achieve a two-tone design, further emphasizing the pattern, and highlighting the distinct textural detail.  Because of the complexity of design, this process required extreme attention to detail and the sandblasting process alone took two weeks to complete.

 

Musselman and Hall’s Meticulous Workmanship Takes the Spotlight

Bomanite Sandscape Texture provides Rolla residents with a distinct decorative concrete median as part of their realignment of University Drive.

 

The Musselman & Hall team brings a unique approach to concrete installation, making them the perfect partner for this truly unique project.  With an extremely high level of detail, this installation required diligent and meticulous workmanship.  Sandblasting the linear hexagon pattern around the oblong roundabout island was a huge challenge as each hexagon had to be exact for the design to meet up all the way around and not show misalignment at any point.

 

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Bomanite Sandscape Texture provides Rolla residents with a distinct decorative concrete median as part of their realignment of University Drive.

 

The result is seamless, showcasing the attention to detail and precision that Musselman & Hall is well known for while highlighting a beautifully designed and executed decorative concrete installation.  Musselman and Hall was awarded the 2022 Gold Award for Best Bomanite Specialty Project and the striking feature they created not only provides a safe and convenient transportation environment but also creates a sense of place for the community to enjoy and appreciate.

 

Bomanite Sandscape Texture provides Rolla residents a decorative concrete median on University Drive. ` Bomanite Sandscape Texture provides Rolla residents a decorative concrete median on University Drive. ` Bomanite Sandscape Texture provides Rolla residents a decorative concrete median on University Drive.

Heritage Bomanite Builds Bedtower Fountain

Clovis Community Hospital in Clovis, CA features a decorative concrete fountain installed by Heritage Bomanite.California’s central valley, home to the city of Clovis, is an area that’s booming because it ranks as one of the state’s most affordable places to live, among other factors.  Community growth contributes to a resulting hospital services demand and thus the demand for the newest expansion of Clovis Community Medical Center, completed in the summer of 2022.  This phase of expansion encompassed:

  • a new 148-bed tower along with a sizable surgery/emergency addition.
  • department expansions for food service, maintenance, and materials management.
  • a new double-height main entrance.
  • a new trauma bay emergency area with six operating rooms on the floor above it.
  • a rapid assessment screening area for the Emergency Department to alleviate congestion.
  • a place for ambulances to stack and be able to offload without impacting the public.
  • outdoor space design.
  • and more.

 

Bomanite Fountain Flows Serenely

Clovis Community Hospital in Clovis, CA features a decorative concrete fountain installed by Heritage Bomanite.

Clovis Community Medical Center chose Clark Construction as the main contractor.  Working with Vineyard Pools, Heritage Bomanite was selected to construct the main feature fountain for one of the outdoor areas.  Heritage Bomanite and Vineyard Pools have a successful history of creating fountains for the Clovis hospital, so Heritage Bomanite was the perfect choice for this project.  Terry Broussard, of Broussard and Associates, the designer on both projects, oversaw the construction and exceeded expected results for this particular project.

Clovis Community Hospital in Clovis, CA features a decorative concrete fountain installed by Heritage Bomanite.

 

 

The very small project site made the onsite work even more challenging, requiring the work to be completed while the adjacent space was open to pedestrians.  The formwork was quite complex, and the trough needed to be 100% level to allow for even water flow over the edge.  Epoxy coated rebar was installed throughout the structure.  Integrally colored decorative concrete was used, and the finish was smooth troweled.  The project required a combination of pre-cast and cast-in-place decorative concrete.  The 42 pre-cast trough covers were poured at Heritage Bomanite’s shop using the same integral color, with care being taken of the size specifications so each piece would fit properly into its individual stainless steel mounting brackets.

 

 

Heritage Bomanite Has Honored History

Clovis Community Hospital in Clovis, CA features a decorative concrete fountain installed by Heritage Bomanite.Like all Bomanite licensees, Heritage Bomanite has no equal in the industry in specialty concrete by providing unbeatable quality and unsurpassable service on every project.  This project is a spectacular example of their quality craftsmanship during decorative concrete installations.  Precision and professionalism are a hallmark of the work done by Heritage Bomanite.  They are concrete artisans who welcome the challenge presented by projects others would not attempt.  They know how to beat deadlines, deliver under budget, construct in ongoing operational settings, and create concrete works of art that keep their clients coming back for more.  Over the years they have won many Bomanite Awards as a testament to their abilities.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

For this project, Heritage Bomanite was awarded the 2022 Bronze Award for Best Bomanite Specialty Project.  Chosen specifically because of their previous project performance and craftsmanship, Heritage again exceeded expectations of all stake holders by delivering another beautiful fountain for the Clovis Community Hospital.  It is no wonder why they were chosen to provide pivotal project expertise.  Hopefully the time spent near this fountain will be as healing as it is comforting and enjoyable.  Patients, visitors, and staff can expect many years of this fountain providing peace, pleasure, and solace.

