310R-13 Guide to Decorative Concrete

310R-13 Guide to Decorative Concrete

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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.

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.

 

Document Details

Author: ACI Committee 310

Publication Year: 2013

Pages: 45.00

ISBN: 9780870318535

Categories: Decorative Concrete

Formats: Printed Document, PDF, ePub, or Kindle

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1—INTRODUCTION AND SCOPE

1.1—Introduction

1.2—Scope

CHAPTER 2—DEFINITIONS

CHAPTER 3—GENERAL AND DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

3.1—General

3.2—Process development

3.3—Substrate preparation

3.4—Jointing

3.5—Joint filling

3.6—Proper installation and quality control

3.7—Climate

3.8—Curing

3.9—Sealers

3.10—Safety

3.11—Reinforcement

3.12—Sustainability

CHAPTER 4—PLASTIC CONCRETE COLOR TECHNIQUES

4.1—General

4.2—Integral color

4.3—Color shake-on hardeners

4.4—Exposed aggregate

4.5—Advantages

4.6—Disadvantages

4.7—Special procedures and tools

4.8—Required products

4.9—Safety

4.10—Maintenance

CHAPTER 5—PLASTIC CONCRETE TEXTURING AND PATTERNING TECHNIQUES

5.1—Texturing: embossing, imprinting, stenciling, and stamping

5.2—Stamping

5.3—Texture and pattern rollers

5.4—Stencils (paper templates)

5.5—Object impressing

5.6—Texturing with standard tooling

CHAPTER 6—POST-PLACEMENT COLORING TECHNIQUES

6.1—General

6.2—Reactive stains

6.3—Concrete dyes

6.4—Acid etching

CHAPTER 7—POST-PLACEMENT TEXTURING AND PATTERNING TECHNIQUES

7.1—General

7.2—Ground and polished concrete

7.3—Sandblast stenciling (abrasive blast stenciling)

7.4—Engraved concrete

7.5—Decorative saw-cutting (scoring)

CHAPTER 8—DECORATIVE OVERLAYS AND REPAIR METHODS

8.1—General

8.2—Special procedures and tools

8.3—Required products

8.4—Application

8.5—Touch-ups and post-repair aesthetic treatments

CHAPTER 9—MAINTENANCE

9.1—General

9.2—Coatings and sealers

9.3—Stained concrete

9.4—Color hardened and densified concrete

9.5—Maintenance plan and closeout documentation

CHAPTER 10—REFERENCES

Cited references

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