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

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

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

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

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