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Jones Residence Driveway

The Jones family was looking to update their driveway from the standard concrete that was installed throughout the neighborhood. Located in Burlington, Ontario the homeowners contacted local Canadian Bomanite Licensee, Bomanite Toronto Ltd to discuss details, options and colors for their exterior concrete project. Bomanite Toronto had 1,830 square feet to work with for the homeowners. Along with the driveway, the front porch design was to be incorporated for an overall cohesive look.

After visiting Bomanite Toronto’s showroom and reviewing several samples, color combinations, different patterns and textures, the homeowners chose the Bomacron Yorkshire Stone imprint pattern set at a 45 Degree angle for an eye-catching design to enhance their driveway and front patio entrance. Yorkshire Stone is a pattern and texture from the Bomanite Imprint Systems collection that allows for a clean, traditional Ashlar look with a texture similar to English Slate, but with more striation giving an overall Sandstone-like appearance. Yorkshire Stone is appropriate for all applications where consistent depth of tool joints and texture are desired. Yorkshire Stone has a distinct, but light texture that is enough to have a good slip resistance with a light sealer application, that is durable enough and works with the Canadian winters, great for underfoot while taking in the groceries or for kids playing outside. The Yorkshire Stone Pattern is combination of Individual stones available in both a Horizontal and a 45-degree texture in sizes varying from 6” x 24”, 12” x 12”, 12” x 18”, 18” x 18”, 18” x 30”, 24” x 24”, 30” x 30” and 36” x 36” providing a custom pattern and custom fit to any design.

Bomanite Toronto had to work with and around the existing concrete walkway that traveled throughout the residential community in order to install the new driveway entrance. In doing so they collaborated with the homeowners to choose contrasting and complimentary colors that would be cohesive with the existing walk and the house colors. Bomanite Shale Gray Color Hardener and a Gray Release Agent were chosen for the driveway and patio steps. A border was created along the driveway and patio area using Bomanite Brownstone Color Hardener. The patio steps were shaped, textured and colored with the Brownstone Color Hardener giving it a popping edge detail and adding character to the home’s exterior, matching the house nicely.

Bomanite Imprinted Concrete surfaces are the most durable surfaces of their type on the marketplace. Correctly placed and finished concrete combined with Bomanite Color Hardener results in long lasting installations that will incur decades of use. The homeowner’s choice of using Bomanite Decorative Concrete as an innovative design is a smart investment that will outlast the plain concrete installed in their residential community.

Only Bomanite cast-in-place architectural concrete provides the beauty of natural paving with the durability and affordability of concrete. With more than 200 creative patterns and an endless palette of colors, Bomanite offers an unmatched range of innovative design options to turn ordinary concrete into something extraordinary.

AWARDS: Bomanite Toronto won the 2017 Best Bomanite Imprinted Project under 12,000 Sq. Ft – Silver Award for their extraordinary concrete work.

Private Residence Exterior Hardscape – Fresno, CA

What happens when an Interior Designer grabs hold of the great outdoors? A creative free-spirited, bright and relaxing space that’s interchangeable with the seasons and gathering conversations. Lisa Davis, Interior Designer, owner of ESB2, worked with her client to style and design the exterior of their home. The homeowner had a blank canvas for the front and backyard space, making it ideal and at the same time a large task to get everything just right that expressed the homeowner style and family’s activities.

Davis, familiar with hardscapes chose to work with Bomanite Licensee, Heritage Bomanite located in Fresno, California. Viewing several samples of architectural concrete for design and color that would fit into a cozy cobblestone cottage feel, Davis visited Heritage Bomanite’s showroom to help with narrowing down the choices. Working with Davis’ design plan, Heritage Bomanite transformed the front and back yards by not only installing a decorative concrete driveway, back patio and walkways, but also roof structures, a BBQ island and entertainment center, a fire place, a fire pit, artificial grass around the pool and lots of stone veneer columns and seat walls. One of the first elements was to move the garage door from the side of house to the front to allow for caters to fully set up in the garage to create a better flow and function for entertaining their large extended family and friends. From the back of the house it looks like an extension of the original design of the home.

