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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!

To see the before photos click here

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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.

Decorative Concrete

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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.

Brownwood Paddock Square, The Villages Florida - Bomacron Dried Earth Texture

Brownwood Paddock Square, The Villages Florida – Bomacron Dried Earth Texture

Brownwood Paddock Square, The Villages Florida - Bomacron Dried Earth Texture

Brownwood Paddock Square, The Villages Florida – Bomacron Dried Earth Texture

Brownwood Paddock Square Cowpath Entrance

Brownwood Paddock Square Cowpath Entrance

Paddock Square, a town square where residents congregate for nightly entertainment with plenty of food and retail opportunities, features water towers, silos, barn and log-cabin structures. The style is designed back to an era when cowboys drove cattle through the state. Bomanite Licensee, Edwards Concrete Company took the ideas of the architect, Michael Pape & Associates, and made them come alive with their talented crew of concrete artist and even added a few of their own designs to make the theme really stand out and create a WOW factor.

At Paddock Square, Edwards Concrete placed integrally colored concrete in an earthy brown shade. Bomanite Color Hardeners and Release Agents were utilized with the Dried Earth Texture stamp to provide an illusion of sun-baked mud and dirt.

The sidewalks to the entrance of Brownwood at paddock Square had to be poured while overhead cranes set the Bronze statues in place. Once the cows, horse and dog were in place the Edwards crew had to pour concrete up to and around the animal feet then stamped the concrete to make it look like the animals were traveling through an old west town on a dried cracked mud path. The cow and horse stamps had to be made to match the size of the animals and scale of the statues. Creative stamping techniques were utilized, for horseshoes, “cowboy” footprints and tracks of wagon wheels. Installers strapped horse stamps onto their own feet and even hired a white dog to strut across the wet concrete. The
Bomacron Dried Earth Texture imprinting tool from Bomanite was employed to weather the faux dirt.

For more information on this project or other questions, contact Edwards Concrete Bomanite. Information on the building of Brownwood is also available on YouTube Episode 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiypsxPZLWs&list=PL9917AFFAAEA4C534

Brownwood Paddock Square Cowpath Entrance

Brownwood Paddock Square Cowpath Entrance