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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.

 

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.

 

Bomanite of Tulsa installed Bomanite Granite Setts imprinted decorative concrete pavement at Tulsa Tech in Tulsa, OK. ` Bomanite of Tulsa installed Bomanite Granite Setts imprinted decorative concrete pavement at Tulsa Tech in Tulsa, OK. ` Bomanite of Tulsa installed Bomanite Granite Setts imprinted decorative concrete pavement at Tulsa Tech in Tulsa, OK.

Heritage Bomanite Builds Bedtower Fountain

Clovis Community Hospital in Clovis, CA features a decorative concrete fountain installed by Heritage Bomanite.California’s central valley, home to the city of Clovis, is an area that’s booming because it ranks as one of the state’s most affordable places to live, among other factors.  Community growth contributes to a resulting hospital services demand and thus the demand for the newest expansion of Clovis Community Medical Center, completed in the summer of 2022.  This phase of expansion encompassed:

  • a new 148-bed tower along with a sizable surgery/emergency addition.
  • department expansions for food service, maintenance, and materials management.
  • a new double-height main entrance.
  • a new trauma bay emergency area with six operating rooms on the floor above it.
  • a rapid assessment screening area for the Emergency Department to alleviate congestion.
  • a place for ambulances to stack and be able to offload without impacting the public.
  • outdoor space design.
  • and more.

 

Bomanite Fountain Flows Serenely

Clovis Community Hospital in Clovis, CA features a decorative concrete fountain installed by Heritage Bomanite.

Clovis Community Medical Center chose Clark Construction as the main contractor.  Working with Vineyard Pools, Heritage Bomanite was selected to construct the main feature fountain for one of the outdoor areas.  Heritage Bomanite and Vineyard Pools have a successful history of creating fountains for the Clovis hospital, so Heritage Bomanite was the perfect choice for this project.  Terry Broussard, of Broussard and Associates, the designer on both projects, oversaw the construction and exceeded expected results for this particular project.

Clovis Community Hospital in Clovis, CA features a decorative concrete fountain installed by Heritage Bomanite.

 

 

The very small project site made the onsite work even more challenging, requiring the work to be completed while the adjacent space was open to pedestrians.  The formwork was quite complex, and the trough needed to be 100% level to allow for even water flow over the edge.  Epoxy coated rebar was installed throughout the structure.  Integrally colored decorative concrete was used, and the finish was smooth troweled.  The project required a combination of pre-cast and cast-in-place decorative concrete.  The 42 pre-cast trough covers were poured at Heritage Bomanite’s shop using the same integral color, with care being taken of the size specifications so each piece would fit properly into its individual stainless steel mounting brackets.

 

 

Heritage Bomanite Has Honored History

Clovis Community Hospital in Clovis, CA features a decorative concrete fountain installed by Heritage Bomanite.Like all Bomanite licensees, Heritage Bomanite has no equal in the industry in specialty concrete by providing unbeatable quality and unsurpassable service on every project.  This project is a spectacular example of their quality craftsmanship during decorative concrete installations.  Precision and professionalism are a hallmark of the work done by Heritage Bomanite.  They are concrete artisans who welcome the challenge presented by projects others would not attempt.  They know how to beat deadlines, deliver under budget, construct in ongoing operational settings, and create concrete works of art that keep their clients coming back for more.  Over the years they have won many Bomanite Awards as a testament to their abilities.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

For this project, Heritage Bomanite was awarded the 2022 Bronze Award for Best Bomanite Specialty Project.  Chosen specifically because of their previous project performance and craftsmanship, Heritage again exceeded expectations of all stake holders by delivering another beautiful fountain for the Clovis Community Hospital.  It is no wonder why they were chosen to provide pivotal project expertise.  Hopefully the time spent near this fountain will be as healing as it is comforting and enjoyable.  Patients, visitors, and staff can expect many years of this fountain providing peace, pleasure, and solace.

