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Mesquite Rotary Club – Grove of Honor

Together with the Mesquite Rotary Club, Bomanite Licensee, Texas Bomanite completed an area of reflection to honor exemplary members of the Rotary Club featuring three natural stone vertical elements with bronze commemorative plaques, park benches and a large “Rotary International” logo in the center of Debusk Park. Debusk Park is a 42.5-acre park featuring a 1.44-mile walking/running trail, 2 playgrounds, a baseball field, 2 large pavilions with 18 picnic tables, and ample open space.

The sidewalks that lead into the Rotary Club Grove of Honor are made of stamped and stained concrete using the Bomacron Running Bond Used Brick pattern and Bomanite Desert Tan Stain. These sidewalks lead visitors to the benches. The next finish completed was an Exposed Aggregate Sandscape Refined System in a Sand color and light exposure. It runs underneath the 3 stone vertical elements and a quarter of the way around the large “Rotary International” logo in the middle of the project. The remaining ¾ of the area directly bordering the logo is Sandscape Refined with Painted Desert color. Finally, the large “Rotary International” logo was created by sandblasting and staining in black the Rotary symbol, set against a Sandscape Refined background with a Brass color hardener. The entire area is surrounded by a 6” border in a Sand color hardener with a broom finish.

Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders, was established in 1905. The clubs in the organization provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace.

The Hilton Anatole Hotel Jade Waters Pool Complex

The Hilton Anatole Hotel is a landmark that spans 45 lush acres in the Dallas Design District just north of downtown. The hotel was constructed in 1979. The hotel has over 1600 guest rooms, ballrooms, five dining venues, a spa and health club, outdoor pool and 7-acre private Sculpture Garden. The hotel is host to many events, conferences, and conventions.

In 2015, Hilton broke ground on Jade Waters, a $20 million seasonal resort pool complex, utilizing 4 of the 7 acres of garden space. Jade Waters features a lazy river, two 180’ water slides, a children’s area and activity pool, leisure pool, swim-up bar and full-service restaurant. Cabanas and day beds are available in addition to the ample lounge seating. Jade Waters is exclusively for the use of hotel guests and health club members.

General Contractors, T&G Constructors, contacted Texas Bomanite in the Design Development phase of the project to work with Landscape Architecture firm TBG’s design team to provide finish options and budgeting to T&G Constructors. The hardscape portion of the project contains 60,000 square feet. Sample Boards of concrete finishes were provided to TBG prior to full-size mockups being constructed on-site. Two finishes from the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems and three different colors were selected by TBG and Hilton from the jobsite mockups. The finishes were Bomanite Sandscape and Bomanite Sandscape Refined systems. The Bomanite Refined finish was also combined with a Bomanite Custom Imprint System to create a unique finish for the area of the project bounded by the Lazy River and referred to as the “Big Island”. This finish was also installed at the “Beach Entry” of the activity pool. The Imprint System combined with the Bomanite Sandscape finish simulates shifting sands on a beach.

Following approval of the mockups, the construction phase began. Due to unusually wet weather and soil conditions, the project had fallen behind schedule. T&G Constructors required an accelerated schedule to maintain the July opening date for the waterpark. This required crews to work six and seven day workweeks as well as holidays for several weeks. The congested site and wet soils presented another obstacle and required daily meetings with T&G Constructors Superintendents and their subcontractors for coordination of work areas as well as laydown areas. Recycled concrete fines was used in place of cushion sand to provide a better base on which to set forms and pour the concrete. Recycled concrete was also used to provide haul routes to get materials and equipment in and out of the site. The waterpark and garden opened in July of 2016 as scheduled.

Marriott Courtyard Hotel

The Marriott Courtyard Asheville Airport Hotels entryway and guests terrace received a much needed beautiful makeover.  Bomanite Licensee, Carolina Bomanite, was called in by the general contractor, Pro Construction, on advice from the owner. The owner, Touchstone Hospitality, was having a workmanship issue with the first pour of stamped concrete by a local contractor. Lack of skilled labor, lack of multiple tools led to a very poorly poured terrace off the meeting area. The client had used Carolina Bomanite before on a Hampton Inn Hotel project and was familiar with the workmanship and asked if they could remedy the issues.

