Category Archives: Newletters

Bomanite August Newsletter 2019

The owners of this grand estate in Essex County, Massachusetts installed several decorative concrete systems throughout their property. The estate contains an indoor swimming pool, BBQ house, several patios and courtyards, a Barn and two garages, plus a full indoor basketball court that doubles as a Hockey Rink… READ MORE

Bomanite July Newsletter 2019

The landmark Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum offers the excitement of world-class competition, and the Los Angeles Football Club Banc of California Stadium is the newest addition to the community that is all ready to host the 2028 Olympics.  Bomel Construction Company, Bomanite Licensee, was brought in by PCL Construction Services to install the fine details of the hardscape project list of the well-known prominent designer in the community, Studio-MLA

Bomanite May Newsletter 2019

Built by Coloradans, for Coloradans. The Coloradan, a mixed-use luxury condominium development at Denver Union Station sits in a prime location. It offers a place for residents to live, work, and play.  The layout of the outdoor spaces reflects the idea that the Coloradan is built for people who enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle but do not want to give up the quality of urban living. The project features restaurants and retail at the ground floor as well as three amenity decks for the residents. Landscape Architect, Dig Studio designed the ground level streetscape to integrate and enhance the existing rail terminal. The 5th-floor amenity deck serves private terraces as well as a community garden, which features a harvest table, sink, and serving area alongside an orchard of fruit bearing trees. The 18th floor houses the community fire pit and pool deck; the heated lap pool and spa allow residents to enjoy Colorado’s weather all year long…. READ MORE

Bomanite April Newsletter 2019

Bomanite is pleased to present the Annual Decorative Concrete Project Award winners! The Bomanite Company held their Annual Conference in Denver, CO March of this year, where winners of the Bomanite Annual Awards Program were announced at the Annual Banquet Dinner.

Bomanite Licensee Harrington Bomanite Corp. located in Massachusetts received the Bomanite Outstanding Project Grand Award as well as the Best Imprint Systems Gold Award for their winning ideas at the Castaway Island – Canobie Lake Park. The Tidal River project addition of 45,000 sq. ft. was completed with the Bomanite Imprint systems with over 9 color hardeners, 4 Release Agents and 4 different patterns. The detail and work showcased vast talent and design to be able to incorporate a drainage system in the 2 plus acre site that satisfied state and local environmental concerns. The meandering brook concept of stamped concrete stole the show….

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Bomanite March Newsletter 2019

The beautiful elegant American Soldiers Fallen Project is a place of peace and solace through art and displays in a setting of inspiration and healing. The American Fallen Soldiers Project National Gallery opened its doors with 5,000 square feet of gallery and office space in 2016. Since its inception in 2007, over 220 portraits have been painted and presented as a gift to Gold Star families of fallen soldiers all over the country at no cost to the families. To keep the gallery costs down for this very special project, Bomanite Licensee, Texas Bomanite discounted the retail price as a donation towards the project’s success and was honored to be part of this special space…read more about how this special project came to be…

Bomanite Newsletter : Victory Park

Victory Park is a 75 acre mixed use development that surrounds American Airlines Arena. It is home of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars and is located in downtown Dallas. In 2014 a redevelopment with a focus on pedestrian-friendly improvements to Victory Park Lane was commenced. The goal was to improve the overall pedestrian experience and connectivity between American Airlines Center / Victory Plaza and the Southern area of Victory Park.

The street and streetscape improvements were a vital component of transforming Victory Park into Dallas’ premier walkable entertainment district. Texas Bomanite worked with Stantec ViBE in choosing the best medium for the proposed redevelopment streetscape areas. Bomanite Sandscape Texture was part of the hardscape design which included granite pavers, concrete pavers, and amenities such as benches, lighting, tree grates and signage. The Architect’s design of the Sandscape areas included sandblasting of a geometric pattern.

Texas Bomanite installed 4,500 Square Feet of Bomanite Sandscape Paving in the hardscape areas along Victory Park Lane between the tree grates and curbs. The project was built in 3 phases to meet the General Contractors critical schedule and to accommodate the W Hotel, High Rise Residences, Restaurants, and other businesses along Victory Park Lane.

The work performed by Texas Bomanite earned them top recognition and a Gold Award for the Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Project of the year.