 

Clovis Community Hospital in Clovis, CA features a decorative concrete fountain installed by Heritage Bomanite. ` Clovis Community Hospital in Clovis, CA features a decorative concrete fountain installed by Heritage Bomanite.

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.

Bomanite Technical Workshop Distinguishes Bomanite Licensees as Best in Industry

The annual Bomanite Technical Workshop provides training on new Bomanite product offerings and trade techniques, distinguishing Bomanite Licensees as the best.

 

Bomanite is a name synonymous with the innovation and development of decorative, imprinted concrete.  Over the last 50 years, Bomanite has developed new systems for various toppings, concrete overlays, coloration systems, stains, concrete dyes, exposed aggregates, and polished concrete.  These systems of products complement the proven imprinted concrete techniques and pervious concrete system, Grasscrete®, that put the Bomanite brand on the map over sixty years ago.  The Bomanite Company and its licensed group of contractors continue to distinguish themselves as the best in the industry.  To guarantee consistently high standards, Bomanite offers training, marketing, technical services, and support to its contractors and to the design community.

 

Bomanite Licensees Get in the Mix to Learn New Techniques at Annual Training

The annual Bomanite Technical Workshop provides training on new Bomanite product offerings and trade techniques, distinguishing Bomanite Licensees as the best.

 

 

As part of the offered training, each year Bomanite holds a technical workshop where Bomanite Licensees congregate together to learn about new Bomanite product offerings, get their hands dirty learning new trade techniques, and exchange ideas and tips with fellow Bomanite Licensees.  This on-going commitment to learning provides Bomanite Licensees with the knowledge and expertise to install a superior product with continual technical training on the latest processes, systems, and techniques that puts Bomanite contractors ahead of the pack.

Bomanite Licensees get their hands dirty, learning new techniques and exchanging ideas and tips with fellow Bomanite Licensees at the Bomanite annual training.

 

 

 

Bomanite’s Technical Director determines which new products will be demonstrated and works closely with the host to choose projects that will be beneficial additions at the host facility.  This year our annual assembly was hosted by Bomanite Licensee Bomanite Houston in Houston, Texas and included installations of Bomanite Micro-Stone, Micro-Metel, Modena TG and SL, and Grasscrete.  Various other applications were included in the training as well, highlighting and showcasing installation methods and techniques for 19 different Bomanite products.

 

Bomanite Technical Workshop Distinguishes Bomanite Licensees as Best in Industry

The annual Bomanite Technical Workshop provides training on new Bomanite product offerings and trade techniques, distinguishing Bomanite Licensees as the best.Bomanite Licensees are encouraged to take part in the training and many of our seasoned concrete craftsmen help out with the demonstrations.  The annual technical workshop facilitates communication and collaboration within the network of licensed Bomanite contractors, providing a space where ideas, advice, and industry knowledge can be shared and applied.

Innovative systems in the hands of highly creative, skilled craftsmen translates to extraordinary architectural concrete paving and flooring solutions.  This is why Bomanite provides exclusive training to our network of concrete professionals who are dedicated to the highest standards of quality and service.  These specialists and Bomanite form an unbeatable, unique team, offering the experience, consistency, training, service, and support that results in extraordinary architectural concrete paving and flooring solutions.

Bomanite Licensees get their hands dirty, learning new techniques and exchanging ideas and tips with fellow Bomanite Licensees at the Bomanite annual training.

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.

Colorado Hardscapes Collaborates to Create Bomanite Micro-Top XT Work of Art

The RYE SoBo apartment complex boasts a beautiful Bomanite Micro-Top XT artistic display as well as Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete sidewalks.

 

 

The RYE SoBo apartment complex in Denver’s South Broadway Park neighborhood offers relaxed, sophisticated living with distinctive design and uniquely personal features.  RYE SoBo is a community of convenience, and a residency here includes modern amenities and contemporary conveniences like a beer garden, resort-inspired pool, athletic training center, electric car charging stations, a rooftop dog park and pet spa, and a co-working venue.

