The city of Santa Monica, California, remains convinced that the use of permeable concrete on city alleyways contributes to the cause of effective stormwater management and reduction of pollutants entering Santa Monica Bay.
Decorative concrete is a term I stumbled upon 18 years ago after coming across a job site where concrete stains were being used to color the concrete inside a new salon in the mountain town of Murphy’s, California. The first thing I did was call a construction supply store near my home that sold these kinds of products and it was there I heard those words for the first time – decorative concrete.
If you happened to visit Decorative Concrete LIVE! at the recent World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas, I hope you enjoyed the experience. Our goal this year was to help more attendees discover the limitless possibilities decorative concrete can bring to any type of building project.
A glance around the globe reveals interesting design interpretations with concrete as the medium. A couple of eye-catching entries…
It shouldn’t come as a total shock that a roadway surface constructed of permeable concrete materials would be designed and built in one of the country’s most progressive, environmentally conscious cities.
“Job site Safety is My Priority.” That’s what we have printed on the T-shirts we are giving away at our booth inside the Decorative Concrete LIVE! arena during the World of Concrete in Las Vegas Jan. 17-20.