Bomanite Sandscape Texture is designed for outdoor applications where an alternate to conventional concrete finishes is required. Sandscape Texture, one of the Exposed Aggregate Systems offered by Bomanite for architectural concrete surfaces, utilizes specialized concrete mix designs, additives, topical treatments and advanced application procedures.

The finished Sandscape Texture product resembles sand blasted concrete and can incorporate specialized colored sands in the concrete and aggregates exceeding 3/8” in diameter. The final product is an economical alternate to other decorative finishes while producing a monolithic concrete slab with a low life cycle cost due to the pre-aged nature of the surface. Applications include plazas, shopping centers, schools and exterior walkways—anywhere improved wear resistance for light- to moderate-duty vehicular or foot traffic is necessary. These highly durable surfaces are available in a multitude of
standard and custom options, including light-reflective formulations that reduce heat island effect.

The Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems are applied by specially trained and licensed Bomanite Contractors, ensuring consistent quality in every application. Every Bomanite Licensed Contractor is part of a network of architectural concrete experts – professionals who receive ongoing technical training to ensure that your project is completed on time, on budget, and beyond your expectations. To find your local certified expert near you, visit www.bomanite.com/exposed

TO SEE PROJECT PHOTOS AND DOWNLOAD THE FULL NEWSLETTER CLICK HERE

PROJECT STATISTICS

Project Name: Victory Park
Client: Victory Park UST Joint Venture LLP
Project Designers: Stantec ViBE
Location: Dallas, TX
Completed: Fall 2014
Sq. Ft: 4,500
Bomanite System:
Exposed Aggregate Systems
-Sandscape Texture
Bomanite Licensed Contractor:
Texas Bomanite
11107 Morrison Lane
Dallas, TX 75229
TEL: 972-484-8465
FAX: 972-484-8466
Website: www.texasbomanite.com
Email: info@texasbomanite.com

Bomanite Newsletter : Barnum Park Wetlands

Denver Parks and Recreation was in need of a pervious, grassed pavement system for the maintenance access to the Barnum Wetlands Forebay. They sought out WHPacific, Inc. for recommendations. The vacuum truck used for maintenance weighs 103,000 lbs fully loaded. Grasscrete, a pervious concrete system designed to allow water to pass freely through while maintaining a structural integrity adequate to support the required vehicles was chosen.

The Grasscrete system selected can be purely functional or can be a concealed product that is both functional and pleasing in appearance. Grasscrete offers the end-user the ability to provide year-round access for a variety of applications requiring structural paving surfaces without compromising the aesthetics of their exterior landscaping and having to utilize traditional hard pavements, minimizing the need to control storm water runoff.

Grasscrete constructed with Molded Pulp Formers can be employed as a stabilization product for areas that experience seasonal runoff or storm water channeling. Pervious installations requiring maximum water capacity, such as those over rainwater harvesters or crushed stone reservoirs, are excellent applications for the Grasscrete product cast using the Molded Pulp Former. Grasscrete can be customized to suit a wide variety of applications, including, but not limited to, the elimination of retention ponds or utilization of retaining areas, flood plain for overflow parking and the management of sediment buildup such as adjacent to large storm water inlets.

To handle stormwater coming off the adjacent Federal Boulevard, the Colorado Department of Transportation opted to build a new constructed wetland, to store the stormwater runoff before it ultimately reaches the 4-acre Barnum Park Reservoir. The newly created Barnum Park Wetlands now catches stormwater runoff from Federal Boulevard. The stormwater system first directs the runoff into a concrete basin, from which it drains into the wetland, which is approximately an acre in size. Any overflow from the wetland enters the Barnum Park Reservoir, just west of the project. In the future the Grasscrete access road originally installed will be extended to the newly developed area.

The Bomanite Pervious Concrete Systems are applied by specially trained and licensed Bomanite Contractors, ensuring consistent quality in every application. Every Bomanite Licensed Contractor is part of a network of architectural concrete experts – professionals who receive ongoing technical training to ensure that your project is completed on time, on budget, and beyond your expectations. To find your local certified expert near you, visit www.bomanite.com/grasscrete

TO SEE PROJECT PHOTOS AND DOWNLOAD THE FULL NEWSLETTER CLICK HERE

PROJECT STATISTICS

Project Name: Barnum Park
Location: Denver, CO
Client: Denver Parks and Recreation
Architect/Designer: WHPacific, Inc.
Nature of Business: Access for Vacuum Truck Maintenance of Forebay
Install Completed: 2010
Approx. Square Feet: 4,000
Grasscrete System: Partially Concealed
Grasscrete Former: Single Use Molded Pulp Former

Bomanite Newsletter : Jackson Park Playground

Bomanite Licensee, Bomanite of Tulsa worked with architects PDG Incorporated to create a unique and one of a kind design for Jackson Park located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Micro-Top XT by Bomanite in several custom colors were chosen to create a vibrant and fun playground. The colorful concrete design blended well with the dynamic aquatic play features of the splash pad and shade shelters. The Jackson Park Splash Pad is the largest in the community and covers approximately 2,200 square feet.