The RYE SoBo apartment complex boasts a beautiful Bomanite Micro-Top XT artistic display as well as Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete sidewalks.

 

 

 

RYE SoBo is perfectly located for urban adventure and provides a communal environment where active lifestyles blend together seamlessly – eclectic dives and shops, unique cafes and restaurants, bookstores, live music venues, and much more are at your fingertips.  The distinct aesthetic and inspired vibes carry throughout the complex and neighborhood with thoughtful design and modern architectural features.

Bomanite Systems Equate to Installation Success

The RYE SoBo apartment complex boasts a beautiful Bomanite Micro-Top XT artistic display as well as Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete sidewalks.The RYE SoBo apartment complex incorporates 2,800 SF of decorative flatwork and 8,400 SF of uncolored sidewalks that were installed by Bomanite Licensee Colorado Hardscapes.  Included in these installations were Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems and Bomanite Toppings Systems.  Working with Price Design Group as the general contractor and BrightView as the landscape architect, Colorado Hardscapes integrated a specialty scoring pattern into the Bomanite Sandscape Texture sidewalks around the building and achieved the different colors using Bomanite Con-Color in Cobblestone and French Gray.  Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete was an optimal application for this installation to provide added durability while inserting a decorative element that blends well with the artistic nature of Broadway Park.

The RYE SoBo apartment complex boasts a beautiful Bomanite Micro-Top XT artistic display as well as Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete sidewalks.Bomanite Micro Top-XT is one of Bomanite’s Toppings System applications and has extraordinary adhesion properties and the ability to withstand prolonged pedestrian and vehicular traffic, while also providing a tough, water-retardant coating that made it perfect for this installation.  On the northeast side of the RYE SoBo Apartments, Colorado Hardscapes placed 300 SF of custom colored Bomanite Micro-Top XT in a pattern created by prominent Colorado artist, Clark Richert.  Known primarily for his large, geometrically patterned paintings, Richert derived his work through investigation of five-fold symmetry and quasi-crystal patterns found both in nature and theoretical mathematics.  With 15 different colors in the design, placing each color was laborious and tedious, but perfectly executed by the Colorado Hardscapes team.  Each color is surrounded by a saw cut to accentuate the crisp lines and enhance the dimensionality of the art piece.

Bomanite Micro-Top XT portrays a stunning design that was created by prominent Colorado Artist Clark Richert, who was known primarily for his large, geometrically patterned paintingsYou can see this beautiful work of art in person off Alameda in the alleyway between Bannock Street and Cherokee Street in Denver’s South Broadway neighborhood.  Richert originally wanted to use embedded mosaic tiles in concrete to create his piece, but once he saw how vivid and solid Bomanite MicroTop-XT could make each section, it was absolute that Colorado Hardscapes would employ this application instead.  Projects like this are where Bomanite products really shine, allowing the RYE SoBo apartment complex to showcase Richert’s iconic art while enhancing the iconic energy and inspired vibes of the area.

Award Winning Decorative Concrete

The RYE SoBo apartment complex boasts a beautiful Bomanite Micro-Top XT artistic display as well as Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete sidewalks.Colored, stamped, etched, or sandblasted, today’s architectural concrete is limited only by the imagination.  Colorado Hardscapes is a national leader in decorative concrete innovation, offering premium quality and lifelong durability in their finished products.  Their collaboration with late artist, Clark Richert led them to create a work of art for the RYE SoBo apartment complex, earning them the 2021 Best Bomanite Toppings Project Gold Award for their Bomanite Micro-Top XT installation.  Superior service, successful execution, and unbeatable results time and time again are what make Colorado Hardscapes the Front Range’s premier decorative concrete contractor.

The RYE SoBo apartment complex boasts a beautiful Bomanite Micro-Top XT artistic display as well as Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete sidewalks.