Carolina Bomanite was able to review the project and recommend corrections that were in need for standard regulation pours and stamped concrete work. All of the curb and gutter at the porte-cochere was 11” to low and the area leading to the front door exceeded 5% slope. In addition, a small smoking patio sidewalk had to be reworked with a twist in order to get enough length to keep the slope under 3%. All of these items were noticed by the Carolina Bomanite team. Carolina Bomanite first took control of the grades, and then made some adjustments to the pattern and the project turned out great. The Bomacron English Sidewalk Slate Pattern and Bomacron Slate Texture were used for the porte-cochere area with Bomanite Caramel Color Hardener and Bomanite Forest Brown Release colors. For the circular terrace area, the Bomacron Running Bond Used Brick pattern was installed with a Bomanite Brick Red Color Hardener.

Touchstone Hospitality was very pleased with the work done. Guests are now welcomed with a properly installed, safe, stylish stamped concrete entrance and inviting relaxing stamped concrete terrace.

8N Lofts Student Living Community

8N Lofts, is a service-driven student living community located near the city’s Historic Haymarket District on 8th and N Streets. The lofts include a sky deck with a jumbo LED TV, fitness facility, outdoor climbing wall with firepit and seating areas, private courtyards and grilling stations to name a few amenities all along with a 4,200 square foot all-inclusive clubhouse.

Bomanite Licensee, Stephens and Smith Worked with CSO Architects and Hausmann Construction, on creating an outdoor entertaining space that was a perfect fit for the defined areas for using Bomanite decorative concrete for the defined areas.  Two separate courtyards were created with fields of different colors and textures. The courtyards serve as bike storage with a pergola and have multiple areas like sitting area around the fire pit, ping pong table, rock climbing, outdoor kitchen and a wood deck to enjoy the fresh air.

The Bomacron Herringbone Used Brick and Bomacron Running Bond Used Brick patterns were used with a circular design in the shape of the number eight.  Bomanite Color Hardeners in Coquina and Natural Gray with Bomanite Release Agents in Mexican Tile and French Gray complement the building colors and outside décor.

Bomanite Color Hardener provides increased durability, wear resistance and fade resistance, just what is needed for an outdoor entertainment space, student living complex.

Great Wolf Lodge Resort

The Great Wolf Lodge Resort is the largest family of indoor water parks that opened in 2016 in Garden Grove, California. The 12-acre family entertainment resort has a hotel and conference center and is California’s first and only indoor water park. 18,000 square feet of retail and dining options make this truly a grand resort.

Working with Ridge Landscape Architects, Bomanite Licensee Bomel Construction, identified that the Bomanite Imprint Systems were designed to fit with the incredible theme and very unique architecture. Multiple uses of the Custom Bomanite Boardwalk stamp were installed with a Bomanite Adobe Tan Integral color and Bomanite French Gray Release Agent on the exterior grounds of the resort. The Bomanite Boardwalk pattern was given a rustic wood texture to compliment the woodsy feel of the architecture. The Custom Bomacron Boardwalk Pattern was framed with opposing Bomanite Integral Colors and Bomanite Release Agent borders. The Bomacron Alicante pattern, resembling the flow of water or an incoming wave, provided a unique and interesting walkway that was seeded with 3/8” white china rock in dark gray and exposed with a light sandblast using the Bomanite Alloy Finish.

The Bomanite Imprint System adds a distinctive architectural touch to any project, together with the durability to stand up to the toughest traffic loads and environmental conditions. For over six decades, Bomanite Imprint Systems have offered homeowners and design professionals a virtually limitless palette of colors, textures, and patterns to choose from.

Old Town Temecula Main Street Bridge

When the City of Temecula, CA. wanted to create their new Main Street Bridge they reached out to Bomanite Licensee, T. B. Penick & Sons, Inc. to assist them in constructing a bridge that was both functional and would increase the decorative enhancement to the old town feel. The bridge is located in Old Town Temecula, where today there are still real wood walkways throughout the town.

The City wanted the bridge to look like it belonged with the theme of the surrounding area. In addition to the style of the bridge they wanted to create a safer walking space for pedestrians, since this is a high traffic area by adding 10 foot sidewalks along each side of the bridge.

TBP was awarded this project because they were able to adhere to the design that the city wanted. They wanted to continue the look of and feel of real wood throughout the bridge. they were able to achieve this by utilizing various lengths of Bomanite’s Boardwalk pattern as well as Bomanite’s Ashlar Slate Bomacron pattern.

