The Manhattan Construction Company approached Bomanite Licensed Contractor, North Texas Bomanite, for assistance with developing the decorative pavement around the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in the late summer of 2008. Several attempts had been made by the Manhattan staff as well as other concrete contractors in the Dallas marketplace to achieve the finish desired by the architect with limited success. Once North Texas Bomanite and The Bomanite Company staff had the opportunity to view the color and aggregate selection, as well as the previously attempted series of mockups, they were able to make some recommendations in terms of aggregate selection, mix design and application procedures that would achieve a balance between the desired look and the aggressive construction schedule. After several more mockups utilizing the original processes and the revised process as proposed by Bomanite and executed by North Texas Bomanite, a modified version of the Sandscape Texture® by Bomanite process was approved and the contract for the 516,911 foot exterior concrete paving was awarded to North Texas Bomanite.
The modified Sandscape Texture® by Bomanite portion of the project utilized a dark gray to black Basalt aggregate in the mix. Additional aggregate of the same type and size was seeded on top of the concrete to improve aggregate distribution. The Basalt was selected due to its availability in the marketplace as well as its color and properties. Unlike a limestone or marble aggregate, Basalt is a hard, abrasive resistant aggregate that is not subject to degradation due to acid exposure. This made it ideal for a highly trafficked area such as around the stadium.
The balance of the project was broom finished with areas of both un-colored and light gray colored concrete. The jointing was done using diamond equipped saws with the pattern playing off the radius of the stadium. Block outs following the jointing pattern were provided for trees and other landscaping with recessed areas provided for pavers. The entire hardscape package was completed in five months with as many as 20,000 feet of decorative concrete being poured per day to stay on schedule. The Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington TX is yet another high profile project successfully constructed by a Bomanite licensed contractor.
Manhattan Construction Co.
Jan. - May 2009
Exposed Aggregate - Sandscape Texture® by Bomanite
Local Sourced Basalt Aggregate
Distinctive paving for exterior walkways around the building