Colorado Hardscapes Creates Decorative Concrete Paseo Using Bomanite Sandscape

Colorado Hardscapes created a stunning paseo at Market Station using Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete paired with Bomanite Ebony Chemical Stain. Market Station is downtown Denver’s newest development and includes the entire city block bounded by 16th, 17th, Market, and Blake Streets.  This revitalization project combined 80,000 SF of retail, 95,000 SF of office space, 225 residences, and below grade parking.  To create additional indoor/outdoor space, the Market Station Basecamp was created by activating the alley way area.  This paseo features design details that celebrate the outdoor recreation culture of Colorado and offers an active space for the public to enjoy food, drink, art, and interaction.

Colorado Hardscapes created a stunning paseo at Market Station using Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete paired with Bomanite Ebony Chemical Stain. Project developer Continuum Partners contracted with landscape architecture firm,  Dig Studio, to figure out the hardscape design on the decks, along the streets, and throughout the paseo.  Having successfully worked with both firms in addition to Kiewit, the general contractor, Colorado Hardscapes was selected to perform the concrete installations.  Colorado Hardscapes worked with Dig Studio to develop the colors, the scoring layout, and construction details, becoming a partner in the process, rather than just an installation contractor.

Form and Function Fulfilled

Colorado Hardscapes created a stunning paseo at Market Station using Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete paired with Bomanite Ebony Chemical Stain. Multiple Bomanite systems were chosen for this project, including Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems and Bomanite Toppings Systems.  Dig Studio chose Bomanite Sandscape Texture with alternately stained panels.  The initial design called for a more pointed saw cut design that resembled a chevron pattern, but Colorado Hardscapes recommended a reduction in the pattern angle to prevent cracking.  Determining the darker color on alternate panels of the Bomanite Sandscape Texture concrete required several rounds of samples, including a 150 SF mockup at the Colorado Hardscapes yard, which led to the use of Bomanite Paténe Artectura featuring Bomanite Ebony Chemical Stain.

 

Colorado Hardscapes created a stunning paseo at Market Station using Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete paired with Bomanite Ebony Chemical Stain. The entire scope of work included approximately 18,753 SF of Bomanite Sandscape Texture flatwork.  Used in combination with a variety of color and staining options, Bomanite Sandscape Texture creates consistent texture and durability, making it ideal for this application at Market Station.  Furthermore, broom finished sidewalks, various walls, benches, trench drains, planter walls, planter curbs, truncated domes, curb and gutter, storm inlets, specialty sawcuts, staining, and Bomanite Micro-Top walls were also completed by Colorado Hardscapes.

 

Challenges and Achievements

Colorado Hardscapes created a stunning paseo at Market Station using Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete paired with Bomanite Ebony Chemical Stain.

 

 

 

Project challenges included developing a thickness and reinforcement that would qualify the pavement for emergency equipment access.  Additionally, due to construction scheduling, the pavement could not be continuously placed, but had to be poured in a manner that allowed it to look as if all concrete was completed in one pour.

 

 

Colorado Hardscapes created a stunning paseo at Market Station using Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete paired with Bomanite Ebony Chemical Stain. These challenges were on top of having to coordinate the snow melt system, which required an extra layer of mesh and proper placement of chairs for all the reinforcement and snowmelt tubing so that the concrete could be sawcut without cutting through the radiant tubing.  The layout of the scoring also needed to meet both the crack control concerns as well as the decorative scoring needs.  Despite the many technical challenges that came with this project, the uniqueness of the paseo has created a memorable spot for those living in the area or visiting Denver for the first time.

 

 

Colorado Hardscapes values the back-and-forth discussion with their clients because it allows for a better understanding of the project, reduces the chances of unexpected outcomes, and better establishes expectations.  Colorado Hardscapes was specifically chosen for this project to provide a premier Bomanite Sandscape Texture finish with precise staining and complex, detailed sawcuts and rightfully so as they earned the 2021 Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project Gold Award for their spectacular executionTheir accuracy and expertise in the installation of Bomanite Sandscape Texture decorative concrete at Market Station aided in transforming the heart of LoDo, providing a paseo with a unique, urban aesthetic, and creating an extraordinary alternative destination.