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Jeffco Concrete Contractors CAS Bomanite Imprint Installation

Croatian American Society Cultural Center in Bell Chasse, LA, features Bomanite Imprint Systems installed by Jeffco Concrete Contractors.In the heart of Belle Chasse, LA, the Croatian American Society Cultural Center stands as a vibrant testament to the rich cultural heritage of the Croatian community.  Recently, this beloved institution has undergone a remarkable $4.7 million transformation, spearheaded by  Regal Construction as the Main Contractor.  The Project Designer was Verges Rome Architects and Bomanite Licensee Jeffco Concrete Contractors, Inc. were chosen to install 4,865 SF of decorative concrete in the exterior dining/event space.  Recognizing the need to enhance its outdoor space, the Center’s leadership sought a solution that would not only be aesthetically pleasing but also durable and functional.

Bomanite Imprint Innovation Advantage

Croatian American Society Cultural Center in Bell Chasse, LA, features Bomanite Imprint Systems installed by Jeffco Concrete Contractors.In collaboration with the project designers, the decision was made to utilize Bomanite Imprint Systems featuring the Bomanite Small Random Slate pattern to bring their vision to life.  The chosen colors, Bomanite Coquina and Bomanite Nickel Gray, were selected to harmonize with the surrounding rustic wood and stone elements, creating a cohesive and visually appealing exterior dining and event space.  This full-color and imprint project seamlessly integrates with the natural aesthetic of the area, enhancing its overall ambiance.  The project was meticulously executed in seven separate pour phases, ensuring precision and quality throughout the installation process.

Croatian American Society Cultural Center in Bell Chasse, LA, features Bomanite Imprint Systems installed by Jeffco Concrete Contractors.Bomanite Imprint Systems offers several innovative advantages that set them apart in the realm of decorative concrete solutions.  These systems can accurately replicate the look and feel of natural materials such as slate, stone, and brick, with the Bomanite Small Random Slate pattern providing a sophisticated and authentic appearance.  Designed to withstand heavy foot traffic and various weather conditions, they ensure durability and minimal maintenance.  With a wide range of patterns, colors, and textures available, they offer unparalleled customization options, allowing designers and architects to achieve unique and personalized results.  They can be seamlessly integrated with other design elements like wood, stone, and metal, creating cohesive and harmonious outdoor spaces.  Additionally, the efficient and streamlined installation process, backed by the expertise of certified Bomanite Licensees, ensures projects are completed on time and within budget, without compromising on quality.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete
Croatian American Society Cultural Center in Bell Chasse, LA, features Bomanite Imprint Systems installed by Jeffco Concrete Contractors.For this project, Jeffco Concrete Contractors, Inc. snagged the prestigious 2023 Best Bomanite Imprint Systems Project GOLD Award.  The renovation of the Croatian American Society Cultural Center is a testament to the transformative power of innovative design and expert decorative concrete craftsmanship.  The Bomanite Imprint Systems, featuring the Small Random Slate pattern, have breathed new life into this cherished community space, creating an inviting and enduring outdoor area for all to enjoy.  As the Center enters this new era, it stands as a beacon of cultural heritage and community spirit, beautifully enhanced by the artistry and dedication of Jeffco Concrete Contractors, Inc.

 

Connecticut Bomanite Constructs Country Club Decorative Concrete

Sleepy Hollow Country Club features Bomanite Imprint Systems using Bomanite English Sidewalk Slate pattern on patios and sidewalks.Nestled within the storied landscapes of America, Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Briarcliff Manor, NY, carries the distinction of being one of the nation’s oldest country clubs.  This prestigious club, steeped in history, faced the delicate challenge of updating its facilities without compromising its venerable heritage.  Connecticut Bomanite Systems rose to the occasion, partnering with Viking Construction and the club to reimagine its patios and sidewalks.  Their mission was to integrate the new with the old harmoniously, ensuring that the fresh concrete work would complement, rather than overshadow, the club’s rich past.  The club chose Bomanite Imprint Systems consisting of a 10,287 SF saw cut into a 4’x4′ pattern of Bomanite English Sidewalk Slate with seal gray CH field and flamed granite with gunmetal gray CH border.  This choice was emblematic of a commitment to preserving the club’s character while embracing modernity and resilience.

