Guide to Decorative Concrete
|Publication Date:||1 August 2019|
This guide describes several techniques for imparting aesthetic finishes to concrete, many of which can be combined for unique effects (Fig. 1.2a and 1.2b). The guide provides detailed practical guidance for achieving aesthetic effects using proven techniques, both within and beyond the context of ACI 302.1R, which also governs these concrete elements.
Recommendations for the production of cast-in-place decorative concrete, stains, and overlays are presented. In addition to attention to specified materials, mixture proportions, concrete placement, curing, protection, sealing, and other treatments, consideration of the effects of these treatments on the overall aesthetics of the structure is also addressed.