The Villages Paddock Square and Cow Path Entrance

Paddock Square, a town square where residents congregate for nightly entertainment with plenty of food and retail opportunities, features water towers, silos, barn and log-cabin structures. The style is designed back to an era when cowboys drove cattle through the state. Bomanite Licensee, Edwards Concrete Company took the ideas of the architect, Michael Pape and Associates, and made them come alive with their talented crew of concrete artist and even added a few of their own designs to make the theme really stand out and create a WOW factor.

At Paddock Square, Edwards Concrete placed integrally colored concrete in an earthy brown shade. Bomanite Color Hardeners and Release Agents were utilized with the Dried Earth Texture stamp to provide an illusion of sun-baked mud and dirt.

The sidewalks to the entrance of Brownwood at paddock Square had to be poured while overhead cranes set the Bronze statues in place. Once the cows, horse and dog were in place the Edwards crew had to pour concrete up to and around the animal feet then stamped the concrete to make it look like the animals were traveling through an old west town on a dried cracked mud path. The cow and horse stamps had to be made to match the size of the animals and scale of the statues. Creative stamping techniques were utilized, for horseshoes, “cowboy” footprints and tracks of wagon wheels. Installers strapped horse stamps onto their own feet and even hired a white dog to strut across the wet concrete. The Bomacron Dried Earth Texture imprinting tool from Bomanite was employed to weather the faux dirt.

For more information on this project or other questions, contact Edwards Concrete Bomanite. Information on the building of Brownwood is also available on YouTube Episode 8:

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis



Bomanite Licensee, Shepherd’s Construction Company, Inc. had the opportunity to work with the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis to create realistic flooring for Seti l’s Tomb. The Dried Earth Texture was created so as to replicate an old mud or earthen sandstone to be used throughout the passageways and burial chamber of the exhibit. 2,000 square feet of the Bomacron Dried Earth texture was installed along with another 4,500 square feet of the Bomacron Coquina Texture, Bomacron San Ysidro Brick, Bomanite Florspartic 100 and Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems.

The largest children’s museum in the world opened the 7,400 square-foot exhibit – National Geographic Treasures of the Earth – in June 2011. This permanent exhibit features three archaeological discoveries in the world and offers visitors the chance to explore the history and arts of ancient Egypt and China as well as the general science of archaeology.

Teams of museum staff members and National Geographic Society experts explored the tomb of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Seti l with famed Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass and worked with Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities to create a one of a kind real life experience. In the museum’s new Archaeology Lab, visitors use real science to examine
a CT scan of Seti I’s mummy (the only replica of Seti I’s mummy). A sound and light show helps families work together to interpret the tomb’s hieroglyphs, see real artifacts from the time of Seti I, and reassemble a recreation of the pharaoh’s broken sarcophagus lid.

“This exhibit is a learning experience for all visitors,” said Jeffrey H. Patchen, president and CEO of The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. “From the Captain Kidd shipwreck in the Dominican Republic, to the Terra Cotta Warriors of China, and finally to the ancient Egyptian tomb of Seti I, people will have the opportunity to discover some of the world’s most significant treasures, all with a trip to the Children’s Museum.” For more information about The Children’s Museum, visit

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