Bomanite Imprint Integrates Tradition

Sleepy Hollow Country Club features Bomanite Imprint Systems using Bomanite English Sidewalk Slate pattern on patios and sidewalks.The versatility of Bomanite Imprint Systems played a pivotal role in this endeavor.  With over 400 unique patterns, textures, and color schemes at their disposal, Sleepy Hollow Country Club was empowered to select a design that resonated with its historical essence while providing an updated and durable surface.  This custom-tailored solution ensured that the new additions would stand the test of time, both aesthetically and functionally.  The project was not just about renovation; it was about bridging eras, crafting spaces that honor the past while welcoming the future.  Connecticut Bomanite Systems has the expertise and the trained decorative concrete artisans to bring that vision to reality.

Sleepy Hollow Country Club features Bomanite Imprint Systems using Bomanite English Sidewalk Slate pattern on patios and sidewalks.

 

 

Durability is a hallmark of the Bomanite Imprint Systems, a feature that was put to the test during the filming of an episode of “Law and Order” at the club.  The production’s rigorous demands, involving heavy equipment and constant foot traffic, posed no threat to the newly installed pathways and patios.  This resilience is a testament to Bomanite’s innovative approach to decorative concrete design, utilizing molds derived from natural materials like stone and wood, as well as more unconventional elements such as metal and plastic.  This adaptability ensures that each project can be as unique as the client’s imagination, incorporating custom images, logos, and textures to create a truly personalized space.

Bomanite Builds Beautiful Legacy

Sleepy Hollow Country Club features Bomanite Imprint Systems using Bomanite English Sidewalk Slate pattern on patios and sidewalks.Adding to the aesthetic and functional benefits of the Bomanite Imprint Systems is the Bomacron series, which introduces an additional layer of texture and depth.  This cast-in-place, colored, and imprinted concrete offers an intricate level of detail, providing a tactile quality that enhances the visual appeal.  The result is a seamless integration of new and old, where innovation meets tradition.  Sleepy Hollow Country Club’s decision to employ these advanced Bomanite decorative concrete solutions reflects a broader commitment to maintaining its historical integrity while ensuring its facilities meet the highest standards of quality and durability.  This project stands as a beacon of how heritage and progress can coexist, creating spaces that are both beautiful and built to last.

 

Sleepy Hollow Country Club features Bomanite Imprint Systems using Bomanite English Sidewalk Slate pattern on patios and sidewalks.

 

Texas Bomanite Transforms Two Elementary Schools

Buildings have a life span, but more importantly they often have an earlier shelf life, as was the case for two elementary schools in Central Texas.  The Del Valle ISD (Independent School District) is a public educational district located in the Del Valle area, which is an unincorporated part of Travis County, TX.  This district provides educational services to a significant portion of southeast Travis County.  The district encompasses several incorporated communities, including Creedmoor, Webberville, the majority of Mustang Ridge, and some sections of Austin.  In conjunction with the 2019 voter approved Bond proposition, and an architecture schematic subsequently created by Pfluger Architects, Del Valle ISD contracted American Constructors as the General Contractor to demolish and replace two of the district’s oldest campuses, Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary and Smith Elementary.  American Constructors selected Texas Bomanite to install the decorative concrete in both schools.