Micro-Top XT by Bomanite is a two-part, polymer-modified cementitious coating consisting of a unique rubber-like polymer liquid and a cement-aggregate blend. It can be applied over almost any clean, sound surface including concrete, cement block, tile, metal and wood in a wide range of colors and graphics. Micro-Top XT has extraordinary adhesion and ability to withstand prolonged pedestrian and vehicular traffic. In these respects, the material is far superior to conventional cementitious coatings. Micro-Top XT provides a tough, water-retardant coating that substantially reduces water penetration,
freeze-thaw scaling and concrete carbonation. It is a “breathable” coating that releases normal entrapped vapor without loosening or blistering. Typical uses include concrete exterior restoration, parking structure protection, sidewalk resurfacing, wall refinishing and installation coating, stadium renovation, swimming pool walkways and balcony deck surfacing.

The Bomanite Toppings Systems are applied by specially trained and licensed Bomanite Contractors, ensuring consistent quality in every application. Every Bomanite Licensed Contractor is part of a network of architectural concrete experts – professionals who receive ongoing technical training to ensure that your project is completed on time, on budget, and beyond your expectations. To find your local certified expert near you, visit www.bomanite.com/toppings

TO SEE PROJECT PHOTOS AND DOWNLOAD THE FULL NEWSLETTER CLICK HERE

PROJECT STATISTICS

Project Name: Jackson Park Playground
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Project Designer: PDG Incorporated
Main Contractor: RJC Planning Group
Install Completed: April 2013
Sq. Ft.: 1,228
Bomanite Systems:
Toppings Systems – Micro-Top XT by Bomanite
Custom Colors
Bomanite Licensed Contractor:
Bomanite of Tulsa
P.O. Box 471189
Tulsa, OK 74147
TEL: 918-744-6272
FAX: 918-744-8470
Website: www.bomaniteoftulsa.com
Email: charles@bomaniteoftulsa.com

Bomanite Newsletter : Greenway Station Shopping Center – Paver Replacement

Greenway Station, built in 2003 is an open-air shopping center designed as a pedestrian-friendly environment with convenient store front parking. With its attention to architectural details and landscaping the upscale, open-air lifestyle center includes strolling walkways, extensive gardens, a spacious courtyard and a 60-foot clock tower. The brick pavers installed originally throughout the shopping center were failing badly and the Greenway staff contacted Bomanite Licensee, Bastian Concrete Construction for a solution. Working together Greenway appointed Bastian Concrete as the preferred contractor for installing only Bomanite Systems and products.

All of the work needed to be done while the stores remained open, which meant different projects, areas for renovation were done at odd hours to make it all come together. Bastian Concrete removed and hauled away all the pavers and base; all the used brick pavers were given to the local stone quarry for resale/recycling. Bastian Concrete then reset the base, took care of many drainage problems in the regrading and repoured the sections with Bomacron stampings. Several imprint patterns; Running Bond Used Brick, Herringbone Used Brick and Soldier Course Used Brick were chosen for the shopping center and paver replacement project to compliment the original design and upscale outdoor shopping experience.

