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The Dr. Sanford and Lois Benjamin Healing Garden is a welcome haven enhanced and architecturally engineered using Bomanite Imprint Systems with Bomacron decorative concrete patterns installed by licensee, Carolina Bomanite. What used to be a plain gray concrete pad adjacent to the emergency room waiting area at Carolina Medical Center-Mercy in Charlotte, NC, is now a beautiful 4,000 square foot garden where loved ones and hospital staff can relax and heal. The serene area has a courtyard, sitting areas, walkways and plenty of landscaping.

CMC Mercy Hospital Heals with a Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Serene Garden with Walkways, Courtyards, Vegetative Vertical Wall, Scultpures and Soothing Nighttime LightingCarolina Bomanite worked carefully with the Landscape Architect, Bloc Design to turn the space into a tranquil garden, designed with intentional and specific elements that aid in therapeutic benefits to all cognitive aspects of a person including emotional, physical, and spiritual. The 1,500 square feet of Bomanite imprinted concrete has multiple textures, colors, and patterns including Bomacron Regular Slate and Bomacron Small Sandstone. Pebbles and stones were strategically placed and included into the walkways to provide a tranquil, but easy to navigate setting. The text in the decorative concrete circle was “etched” into the concrete and Bomanite Con-Color was used to highlight the thought provoking words.

CMC Mercy Hospital Heals with a Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Serene Garden with Walkways, Courtyards, Vegetative Vertical Wall, Scultpures and Soothing Nighttime LightingA donor wall recognizes the people who supported the donor funded project. Prominent in the garden is an outdoor pergola, a vegetated vertical wall (called a Living Wall), focal point sculpture, lush vegetation, and seating.  As stated in this Charlotte Observer article, “The garden is meant to be a healing space where staff and caregivers can take a break and where patients and family members can come to get out of the hospital atmosphere and heal. Patients who are waiting for test results or recovering from surgery may find the garden to be a peaceful environment during stressful times.”

During construction, the location and access to this small area directly outside of a busy hospital emergency entrance created a difficult work environment for the crew. Most days their trucks had to park two blocks away in a small back lot behind the hospital. From seemingly chaotic stressful challenges of the construction site emerged a truly beautiful healing garden that features gorgeous decorative concrete for this busy uptown hospital. The Bomanite Imprinted Concrete System is not only pleasing to the eye, it obviously also helps in the healing of body and spirit for patients, visitors and staff.

CMC Mercy Hospital Heals with a Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Serene Garden with Walkways, Courtyards, Vegetative Vertical Wall, Scultpures and Soothing Nighttime Lighting

CMC Mercy Hospital Heals with a Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Serene Garden with Walkways, Courtyards, Vegetative Vertical Wall, Scultpures and Soothing Nighttime Lighting

CMC Mercy Hospital Heals with a Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Serene Garden with Walkways, Courtyards, Vegetative Vertical Wall, Scultpures and Soothing Nighttime Lighting

 

Dreaming of a place to lounge, entertain and relax? This is entertaining at its best. The Homeowners wanted an entertainment space that would work for friends, family and client gatherings. After a visit to the local Bomanite Licensees showroom, Heritage Bomanite, located in Fresno, Ca. to review samples, colors, and systems they knew they could bring their grand vision to life. In wanting to create a backyard oasis, they chose several different systems in complimenting colors that provided an enticing atmosphere for outdoor living year round.

Residential remodel inlcudes mecca entertainment space for all ages using bomanite stamped concrete for the pool deck and exposed aggregate antico process for patios and outdoor living areasThe expansive backyard pool deck and patio of 2,200 square feet were cast-in-place and stamped with the Bomacron Slate Texture for the majority of the space. Bomanite Sand Color Hardener with a Light Brown Release Agent were used to provide a natural look for the Slate pattern. The textured concrete deck provides slip-resistance and durability. Two important benefits of the Bomanite Imprint System.

Residential remodel inlcudes mecca entertainment space for all ages using bomanite stamped concrete for the pool deck and exposed aggregate antico process for patios and outdoor living areasThe Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Antico Process System was incorporated and used to separate the gathering areas, creating cozy niches. The stacked stone outdoor firepit visiting spot with seat walls and steps were given the decorative concrete treatment as well.

Residential remodel inlcudes mecca entertainment space for all ages using bomanite stamped concrete for the pool deck and exposed aggregate antico process for patios and outdoor living areasThe Cabana houses a hi-end Top Chef’s kitchen with a polished concrete countertop, built in fireplace, four TV’s, hanging heaters and multiple places for dining, visiting and entertaining top-notch guests. The flooring for the seating area was proposed using the Antico Process in a Light Brown color with Sawcuts to provide that element of separation and design.