 

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary
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Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Smith Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Smith Elementary

 

Texas Bomanite was asked by American Constructors to provide over 70,000 SF of Diamond Polished, Dyed, and stamped concrete throughout the elementary school for each of the schools.  The project scope and timeline took three months to complete and included an initial mockup for each school prior to installation, 1500 grit polished concrete with Salt and Pepper aggregate exposure, a dyed concrete geometric design throughout the floors, and a school logo unique to each school.  The colors used for the geometric floor design were Sweet Potato, Black Orchid, Pineapple, Blueberry, Pine Green, and Turquoise.  The decorative concrete chosen for both of the installations were Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems using Bomanite VitraFlor and Bomanite Patène Teres, Bomanite Toppings Systems using Bomanite Patène Artectura, and Bomanite Imprint Systems.

 

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary
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Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Smith Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Smith Elementary

Many Systems Many Satisfied Stakeholders

The Bomanite Custom Polishing System’s patented technology, when combined with Bomanite’s renowned color and craftsmanship, results in the finest concrete floor finish in the industry.  The process involves a polish that chemically bonds with the concrete, locking in the color, while the mechanical application seals the surface, preventing contaminants from penetrating.  One application, permanent results.  Lustrous color, protected by a tight, beautiful sheen.

 

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary
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Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Smith Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Smith Elementary

 

The Bomanite Custom Polishing System is offered in a range of finishes, from satin to gloss, and provides outstanding slip, abrasion, and impact resistance.  Surfaces treated with this system are also water and oil-repellent, as well as dust-proof.  Unlike coatings with a limited lifespan, this finish does not necessitate replacement, recoating, or waxing.  Its application is safe for the environment, being non-toxic, non-flammable, and odorless.  Additionally, maintaining the surface’s shine is easy with routine cleaning, making it user-friendly.

 

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary
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Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Smith Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Smith Elementary

 

The Bomanite Custom Polishing System VitraFlor, even when applied to gray concrete, can yield remarkable results.  This system, which is the foundation for all other Bomanite systems, can be used on both new and existing uncolored concrete.  With Bomanite VitraFlor, Bomanite fulfills its promise of making all concrete both functional and fashionable.  The process includes initial grinding, hardening with Bomanite Stabilizer Pro, honing, and polishing, capped off with protection from Bomanite VitraFinish.  Of all the Bomanite Custom Polishing systems, Bomanite VitraFlor is the most cost-effective option, mainly intended for new construction or extensive renovations.

 

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary
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Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Smith Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Smith Elementary

 

Meanwhile, the Bomanite Patène Teres system is designed to color fully cured concrete during the polishing process, using Bomanite Chemical Stains and Bomanite Concrete Dyes. Starting with a base of uncolored gray concrete, which may include Bomanite Integral Color or Bomanite Color Hardener applied during placement, the floor undergoes grinding, staining, or dyeing, and then follows the standard Bomanite VitraFlor System process. The key advantage of Bomanite Patène Teres lies in its ability to introduce a wide spectrum of topical colors to concrete. When combined with skilled saw cutting techniques for patterns or designs, this process can elevate concrete to a form of art, offering a range from simple monochromatic tones to bright, vibrant hues and a variety of finishes from urban sophistication to varied, rustic styles.  Like Bomanite VitraFlor, Bomanite Patène Teres is primarily aimed at new construction or major renovation projects.

 

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary
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Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Smith Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Smith Elementary

 

Bomanite Imprint Systems provide cast-in-place concrete flooring and paving that not only enhance the architectural appeal of any project but also possess the resilience to withstand heavy traffic and various environmental conditions.  With a history spanning over fifty years, these systems offer a vast selection of colors, textures, and patterns, all at a cost significantly lower than traditional materials.  Boasting over 100 patterns and numerous custom tooling possibilities, Bomanite Imprint Systems comes with an extensive range of coloring choices. They emulate natural textures such as slate, granite, limestone, sandstone, cobblestone, and used brick, allowing for creative and diverse design options.

