310R-13: Guide to Decorative Concrete

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Title: 310R-13: Guide to Decorative Concrete

Author(s): ACI Committee 310

Publication: Technical Documents

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Appears on pages(s): 45

Keywords: aggregates; cementitious materials; decorative overlays; dry-shake hardeners; dry-shake release agents; embedment; embossing; engraving; etching; flatwork; imprinting; inlays; pavements; polishing; sealants; stains; stamping; tooling.

Date: 12/1/2013

Abstract:
This guide describes techniques for imparting aesthetic finishes to concrete flatwork, of which many can be combined for unique effects. The designer/engineer will acquire detailed, practical guidance for achieving aesthetic effects using proven techniques. Recommendations are made for the production of cast-in-place decorative concrete flatwork, decorative stains, and overlays. In addition to attention to the specified materials, mixture designs, concrete placement, curing, protection, sealing, and other treatments, this guide also considers the effects of these treatments on the overall aesthetics of the facility.