The bridge was poured over a steel truss structure that required two large pours at 8” thick. The adjacent sidewalks required 2 pours at 4” thick and the adjacent flatwork leading up to the bridge was poured in multiple pours. The overall bridge is 152 feet long and 47 feet wide including 2-10 foot exterior sidewalks. The bridge now looks like it belongs in old town Temecula and is in use today.

Photo Credit: Justin Watt Photography

Peoria Courthouse Plaza Renovation

The Peoria Courthouse Plaza was completed the day before Thanksgiving, allowing the Annual Courthouse Plaza Christmas Lighting Festivities to go off without a hitch or incident thanks in part to Bomanite Licensee WM. Aupperle & Sons.

The County worked with the Bomanite Licensed Contractor and Drewberry Architects in choosing imprinted decorative concrete for their renovation project. 18,000 square feet of English Sidewalk Slate Texture was installed with a Shale Gray and Coquina Color Hardener and a Natural Gray Release Agent.

The courthouse plaza was transformed from worn out asphalt hexagon pavers to a modern Bomanite Stamped Concrete “state of art” showcase. According to the county of Peoria “ the asphalt hexagon pavers had served their purpose over the years. There were many areas that were in such despair that they were an eye sore and maintenance nuisance. We were fortunate to work with [Aupperle] to establish some tight and realistic budget figures to take to the Facilities and Space Planning Committee for recommendation and approval for an asphalt paver replacement project. Full County Board approval was realized and an operating budget was established to allow us to solicit public bids for this project. We were pleased that [Aupperle] stuck with us throughout this process and that they ultimately furnished us with the low responsive bid that allowed us to award the project to them.”

A 100 work day schedule was projected with a 3 phase renovation in order to keep the plaza open during the renovation. With extreme weather conditions, abandoned utilities, public traffic, limited elevation change, Aupperle was able to remove the existing asphalt pavers and concrete sub-base, re-establish grade, retrofit/repair drains, inlets and masonry walls, pour and imprint new Color Hardened Bomacron pavment all in 48 days!

Edina Promenade

The Edina Promenade design and layout contained sidewalks, plazas, bridges, and a pond and stream. Bomanite Licensed Contractor, Bulach Custom Rock, worked with the Main Contractor and Architect along with the City of Edina to install the several elements to improve the livability of the community’s residents, employees and visitors. The plazas and bench areas were installed using a integral color base along with two different dust on color hardeners in order to supply both a marbling of the concrete and a darkened border. While still wet, the concrete was imprinted to give a slate textured look. The plazas and bench areas were over 2,400 square feet.

The pond bottom, roughly 6,600 square feet, was poured using integral color along with a single dust on color hardener. The entire pond bottom was poured in five sections over a 10 mil rubber membrane which did not allow for any stakes or other units to be used for forming. Special forming techniques were used as a result in order to achieve the final appearance.

The stream bed, 850 square feet, was poured using a high strength concrete mix utilizing both microfibers and no large aggregate which included an integral color. Once poured, over 10,000 individual stones were placed by hand into the wet concrete to create a finished product.

Bridge decks were cast-in-place concrete using an integral color base which was imprinted with a wood plank pattern. Then each bridge was stained using a proprietary staining technique to create a varied wood look. Integrally colored sidewalks of approximately 8,800 square feet were broomed and were given decorative diamond shaped cuts.

The Edina Promenade is an 80’ wide greenway that connects the region’s various retail, residential, and recreational amenities.  The Promenade includes 3/4 of a mile of pedestrian and bicycle pathways and is designed as an extension of Centennial Lakes Park (a beautifully landscaped 24-acre area surrounding a 10-acre lake). This developing network pathway creates the “ultimate urban escape”.

Residential Front Patio and Driveway

Bomanite Licensee, Heritage Bomanite, worked with the customer and Landscape Professional to provide an appealing front entry patio and driveway with the Bomanite Imprint System. The customer wanted to minimize the sight of the control joints so bands of concrete and texture were incorporated into the design. Bands can be alternating in color, width, texture and or pattern to give a unique look to an outdoor space.

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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiypsxPZLWs&list=PL9917AFFAAEA4C534