 

Clovis Community Hospital in Clovis, CA features a decorative concrete fountain installed by Heritage Bomanite. ` Clovis Community Hospital in Clovis, CA features a decorative concrete fountain installed by Heritage Bomanite.

Carolina Bomanite Installs Bomanite Imprint Systems to Create Custom Decorative Concrete

Carolina Bomanite installed Bomanite Imprint Systems outside of the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, North Carolina.The Wilson Center for Nature Discovery is located about halfway up Grandfather Mountain in Linville, North Carolina and was constructed as part of an $8.37M addition and expansion plan.  This new space doubles the size of the original Nature Museum, offering more than a dozen new state-of-the-art interactive exhibits that help explore the natural history, flora, fauna, geology, and weather of the mountain.  To optimize the natural surroundings at Grandfather Mountain, moveable walls and large banks of windows were incorporated, helping to bring the great outdoors inside.

Bomanite at its Best

Carolina Bomanite installed Bomanite Imprint Systems outside of the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, North Carolina.

 

In the spring of 2022, Bomanite Licensee Carolina Bomanite Corporation was asked by friend and colleague, Landscape Architect Ron Cutlip, about installing a series of walkways and plaza space for the new addition to this iconic North Carolina tourist destination property.  After a site visit by owners John and Donna Fletcher on a blustery early spring day with winds gusting to 30 mph and the temps below freezing, the decision was made to utilize Carolina Bomanite and its team of skilled craftsmen to perform the design build concrete work.

 

Carolina Bomanite installed Bomanite Imprint Systems outside of the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, North Carolina.The installation features Bomanite Imprint Systems and showcases the Bomacron Slate Texture pattern with various custom animal print installations including deer, racoon, bear, eagle, and turkey prints.  The selection of Bomanite Imprinting Tools is unsurpassed in the industry with well over 400 distinct patterns and associated textures.  Bomanite molds are developed from natural products such as stone or wood as well as unconventional surfaces like metal, plastic, or whatever your imagination brings to the table.  The animal print installations were coordinated with help from multiple naturalists employed by the Conservancy to ensure realism.  The naturalists, landscape architect, and Carolina Bomanite finishers collaborated to apply the prints based on a realistic situation – for example, was the bear trotting, walking, loping, or galloping – this approach was applied to each animal print installation, guaranteeing technical accuracy, and creating exceptional and extraordinary concrete.

Expertise Executed

Carolina Bomanite installed Bomanite Imprint Systems outside of the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, North Carolina.

 

Due to a tight timeframe revolving around one of North Carolina’s top summer tourist destination points, work was accelerated with assistance from employees of the Conservancy, including use of their heavy equipment and the equipment operator.  Due to the harsh winter temps and weather, all concrete was placed on a minimum of 6”-8” of coarse aggregate.  Even during the late spring and summer install months, it was not uncommon to see fog, sleet, snow, freezing rain, and bright sunshine all in the same day.  Owens Corning partnered with Carolina Bomanite to proudly donate the Pinkbar+ composite rebar for this project.

 

Carolina Bomanite installed Bomanite Imprint Systems outside of the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, North Carolina.

 

Along with the plaza and walkways, Carolina Bomanite also constructed seat walls cast in place with 300-million-year-old hand and machine placed boulders that later were planted with material native to the mountain in their crooks and niches.  Linville stone, a local source material, capped off these natural looking seat walls that are a welcome respite after climbing the mile high swinging bridge located at the top of this 1,400-acre property.

 

Carolina Bomanite installed Bomanite Imprint Systems outside of the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, North Carolina.The transformation of a once barren hillside area was developed into a connector path and plaza leading to the animal habitat where the public can view otter, elk, bald eagles, and black bears.  The property is a habitat for 16 distinct ecological communities and 73 rare or endangered species and great care not to disturb the surrounding flora was critical due to the sensitive nature of this property earmarked as a United Nations Biosphere Reserve.

 

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Carolina Bomanite installed Bomanite Imprint Systems outside of the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, North Carolina.

 

With the goal to enhance the Conservation Campus and share the wonders of Grandfather Mountain with more visitors more broadly and deeply than ever before, the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery provides the perfect platform for discovery.  Whether experiencing the 16 natural communities that comprise Grandfather Mountain, following migration patterns throughout the park, or exploring the diverse species at the Fauna Wall, the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery offers an educational experience that everyone can enjoy.  Carolina Bomanite’s stunning installation enhanced the inherent beauty and wonder that puts Wilson Center for Nature Discovery on the top list of museums to visit and it’s no wonder they were awarded the 2022 Gold Award for Best Bomanite Imprint Systems Project.  With over 49 years in the architectural concrete business, Carolina Bomanite provides unparalleled expertise and dedication to excellence, which are inherent in the flawless installation of durable and distinct decorative concrete at Wilson Center for Nature Discovery.