The beautiful imprinted concrete chosen, set the tone for the design with a Bomacron English Sidewalk Slate pattern that has a European flair and old world charm lending to the cobblestone effect desired by the client and made cohesive by Davis’ exterior hardscape plan. The imprinted pattern runs the length of the driveway and front entryway set in a Bomanite Sand Color Hardener and a Bomanite French Gray Release Agent to compliment the clean lines and stone of the exterior of the home. Bomanite Color Hardener provides durability beyond vehicle access, its tough enough to stand up to the wear and tear of inclement weather, kid scooters and catered events, it can handle any kind of traffic. The Bomacron English Sidewalk Slate pattern was continued in the backyard patio, dining and entertaining and play areas providing long-term and multi-functional uses with an overall installation of 4,659 square feet.

Working with a color palette of warm oranges and bright blues, Davis intertwined pops of the customers favorite colors in pool lounge chairs, furniture cushions and pillows, planters, shade umbrellas and awnings. The color was even incorporated into the concrete painting that hangs on the fireplace, created and given to the customer by Heritage Bomanite for being such a blessing to work with. Davis’ design became a personal journey to make sure her client had the best of the best, even hand painting shutters herself. Inspired by tranquility, simplicity and movability, Davis created an exterior hardscape that provides the client with a home that works for all seasons, intimate settings or large gatherings.

50 Fifty DTC Office Building

50 Fifty DTC is a unique tower that contains a six-story office building above eight levels of parking (two underground) in the Denver Tech Center of Colorado. The area is known for its typical suburban office complex featuring buildings set among a sea of asphalt parking lots and expansive lawns. With the densification of the area the client wanted something different and design inspired by nautical nuances. The office building’s design was driven by a desire to express a strong sense of style on a highly visible property. Every material selected for the construction of 50 FIFTY was considered with only quality and performance in mind. From the handpicked granite to local artwork adorning the hallways, there were no short cuts taken, only design excellence.

The 50 Fifty DTC office building employs floor-to-ceiling performance glass, and strategically placed light wells to both maximize site effectiveness and promote workplace wellness and sustainable design. 100% covered, secured parking at 3.5 spaces per 1,000 SF, Common Conference Room, Collaborative Lounge and Work Space Areas, State-of-the-Art Fitness Center, Secure Bicycle Storage & Mechanics Station, all with expansive views and high-end finishes appeal to companies who want the amenities and style of an urban location.

Bomanite Licensee, Colorado Hardscapes’ scope of work was concentrated on the building’s grand porte-cochère. Tucked beneath a series of V-shaped structural members, the design creates a dramatic entry and is intricately articulated with lighting both above and below to resemble the motion of waves lapping against a vessel. Guests are greeted with a direct view into the marble-lined lobby through the elegant interior glass curtains. An adjacent terrace offers a semi-private garden level space.

The architects plan called for Bomanite’s Sandscape Refined Exposed Aggregate System, using a white Color Hardener and combining locally-sourced aggregates with crushed mirror glass to resemble the sun reflecting off the water for the curbs and walkways. The design called for a great deal of precision related to saw cuts both as joints and aesthetic elements. Saw-cut joints radiate toward the building in diverging rays and special, radius-cut joints were fit-out with illumination to mimic the undulating LED lights integrated overhead. Recognizing the difficulties with delivering a uniform finish with the Bomanite Sandscape Refined System on complex, curved, and multi-level surfaces, Colorado Hardscapes worked to address this challenge with additional technical training and multiple testing to produce the expected quality and hi-end result. The detailed walkways and curbs seamlessly match the interior décor which contrasts against the dark-grey Integrally Colored concrete broom finished drive lanes, creating a black-tie luxury experience.