 

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary
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Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Smith Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Smith Elementary

Texas Bomanite Best-In-Class

Texas Bomanite installed Bomanite VitraFlor decorative concrete at Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary in suburbs of Austin, TX.
Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary

For Del Valle ISD, Texas Bomanite has once again proven why they are the company of choice for concrete craftsmanship expertise to provide decorative concrete for any school.  The overall results of these two projects far exceeded the expectations of all involved parties.  The ultimate beneficiaries of the work done by Texas Bomanite are the student body of each respective school.  Currently, in one of the fastest growing areas of the state, Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary has 93% minority student enrollment and 91% economically disadvantaged students.  For Smith Elementary, the numbers are 80% and 84% respectively.  These students and their future successors deserve the beautiful environment in which to learn and thrive that Texas Bomanite has built for them.

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.

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.

 

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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.

Jeffco Concrete Installs Bomanite Imprint Sidewalks at Blue Cross Blue Shield

Jeffco Concrete installed strikingly beautiful Bomanite Imprint Systems sidewalks at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Birmingham, AL.

 

 

Ironically, Blue Cross Blue Shield in Birmingham, AL, needs to be just as concerned about the health and well-being of their buildings’ aesthetics as they do to the rest of their business model.  Their sidewalks were beyond the point of repair and seriously needed to be replaced.  They contracted the architectural design team at Birchfield, Penuel & Associates, LLC, to create their vision of durable, easily maintained, yet strikingly beautiful sidewalks.  The bid was awarded to Murray Construction as the main contractor.  Bomanite Licensee, Jeffco Concrete, was chosen to install the decorative concrete sidewalks because of their sterling reputation in the area and their expertise in artisanship and installation.

 

 

Accept No Substitutes for Bomanite Imprint Systems

Jeffco Concrete installed strikingly beautiful Bomanite Imprint Systems sidewalks at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Birmingham, AL.

 

 

The chosen pattern for this project was Bomanite Running Bond Belgian Block with Used Brick Border, all part of the Bomanite Imprint Systems, a cast-in-place decorative concrete flooring and paving solution that adds a distinctive architectural touch to  any project.  With more than 400 patterns and custom tooling options, for over six decades Bomanite Imprint Systems has provided design professionals a virtually limitless palette of textures, and patterns.  The texture choices are from many natural textures including slate, granite, limestone, sandstone, cobblestone, and used brick.  The patterns and textures are limited only by your imagination because custom patterns, tooling, and textures can be created and are also available through the Bomanite Licensees network.

 

Bomanite Concrete Craftsmen Construct Stunning Sidewalks

Jeffco Concrete installed strikingly beautiful Bomanite Imprint Systems sidewalks at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Birmingham, AL.

 

Since 1986, Bomanite Licensee Jeffco Concrete and its Bomanite trained team of decorative concrete craftsmen has been performing Bomanite Imprint Systems installations for residential and commercial customers in the Southeast.  They routinely meet and exceed their clients’ expectations and have won 50+ awards for their work.  They turn deadlines and project specs into works of art that are delivered on time and within budget.  This project is no exception, and all stakeholders were pleasantly excited about the results.

 

Jeffco Concrete installed strikingly beautiful Bomanite Imprint Systems sidewalks at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Birmingham, AL.

 

In this project the Bomanite Color Hardener used was French Gray and the Bomanite Release Agent was Cobblestone Gray creating a realistic depth of color and design.  The 5,681 square feet of sidewalks were formed and finished at a 4” depth with a full imprint.  This completed project has the durability to stand up to the toughest traffic loads and environmental conditions. These Bomanite Imprint sidewalks draw the eye to their design detail, add to the aesthetics of the buildings and the landscape, and will provide a beautiful walk for all visitors for years to come.

Jeffco Concrete installed strikingly beautiful Bomanite Imprint Systems sidewalks at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Birmingham, AL.

Musselman & Hall Provide Primate Heaven at St Louis Zoo

Musselman & Hall installed decorative concrete using Bomanite Imprint Systems at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails.

