Archives for the month of: February, 2020

The City and County of Denver needed to make improvements to the existing 38th & Holly Detention Pond. During small and larger storm events, water was collecting in Holly Street at depths up to approximately 1.5 feet. The water would then overflow the pond embankment along Holly Street to enter the pond and caused severe erosion to the embankment, meanwhile creating on-going maintenance concerns and repairs.

The City and County of Denver moved forward with plans to significantly re-landscape the detention pond along with planting trees for pedestrian shade to mitigate the issues, prevent future erosion and provide storm water management.

Bomanite Grasscrete Partially Concealed System is a pervious monolithic cast-in-place concrete suitable for this gabion tiered drop structure detention pond located in Denver, CO that was planted with varying grasses for greenspace and stormwater management.In order to tackle the innovative decorative concrete design by the Landscape Architects, Stream Design, a gabion drop structure was constructed utilizing architectural concrete finishes to create this storm water improvement at 38th & Holly Detention Pond in Denver, CO that included the partially concealed Bomanite Grasscrete system that uses the Molded Pulp Formers. Stream Design met with the contractor early on to discuss some of the ideas to create more beautiful and functional drop structures to help not only enhance the storm water design and erosion control, but also to bring extra value to the neighborhood. Collectively they came up with concrete finishes that tie together nicely in a tiered design and encourage the flow of storm water. A combination of Grasscrete, stamped concrete, exposed aggregate and stained concrete, was the answer to the design decision.

Bomanite Grasscrete Partially Concealed System is a pervious monolithic cast-in-place concrete suitable for this gabion tiered drop structure detention pond located in Denver, CO that was planted with varying grasses for greenspace and stormwater management.By utilizing Bomanite Grasscrete, the project incorporated a pervious concrete element to the paving. Grasscrete is a continuously reinforced monolithic cast-in-place concrete solution that allows water to flow through and plants to grow within the voids. The Grasscrete was filled with a variety of different plants to blend with the adjacent planted areas syncing together the beauty of concrete and landscaping. By creating voids within a monolithic, continuously reinforced, cast-in-place concrete slab, plants have the opportunity to thrive within concrete. These voids also allow water to penetrate the slab, providing a sustainable yet durable solution for pervious pavement and storm water management. The partially grassed Grasscrete System is robust enough to withstand the Colorado winters and additional water flow while creating that feel good factor of greenspace.

Bomanite Grasscrete Partially Concealed System is a pervious monolithic cast-in-place concrete suitable for this gabion tiered drop structure detention pond located in Denver, CO that was planted with varying grasses for greenspace and stormwater management.The project now safely directs storm water into the detention pond while improving the water quality and aesthetics for the surrounding neighborhood. By incorporating different concrete finishes but utilizing uncolored concrete as the base of all of the paving, cost effective yet decorative concrete was provided for the City and County of Denver Public Works project.

The future of physical shopping is about creating a compelling destination and a location specific experience to engage the public to generate return visitation. Tanger Outlets Daytona, working with project designer, EDSA and decorative concrete craftsmen, Edwards Concrete Company provided just that! Bomanite Licensee, Edwards Concrete, with their expertise in the decorative concrete field helped to create an ultimate shopping experience that provided the guests with the feeling of spending the day at the racetrack with a beachy vibe. Working for four months building out walkways, major thorough fares, plazas, outdoor living areas and a splash pad playground along with thousands of feet of decorative concrete curbing, Edwards Concrete pulled out all the stops to transform the 38-acre site design into a contemporary social gathering mega shopping mall.

Tanger Outlet Daytona Beach designs Bomacron Boardwalk stamped concrete pattern in lounge area and walking paths installed by Bomanite Licensee Edwards Concrete Company located in Winter Garden, FLThe project designer EDSA has a winning track record for planning, landscape architecture, themed environment design and urban design. Breaking the mold of a traditional outlet mall, Tanger Outlets Daytona was designed to provide a fresh and unique appeal to their customers. The aesthetic styling is a combination of beach-industrial and mid-century modern theme with brand name stores located in the interior space that are connected by the outdoor walkways and plaza spaces inspired by the Daytona International Speedway that lies just a few short miles away.

A racetrack checkerboard theme in two tone concrete colorants is installed by Edwards Concrete for the Tanger Outlets DaytonaWith a circular racetrack pattern on the outside perimeter there are four standout entry plazas of ocean, beach, industrial and Floridian forest themes showcasing unique decorative concrete paving installed by Edwards Concrete, with planters and lighting that lead into an interior checkerboard pattern of sponge finished two tone colored concrete walkways resembling the racetrack infield.

A Bomanite Exposed Aggregate with Seashells step platform and handicap ramp installed by Edwards Concrete Company creates seating and lighting at the Tanger Outlets mall located in Daytona Beach, FLA Bomanite Exposed Aggregate step plaza with light box seating and handicap ramp was created with embedded seashells to provide a reflective nature of light. Common gathering spaces, “pit stops”, create points of convergence; media lounge, two outdoor living rooms, three cabanas, lighted sitting swings, and shading trellis contribute to the social shopping experience.  To facilitate the beach theme Bomanite imprinted concrete in a Bomacron Boardwalk pattern was incorporated into several of the lounge areas as well as common walking areas along the front of retail shops. In addition, a kid worthy splash pad playground and central water fountain support the family-focused atmosphere. Edwards Concrete used several ocean inspired blues of concrete colorant for the surface area of the splash pad and sandblasted the defining bands in beige to mimic the water and sandy beach vibe.

Tanger Outlet Daytona Beach creates Bomanite Decorative Concrete splash pads to mimic the ocean and sand beach vibe installed by Bomanite Licensee Edwards Concrete Company located in Winter Garden, FLDecorative concrete paving and flooring are becoming more and more commonplace in commercial and retail facilities such as this themed shopping mall for its versatility in design, long-term durability, low-maintenance, weather-resistant features and environmentally friendly attributes. Not only did Edwards Concrete display their craftsmanship with Bomanite Decorative Concrete for multiple applications within the scope of the project, they also met the grand opening deadline of this beachy racetrack theme inspired mall while enduring Hurricane Matthew that hit during the installation. Tanger Outlets 44th center in Daytona Beach was up and running on their targeted date offering a world-class shopping themed experience for local, national and international visitors.

Awards: Bomanite Imprint Systems Over 12,000 Sq. Ft – Gold Award 2017 and ASCC Decorative Concrete Council 2018 Award – Multiple Applications, Over 5,000 Square Feet, Second Place

Work completed by Edwards Concrete “BY THE NUMBERS”:

  • 16,406 man hours and 119 workdays
  • 187,638 square feet of hardscape concrete
  • 4,367 lineal feet of decorative curbs and bands
  • 41,798 square feet of gray paver bases
  • 132,091 square feet of sponged finished walkways in a checkerboard pattern
  • 7,011 square feet of Bomacron Boardwalk stamped concrete
  • 2,890 square feet larger than life pattern of a scanner barcode
  • 550 square feet exposed aggregate seashell step plaza with a handicap ramp
  • 1,872 square feet of exposed aggregate seashell bands
  • 3,838 lineal feet of planter curbs 399 lineal feet of tree pit curbs
  • 1,426 square feet splash pad finished with 529 lineal feet of sandblasted bands