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Patterson Residence Driveway

The Patterson’s contacted Bomanite Licensee, Bomanite Toronto in need of a driveway and patio area that was as awe inspiring as their home. They wanted something that was durable enough for the Canadian winters, low maintenance as well as stylish in design. Bomanite Toronto worked with the homowners, providing samples of different systems, aggregates and exposure levels to find the right style and design for their project. The Bomanite Sandscape Texture Exposed Aggregate System was chosen with a Buckskin Integral color for the main driveway. Approximately 3,000 square feet of concrete was poured, placed and finished. The banding along the driveway was formed and poured separately using a Limestone textured finish. Designed saw cuts were also placed as part of the overall design.

Residential Front Patio and Driveway

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

Downtown Marriott Hotel – Renovations

The exterior improvements package recently completed at the Downtown Marriott involved an extensive renovation of the hotel’s entrance and façade. Hotel guests will undoubtedly enjoy the beautiful new finishes as they approach the front entrance. Bomanite Licensee, Musselman & Hall Contractors was responsible for the architectural hardscapes as well as the improvements in the public right-of-way. The scope of work included, in part, the placement of nearly 16,000 SF of integrally colored Bomanite Sandscape Texture sidewalk and paving, and 2,500 SF of Bomanite Revealed sidewalk and paving at the main entrance.

Prior to the start of the project, during the mock-up process, Musselman & Hall Contractors worked closely with Joe Mika of 360 Architecture and hotel management to craft the right combination of colors, aggregates, and finishes to be implemented in the project. After multiple meetings and sample reviews, Mussleman & Hall created the perfect hardscape finishes to blend seamlessly with the other beautiful finishes associated with the project.

Like most projects which involve major renovations to fully functioning facilities, the Downtown Marriott renovation project presented unique challenges. In order to maintain the hotel’s operations, the work had to be phased in such a way that guests could still get in and out of the hotel with limited disruption. Constant coordination and communication was necessary between all team members to complete the work in a timely manner and to the satisfaction of the owner.

Private Residence Driveway – Mendota Heights, MN

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The Owners of this private residence worked with Bomanite Licensee, Bulach Custom Rock on a custom design for their driveway. The driveway was poured with a Bomanite Integral color of French Gray. Bulach Custom Rock then threw Bomanite Natural Gray Color Hardener on the body of the driveway, which was stamped with the Bomacron Slate Texture. Bomanite Cobblestone Gray was used for the colored bands that were installed around the perimeter of the drive as well as across the drive at the halfway mark.

At the top of the driveway, a curved border was placed to give the landing area a patio feel. This portion was stamped with the Bomacron Ashlar Slate pattern, using the French Gray Bomanite Integral Color, and finished off with a multi-color seal for each individual block within the Ashlar Slate pattern.

Florida Turnpike Service Plaza Renovation – Florida

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The Florida Turnpike Service Plaza Project, a multiyear renovation program, directed by Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, consisted of decorative concrete installations that included walkway and plaza areas outside service station and restaurant facilities that started with the original 1950’s Turnpike stations; Turkey Lake, Canoe Creek, Fort Drum, West Palm Beach and finally Pompano Beach. Bomanite Licensee, Edwards Concrete placed and finished imprinted concrete at the plazas, applied a variety of colors, and in some cases seeded recycled, colored glass into landscape borders. It was a major transformation in that the old concrete at the service plazas had been plain gray.

The turnpike, one of the busiest highways in the nation, is formally named the Ronald Reagan Turnpike. Brett Nein, manager of landscape architecture for Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. that provided design services for the service-plaza projects noted that the existing service plazas didn’t meet the standards of the traveling public of the 21st Century. Three primary design themes were created to connect all of the facilities; water, sun and earth (or land). From these themes, the designers and Edwards Concrete interpreted the conceptual vision of the architectural firm directing the total project, Zyscovich, using concrete colors and decorative patterns for the hardscape materials.

Solterra The Retreat Clubhouse

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Solterra, the site of the 2008 Parade of Homes, needed a hardscape solution that fit the Tuscan-themed clubhouse and would be functional for each area of this upscale development, including the main drop-off area, the pool deck, and the patios.

Bomanite Licensee, Colorado Hardscapes, installed Bomacron imprinted and colored concrete and an integral color swirl finish, keeping within the budget and achieving the desired look. The main drop-off, the entry area, and the focal walkway leading to the pool utilized the Bomacron Roman Cobble pattern. Technicians grouted in the stones in the pedestrian areas while the stones in the vehicular areas were stained to look like grout.   The integral color swirl finish completed the unique design with bands used to separate the different areas and to bring detail to the patios. The field areas of these 5-inch, reinforced, monolithic pours received a stained finish to give it a different color than the bands.

The bull nose steps coordinate with the bull nose pool coping. A sandblasted and stained quote from Michelangelo, etched into the concrete, graces both entries. The poured-in place column bases in the amphitheater and the giant planter caps match the precast finish on the walls

East 54 Parking Plaza

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Bomanite Licensed Contractor, Carolina Bomanite, began working with Winston-Salem, N.C. Architects Dishner Moore more than a year in advance of the construction of this urban village of luxury condos, shops and dining in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Architect, Craig Dishner, “had a vision of creating a spectacular plaza design to be viewed and enjoyed at street level and above from the residential tenants”. After several mock-ups were completed and reviewed, a decision was made to use Bomanite’s Micro-Top as the topically applied coloration system over a custom “machine-swirl” integrally colored surface design for the plaza. Negotiations began with the General Contractor, Resolute Builders, to be the prime decorative flatwork contractor for this project. Carolina Bomanite had previously worked with the developer, East West Partners on other projects.

The initial phase began with the installation of the main entrance roundabout granite textured curb, along with 8000sf of dry-shake color- hardened Bomacron® Fishscale Granite Setts pattern paving. The curb was poured with an integral color at a low slump, hand shaped, then textured and barcut to resemble hand-placed granite.The ADA warning strip that followed the outer contour of the roundabout posed several problems. First, the original design called for a stamped pattern using geometric shapes. We soon realized that this would be both an installation, and aesthetic issue when installed. Carolina Bomanite quickly suggested a hand-tooled, grooved pattern that followed the radius of the contour. After several calls and letters to the town of Chapel Hill, an approval was given to install the grooved pattern. All parties agreed, this was an excellent solution to a difficult problem.

The plaza, a 25,000sf parking and mixed use space, was designed not only to be parking, but also become an entertainment venue on weekends and evenings. The decorative topping slab was designed to be a 4-7” integrally colored slab with the special “swirl” finish. High summer temperatures made working on this sub-slab almost unbearable. The decision was made to convert the 10-man crew to night work with forming beginning at 11:00pm and the first of 2 pours at 2-3:00am each morning. A cast-in-place stage with cascading steps was the first pour of this phase of the project, followed with several hundred ft. of ADA warning bands. Since the deck was previously waterproofed, all forms were set using sandbags for support. Only 2 finishers were allowed to complete the custom “machine-swirl” pattern in order to keep consistency throughout the project. After the plaza was installed, the 4-man finish crew came in to begin the layout and sawcut of the plaza design. A template was used to layout the geometric shapes. Precise layouts from the GC’s site superintendent Chris Hardee allowed the design to go in precisely to plan. After a thorough cleaning, the Bomanite® Micro-Top product was installed in a “reddish” color to compliment the decorative brick design used on the buildings exterior. Water based sealers were then applied to protect the colored areas.