 

Primate Canopy Trails is a 35,000-square-foot outdoor expansion to the Primate House at the St. Louis Zoo in St. Louis, MO. The $13 million exhibit consists of new outdoor homes for primates and includes climbing structures that allow guests to explore the forest canopy next to the animals.  This new exhibit is like a jungle gym for all primates, both zoo animals and human visitors.  Creating a first-of-its-kind zoo experience, it is an outdoor playground that brings a sense of joy and freedom to all who venture there.

 

 

 

Decorative Concrete Conveys Story

Musselman & Hall installed decorative concrete using Bomanite Imprint Systems at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails.

 

Overhead mesh tunnels connected to the Primate House lead to tall, preexisting live trees and other outdoor habitats with spaces for the animals to climb and perch.  Four tunnels lead to the Primate House, and four lead to the Primate Care Center.  There is even a see-through tunnel that guests can walk through to get a panoramic view of the animals.  Inside the care center, windows provide the primates with a view to the outside, which they didn’t have at the original Primate House.  Two custom-built boxes in each habitat provide shelter from the rain or just a place to spend some alone time. In the winter, the caretakers can add a heating pad to transform the boxes into a warm zone. Each habitat also has custom shade sails and a cool mist fan for warm or hot days.  While down below the paving placed by Musselman & Hall allows guests to wander beneath the trees surrounded by jungle.  Bomanite Imprint Systems custom decorative concrete has the ability to tell a story as well as to enchant the eyes and stimulate the senses.

 

Musselman & Hall installed decorative concrete using Bomanite Imprint Systems at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails.

 

Sam Kroesen of Bomanite licensee Musselman & Hall Contractors worked with the designers from PGAV Destinations to develop a hardscape that would not only impress guests but would also mimic the natural habitat of the animals. Musselman & Hall craftsmen placed integrally colored concrete with “Dried Mud” textures and then imprinted the surface with actual jungle leaves and anatomically correct footprints for several monkey species to accurately represent the gait pattern of each species.

 

Musselman & Hall installed decorative concrete using Bomanite Imprint Systems at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails.

 

All of the Musselman & Hall work was capped with the jewel of the project, a 17-foot diameter medallion that used stenciling and three colors of Bomanite Color Hardener before being imprinted with an “Embedded Stone” texture to create a large-scale graphic that would hold up to the heavy foot traffic.  Bomanite Imprint Systems are cast-in-place concrete flooring and paving that adds a distinctive architectural touch to any project, together with the durability to stand up to the toughest traffic loads and environmental conditions.

 

 

You Dream It, We Will Make It Happen

Musselman & Hall installed decorative concrete using Bomanite Imprint Systems at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails.

 

Bomanite Bomacron is a textured version of the original Bomanite Imprint decorative concrete, and is also cast-in-place, colored and imprinted, but provides the added dimension of texture and relief between the joint lines. The multitude of available patterns simulates a wide variety of natural materials including slate, granite, limestone, sandstone, wood, and cobblestone.  Of course, as in the case in this project, if none of the existing patterns fit your specifications, custom patterns are in reach of your imagination.  You dream it, and our network of Bomanite licensee’s will make it happen.

 

 

Bomanite Licensee Exceeds Expectations

Musselman & Hall installed decorative concrete using Bomanite Imprint Systems at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails.

 

Bomanite licensee Musselman & Hall Contractors is unsurpassed in the industry for their ability to handle difficult logistics and unusual specifications scenarios.  They are well known for delivering projects that far exceed the expectations of their clients, easily meeting the challenges of budgets and timelines, and providing innovative solutions that specify the best product for each application.  This project is an example of their highly qualified craftsmanship and ingenuity.  Visitors of all ages to the St. Louis Zoo, and even many more yet-to-be-born generations, will be enchanted by their work of concrete art.

Musselman & Hall installed decorative concrete using Bomanite Imprint Systems at St. Louis Zoo – Primate Canopy Trails.