Comparable in appearance to natural travertine or manufactured cast stone, the Antico Process can emulate and compliment these types of higher end finishes in a cost-effective fashion, providing that designer feel and look. The Exposed Aggregate Antico Process is best suited for exterior applications and works well with the Bomanite Imprint Systems, stamped concrete in lighter colors that are often used for pool decks, patios and other areas where light reflectivity is desired.

The homeowner’s remodel also included a pool waterfall, a Bocce Ball court and outdoor restroom to complete the overall design; making entertaining a breeze and a dream a reality!

 

Anderson University Decker Hall Plaza recently underwent renovations for their centennial celebration. Students returning from summer vacation arrived to a newly-paved valley along with many other changes that improved the appearance of the 100 year old campus.

KRM Architecture, Inc. worked with the local Bomanite Licensee, Shepherds Construction Co, to help recreate the original paving in a more stable, durable, cost-effective and aesthetic appealing paving material. Bomanite Stamped Concrete Imprint Systems was chosen for its realistic appearance to brick. The Bomaron Running Bond Used Brick pattern was colored throughout with an Integral Color and highlighted with a Bomanite Release Agent to show the texture and old worn brick finish.

Bomanite Stamped Concrete is highly durable long-lasting for harsh winter environments and stands the test of time for several million footsteps a day, making it ideal for the Anderson University campus.

 “[President Pistole] speaks to excellence in all things, and our campus needs to strive to reflect that excellence,” said Dean of Students Chris Confer, speaking to the reasoning behind renovations this year. The renovations include replacing uneven bricks on the walkway with concrete that will still appear to be brick, but is a more cost-effective material than brick. The plan to add greenery will also improve the aesthetic appeal of the area.

“[The area outside of Decker] is the front door to our campus,” said Confer. “These renovations will improve its appeal and eliminate the hazard of broken and uneven bricks that can be difficult to walk on and can possibly cause injury, especially in bad weather.”

In 1970, Decker Hall was completed, replacing Old Main as the central academic building on campus and consisted of 10,000 square feet of brick pavers installed over concrete sub-base and sand leveler. For the Centennial Celebration the pavers were removed and disposed of with new construction of curb planters, 5,000 square feet of Bomanite stamped concrete and approximately 3,300 square feet of broom finish banding and tributary walkways, giving this project a brand new start to another 100 years.

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8N Lofts, is a service-driven student living community located near the city’s Historic Haymarket District on 8th and N Streets. The lofts include a sky deck with a jumbo LED TV, fitness facility, outdoor climbing wall with firepit and seating areas, private courtyards and grilling stations to name a few amenities all along with a 4,200 square foot all-inclusive clubhouse.

Bomanite Licensee, Stephens and Smith Worked with CSO Architects and Hausmann Construction, on creating an outdoor entertaining space that was a perfect fit for the defined areas for using Bomanite decorative concrete for the defined areas.  Two separate courtyards were created with fields of different colors and textures. The courtyards serve as bike storage with a pergola and have multiple areas like sitting area around the fire pit, ping pong table, rock climbing, outdoor kitchen and a wood deck to enjoy the fresh air.

The Bomacron Herringbone Used Brick and Bomacron Running Bond Used Brick patterns were used with a circular design in the shape of the number eight.  Bomanite Color Hardeners in Coquina and Natural Gray with Bomanite Release Agents in Mexican Tile and French Gray complement the building colors and outside décor.

Bomanite Color Hardener provides increased durability, wear resistance and fade resistance, just what is needed for an outdoor entertainment space, student living complex.

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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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Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Walkway

Homes are original as the people that live in them and so is Bomanite Architectural Concrete. Whether your home is a Spanish bungalow or Victorian mansion you will always come home to the genuine quality of Bomanite. Bomanite integrates both personality and product, crafting solutions to bring your ideas to life.

Bomanite Architectural Concrete is not only for residential applications like pool decks, patios, walkways and entries… rugged, long-lasting Bomanite is also ideal for commercial and municipal applications. Not only does Bomanite hold up under heavy traffic, it can add extraordinary beauty to an ordinary public thoroughfare. Whether you’re planning a residential patio, a commercial driveway or a municipal sidewalk, you can always count on Bomanite’s enduring quality and craftsmanship.

Entertaining guests comes easy with a well designed, thought out outdoor space. Create flowing walkways, circular cozy niches with Bomanite Imprinted Concrete Systems. Visually, stamped concrete blends in beautifully with other building materials and architectural styles and is readily adaptable to different design schemes, ranging from Old World to Ultra-Modern.

Stamped concrete can also be used in conjunction with other decorative concrete elements such as exposed aggregate or acid staining creating an expression of lifestyle and imagination.