The Bomanite Imprint Systems are applied by specially trained and licensed Bomanite Contractors, ensuring consistent quality in every application. Every Bomanite Licensed Contractor is part of a network of architectural concrete experts – professionals who
receive ongoing technical training to ensure that your project is completed on time, on budget, and beyond your expectations. To find your local certified expert near you, visit www.bomanite.com/imprint

TO SEE PROJECT PHOTOS AND DOWNLOAD THE FULL NEWSLETTER CLICK HERE

PROJECT STATISTICS

Project Name: Greenway Station – Paver Replacement
Location: Middleton, WI
Client: Greenway Station Shopping Center
Project Designer: Michael Drake
Install Completed: June – August 2013
Sq. Ft.: 13,122
Bomanite Patterns/Products:
Bomacron Running Bond Used Brick, Bomacron Herringbone
Used Brick, Bomacron Soldier Course Used Brick
Bomanite Integral Color/ColorHardener – Salmon, Cobblestone
Gray; Bomanite Release Agent – Brownstone
Bomanite Licensed Contractor:
Bastian Concrete Construction
8309 Steeple Hill Drive
Larsen, WI 54947
TEL: 608-437-8848
FAX: 608-437-8846
Email: stevebastian@centurytel.net

Bomanite Newsletter : Kansas City Zoo Helzberg Penguin Plaza

The design team at Bowman Bowman Novick approached Bomanite Licensee, Musselman & Hall in 2012 to discuss the concept and determine the reality of executing the vision of the new $15 million state-of-the-art penguin exhibit at the Kansas City Zoo. Musselman & Hall quickly assured the design team and owner that not only could the plaza be constructed per the concept but Musselman & Hall could help them go beyond that of their expectations.

Bomanite Sandscape Texture was chosen for the 2,500 square foot plaza. The entrance was engraved and stained to replicate the earth from a south pole perspective. Antarctica, Australia, South America, Africa, and the Galapagos Islands were stained into the plaza along with the oceans using several coordinating colors of Bomanite Con-Color. The stain was layered from light to dark tones to create relief and variation in the oceans and land masses. The oceans were stained a light blue near the continents; transitioning to deep, dark blue at the deepest areas of the ocean. Likewise the continents were stained. Vinyl templates/ paint masks were produced, using CAD files, for layout of the continents on the 56’ diameter globe. All longitudinal and latitudinal lines were bevel cut into the plaza. Eighteen species of penguins along with their unique footprints (to scale) were engraved into the plaza. Layout and execution was critical and accuracy was of the utmost importance to the owner and designer.

The work performed by Musselman & Hall earned them top recognition and a Gold Award for the Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Project of the year. The Helzberg Penguin Plaza entrance is the just the beginning to inspire people’s interest in becoming stewards of the planet’s wild penguin populations. For more information on the Helzberg Penguin Plaza and LEED Certification: http://kcparks.org/2013/11/helzberg-penguin-plaza-fact-sheet/

Bomanite Sandscape Texture is designed for outdoor applications where an alternate to conventional concrete finishes is required. Sandscape Texture, one of the Exposed Aggregate Systems offered by Bomanite for architectural concrete surfaces, utilizes specialized concrete mix designs, additives, topical treatments and advanced application procedures.

The finished Sandscape Texture product resembles sand blasted concrete and can incorporate specialized colored sands in the concrete and aggregates exceeding 3/8” in diameter. The final product is an economical alternate to other decorative finishes while producing a monolithic concrete slab with a low life cycle cost due to the pre-aged nature of the surface. Applications include plazas, shopping centers, schools and exterior walkways—anywhere improved wear resistance for light- to moderate-duty vehicular or foot traffic is necessary. These highly durable surfaces are available in a multitude of
standard and custom options, including light-reflective formulations that reduce heat island effect.

The Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems are applied by specially trained and licensed Bomanite Contractors, ensuring consistent quality in every application. Every Bomanite Licensed Contractor is part of a network of architectural concrete experts – professionals who receive ongoing technical training to ensure that your project is completed on time, on budget, and beyond your expectations. To find your local certified expert near you, visit www.bomanite.com/exposed

TO SEE PROJECT PHOTOS AND DOWNLOAD THE FULL NEWSLETTER CLICK HERE

PROJECT STATISTICS

Project Name: Kansas City Zoo Helzberg Penguin Plaza
Client: Kansas City Zoo
Project Designers: Bowman Bowman Novick, Inc.
Location: Kansas City, MO
Completed: October 2013
Sq. Ft: 2,500
Bomanite System(s):
Exposed Aggregate Systems
-Sandscape Texture
Toppings Systems
– Con-Color; Cobalt Blue,
Indigo Blue, Park Green
– Bomanite UltraSeal
Bomanite Licensed Contractor:
Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC
4922 E. Blue Banks
Kansas City, MO 64130
TEL: 816-861-1234
TEL: 314-739-1142
FAX: 816-861-1237
Website: www.musselmanandhall.com
Email: dkroesen@mandh.net