Carolina Bomanite Creates Stunning Bomanite Stamped Concrete Hardscape at Mauldin Courtyard Marriott

Bomanite Imprint Systems provide superior durability while offering distinct pattern options for customizable design.The new state-of-the-art Courtyard by Marriott in Mauldin, SC, was developed by Touchstone Hospitality and offers inviting, flexible spaces, a well-equipped fitness center and outdoor pool, as well as small details and smart design that allow guests to be more productive while maintaining comfortability.

Bomanite Imprint Systems provide superior durability while offering distinct pattern options for customizable design.Bomanite Imprint Systems provide superior durability while offering distinct pattern options for customizable design.Having successfully worked with Touchstone Hospitality in the past, Carolina Bomanite Corporation was the developer’s top choice to create the decorative concrete hardscape surfaces.  The Carolina Bomanite team stepped up to the challenge to remedy another contractor’s poor workmanship on a previous project and brought the Bomanite family of products and expertise to the rescue.  Since then, the owner refuses to allow any other architectural concrete trade on its building sites.

Unsurpassed Selection and Superiority

Bomanite Imprint Systems provide superior durability while offering distinct pattern options for customizable design.The Mauldin Courtyard by Marriott highlights Bomanite Imprint Systems with multiple Bomacron patterns.  The selection and quality of Bomanite Imprinting Tools is unsurpassed in the industry with well over 400 distinct patterns and associated textures.  The hotel’s porte cochere features Bomanite Bomacron Running Bond Belgian Block, which resembles hand cut and tumbled basalt cobblestones, and adds distinct texture and design detail to the hardscape.  The Bomanite Bomacron 10” Boardwalk pattern was installed to create the front entrance as well as an extension at the back of the hotel leading into the enclosed amenity area, giving the lifelike look of real wood while providing the durability of concrete.  Additionally, the Bomanite Bomacron Slate Texture pattern was utilized to create the smoking area adjacent to the front entrance and in the enclosed amenity area at the back of the hotel.  The Slate Texture installation in the amenity area features a 3-4’ sawcut pattern that runs bias to the building, adding versatile texture and rustic, random veining that complements the hotel’s architecture and aesthetic.

Bomanite Imprint Systems provide superior durability while offering distinct pattern options for customizable design.To further accentuate the design, darkened float finish bands were incorporated around the salt textured fire table with the incorporation of a channel drain that will handle runoff water from the covered patio seating area.  Form and function come together seamlessly with this design and no details were spared, providing a beautifully stunning hardscape that is durable, distinct, and functional.

Challenges Faced

Bomanite Imprint Systems provide superior durability while offering distinct pattern options for customizable design.This project was underway prior to the onset of the pandemic and was thus temporarily delayed as the owner, along with others in the hospitality industry understood the future of travel.  Facing challenges like material shortages and labor inefficiencies in unprecedented scope and duration forced a delay during construction for approximately one year.  Despite the challenges that were faced, Carolina Bomanite was able to exceed the owner’s expectations with their successful completion of the architectural concrete installation.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Bomanite Imprint Systems provide superior durability while offering distinct pattern options for customizable design.Carolina Bomanite is experienced in all types of decorative concrete installation and for over 48 years they have set the standard for exceptional quality.  Their seamless installations at multiple Courtyard by Marriott locations have proven their commitment to excellence, resulting in a long-standing partnership with Touchstone Hospitality.  The 2021 Gold Award for Best Bomanite Imprint Systems Project was awarded to Carolina Bomanite for their stunning installation of Bomanite Bomacron Running Bond Belgian Block, 10” Boardwalk, and Slate Texture patterns to create a uniquely distinct decorative concrete hardscape around the Courtyard by Marriott in Mauldin, South Carolina, creating exceptional results and providing a product with superior durability and distinct character that will endure for decades to come.

Bomanite Imprint Systems provide superior durability while offering distinct pattern options for customizable design.