Bomanite Sandscape Refined is an architectural exposed concrete with a very fine exposure depth. The Sandscape Refined System utilizes specialized concrete mix designs, dry shake color hardener and/or integral color, topical treatments and advanced application procedures to produce a finished product that showcases the fine aggregate. The final product is a unique alternate to other decorative concrete finishes that produces a monolithic concrete slab with a low life cycle cost due to the pre-aged nature of the surface.  Bomanite Sandscape Refined is suited for exterior applications both new construction and major renovation projects. Bomanite Sandscape Refined is a perfect choice anywhere that improved wear resistance for light- to moderate-duty vehicular or foot traffic combined with an architectural finish is necessary. Due to the use of Bomanite Color Hardener, these highly durable surfaces are available in a multitude of colors, including cost effective light-reflective formulations that may not require the use of white cement to reduce heat island effect.

This Nautical themed office complex with its floor-to-ceiling glass, natural light that fills every office and core space, environmentally friendly products, water saving landscape design, creates an extremely energy efficient building. The sustainable design, materials and construction allow 50 Fifty to seek LEED Gold certification with this stunning sophisticated design.

Colorado Hardscapes won the 2018 Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate System Silver Award for their precision and technical installation.

Essex County Estate Driveway

The owners of this grand estate in Essex County, Massachusetts installed several decorative concrete systems throughout their property. The estate contains an indoor swimming pool, BBQ house, several patios and courtyards, a Barn and two garages, plus a full indoor basketball court that doubles as a Hockey Rink.

After working with Premier Concrete Construction, LLC on their garage project and reviewing additional needs, the homeowner acquired their services for a Pervious Concrete System. The homeowner wanted a pervious cobblestone driveway for the tradesmen estate entrance. The driveway needed to reflect the exterior design of the home and be able to handle storm water runoff while supporting the weight and use of delivery vehicles.

Bomanite Grasscrete is the green alternative to standard concrete surfaces providing a variety of landscape solutions while maintaining a sustainable green product design used for emergency access lanes, delivery access routes, overflow parking areas, and for intermittent drainage channels that help prevent erosion.

Grasscrete has been used as an exposed utilitarian product for functional applications and as a concealed system with vegetation such as grass or native ground cover installed over the concrete allowing consumers to mitigate drainage issues while maintaining strong structural integrity for some of the heaviest vehicles to operate unencumbered. The Partially Concealed Grasscrete System provides the differential spacing you see with cobblestones giving the homeowner the look desired.

The Grasscrete single-use molded pulp formers were shaped and laid on the sub grade at approx. 1,300 sq. ft. to create the access for the service vehicles. Concrete was poured and placed over the formers and then voids were opened after the concrete hardened, allowing for grass to be planted.  Grasscrete offers the ability to provide year-round access for a variety of applications requiring structural paving surfaces without compromising the aesthetics of the exterior landscaping.

AWARDS: Best Bomanite Grasscrete Project – Silver Award

Great Wolf Lodge Resort

The Great Wolf Lodge Resort is the largest family of indoor water parks that opened in 2016 in Garden Grove, California. The 12-acre family entertainment resort has a hotel and conference center and is California’s first and only indoor water park. 18,000 square feet of retail and dining options make this truly a grand resort.

Working with Ridge Landscape Architects, Bomanite Licensee Bomel Construction, identified that the Bomanite Imprint Systems were designed to fit with the incredible theme and very unique architecture. Multiple uses of the Custom Bomanite Boardwalk stamp were installed with a Bomanite Adobe Tan Integral color and Bomanite French Gray Release Agent on the exterior grounds of the resort. The Bomanite Boardwalk pattern was given a rustic wood texture to compliment the woodsy feel of the architecture. The Custom Bomacron Boardwalk Pattern was framed with opposing Bomanite Integral Colors and Bomanite Release Agent borders. The Bomacron Alicante pattern, resembling the flow of water or an incoming wave, provided a unique and interesting walkway that was seeded with 3/8” white china rock in dark gray and exposed with a light sandblast using the Bomanite Alloy Finish.

The Bomanite Imprint System adds a distinctive architectural touch to any project, together with the durability to stand up to the toughest traffic loads and environmental conditions. For over six decades, Bomanite Imprint Systems have offered homeowners and design professionals a virtually limitless palette of colors, textures, and patterns to choose from.

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.