Imprinted Concrete’s versatility makes it an ideal flooring and paving material for a variety of applications from interior to exterior including:

• Workplace • Hospitality • Sport Arenas • Educational • Professional • Retail • Government • Residential
• Food Service • Healthcare • Automotive • Manufacturing

Unlike pre-cast unit pavers or natural stone, Bomanite Imprinted concrete can be constructed in a wide variety of texture, color and pattern options. Custom patterns and textures are developed on a regular basis for onetime projects or logos, themed spaces or custom homes. With 60 standard Bomanite Color Hardener and matching Bomanite Integral Colors plus customs and Bomanite’s Patène Artectura staining options, such as Bomanite Chemical Stain, Bomanite Interior Concrete Dye and Bomanite Con-Color, Bomanite offers the most expansive and versatile color palette on the market today.

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Bomanite Licensee, Texas Bomanite worked many hours when they took on a large decorative component of the municipal intersection of Belt Line Road and MacArthur Boulevard in Coppell, Texas. Since it’s a major intersection, avoiding traffic congestion due to road construction was of utmost priority and construction was expected to take at least 30 days. Various lanes of traffic were shut down while Texas Bomanite reconstructed and replaced the brick paving intersection with decorative stamped concrete. Texas Bomanite poured 200+ cubic yards of concrete in a single day using 3 crews working on 3 different areas of the intersection simultaneously to keep the project moving and completed in 11 days. A Star design was created using the Bomanite Running Bond Used Brick Pattern and saw cuts along with several Color Hardeners and Release Agents to create the red and gray pop of color.

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Bomanite Decorative Concrete Pool Deck

Bomanite Decorative Concrete Pool Deck

Bomanite Decorative Concrete Waterfall Feature

Bomanite Decorative Concrete Waterfall Feature

The homeowners of a private residence in Sandy, Utah worked with Bomanite Licensee, Architectural Concrete & Design for their backyard pool and patio hardscape. This outdoor area has a pool deck, waterfall feature, fire pit, several patio spaces and stairs that received a cohesive decorative concrete design using the Bomanite Imprint System with several standout coloring techniques.

The pool deck and upper patio were poured and the concrete colored with Bomanite Coquina Color Hardener and then a sweat textured finish was applied. Once the color hardened concrete was cured, multiple coats of Bomanite Chemical Stain in Pine and Ebony were applied and then to create the grid design, sawcuts were made in a 4′ 6″ pattern. The pool coping and waterfall feature were stained to compliment the rock surround on the waterfall.

The lower patio deck, stairs and fire pit were stamped with the Bomacron Slate Texture mat to provide a simple separation but collective design with the pool deck area. Bomanite Desert Tan Color Hardener and several Bomanite Release Agents in Autumn Brown, Light Brown and Mexican Tile were applied.

The homeowners were thrilled with the overall Bomanite backyard design and how it complimented and integrated with the landscaping of rock walls, creek beds and walking paths.

Bomanite Decorative Concrete - Pool Coping

Bomanite Decorative Concrete – Pool Coping

Bomanite Decorative Concrete - Patio Stairs

Bomanite Decorative Concrete – Patio Stairs

Bomanite Decorative Concrete - Fire Pit

Bomanite Decorative Concrete – Fire Pit

 

Greenway Station Shopping Center - Paver Failure

BEFORE: Greenway Station Shopping Center – Paver Failure

AFTER : Greenway Station Shopping Center - Bomanite Imprint Systems

AFTER : Greenway Station Shopping Center – Bomanite Imprint Systems

Greenway Station, located in Middleton, Wisconsin, built in 2003 is an open-air shopping center designed as a pedestrian-friendly environment with convenient store front parking. With its attention to architectural details and landscaping the upscale, open-air lifestyle center includes strolling walkways, extensive gardens, a spacious courtyard and a 60-foot clock tower. The brick pavers installed originally throughout the shopping center were failing badly and the Greenway staff contacted Bomanite Licensee, Bastian Concrete Construction for a solution. Working together Greenway appointed Bastian Concrete as the preferred contractor for installing only Bomanite Systems and products.

All of the work needed to be done while the stores remained open, which meant different projects, areas for renovation were done at odd hours to make it all come together. Bastian Concrete removed and hauled away all the pavers and base; all the used brick pavers were given to the local stone quarry for resale/recycling. Bastian Concrete then reset the base, took care of many drainage problems in the regrading and repoured the sections with Bomacron imprinted concrete. Several imprint patterns; Running Bond Used Brick, Herringbone Used Brick and Soldier Course Used Brick were chosen for the shopping center and paver replacement project to compliment the original design and upscale outdoor shopping experience.