Connecticut Bomanite Beautifies Downtown Danbury Transit

Sidewalks featuring Medium Ashlar Slate and Soldier Course Belgian Block patterns decorative concrete Bomanite Imprint Systems.Danbury, CT, has embraced the vision of TOD, Transit-Oriented Development, to help revitalize downtown Danbury.  At the key of their TOD vision is a plan for higher density compact urban development that features walkable, pedestrian-friendly streetscapes and sidewalks, within a 10-minute walk of the train station and, connecting various modes of transit, jobs, housing, services, and amenities.  The streetscapes and sidewalks play a major role in attracting investment, new businesses, and employees to Downtown Danbury.  Whether an area is walkable depends on the physical condition of the space accessible to pedestrians as well as the perception of the physical space and its attractiveness to those who do and could utilize it.  The previous existing streetscape improvements were constructed in 1993 and in need of replacement, as evidenced by this Google Street View picture below from 2018.Google Maps Street View Danbury, CT, Downtown sidewalks July 2018.  The city selected Colonna Concrete & Asphalt Paving, LLC as the main contractor, and Connecticut Bomanite Systems was chosen to install the decorative concrete sidewalks for the roughly $12 million project.

 

Decorative Concrete Creates an Architectural Artistic Aesthetic

Sidewalks featuring Medium Ashlar Slate and Soldier Course Belgian Block patterns decorative concrete Bomanite Imprint Systems.Connecticut Bomanite, working with the City of Danbury, CT, installed the Bomanite Imprint Systems and chose the Medium Ashlar Slate pattern and the Soldier Course Belgian Block pattern.  They were the perfect choices in order to meet the project objective of making the downtown more pedestrian-friendly and appealing to shoppers, diners, and developers.  Instead of the higher cost of installing natural paving materials such as slate or granite, Bomanite Imprint Systems has been used in a wide variety of residential, commercial, and municipal applications to upgrade plain concrete or asphalt.  Bomanite Imprint Systems, the original cast-in-place, colored and imprinted architectural concrete paving, offers unmatched durability to withstand the toughest traffic loads and harshest environmental conditions.

Pick A Pattern, Pick A Color, Bring Your Own

Sidewalks featuring Medium Ashlar Slate and Soldier Course Belgian Block patterns decorative concrete Bomanite Imprint Systems.

 

For over five decades, Bomanite Imprint Systems have offered design professionals and homeowners a virtually limitless palette of patterns, textures, and colors – at a fraction of the cost of traditional materials. Bomanite Imprint Systems gives you more than 400 distinct patterns and associated textures with a wide variety of standard and custom coloring options. You can choose from many natural textures including slate, granite, limestone, sandstone, cobblestone and used brick. For decorative concrete architectural paving, accept no substitutes.

Sidewalks featuring Medium Ashlar Slate and Soldier Course Belgian Block patterns decorative concrete Bomanite Imprint Systems.

 

 

Bomanite molds are developed from natural products such as stone or wood as well as unconventional surfaces such as metal or plastic or whatever your imagination may bring to the table.  Images, logos, borders and highly custom textures are all part of the Bomanite offering.  Bomacron patterns are a textured version of the original Bomanite patterns. This product is cast-in-place, colored and imprinted, plus it provides added dimension of texture and relief between the joint lines (shallow joint configurations).

 

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

Sidewalks featuring Medium Ashlar Slate and Soldier Course Belgian Block patterns decorative concrete Bomanite Imprint Systems.Connecticut Bomanite Systems has an unsurpassed reputation of meeting and exceeding their clients’ expectations.  They deliver projects on time, under budget, and according to specs.  For this project they received the 2021 Bronze Award for Best Bomanite Imprint Systems Project.  In a post-COVID world, this sidewalk “refresh” is exactly what the merchants and citizens of Downtown Danbury needed to provide an environment where the arts, culture, commerce, and excitement can thrive.  It helps create the necessary ambience for Danbury’s citizens and visitors to enjoy now and into the decades ahead.