Creating distinctive and attractive designs on precast concrete faces.
Graphic Concrete is a patented technology that has been used successfully on more than 1,500 projects worldwide. Mid-States Concrete has used a custom design on our own water reclamation building.
The technology transfers patterns - custom or stock - as a surface retarder via membrane placed at the bottom of the form. Concrete is cast atop the membrane. After the concrete is cured and extracted from the form, the retarder is washed away with a high-pressure washer, revealing an image that results from the contrast between the fair faced and the exposed aggregate surface.
The Graphic Concrete pattern is 100% concrete; it is as durable and maintenance-free as concrete itself. This saves costs during the life of the building, an important consideration for planners, architects and developers.
The ready-to-install precast surface needs no additional cladding or field work.
Graphic Concrete is environmentally-friendly. The recyclable membrane does not emit any harmful gases or chemicals and reduces the use of solvent-based materials during production. It has no impact on the environmental loading of the building.
Durable and maintenance-free
Mid-States is a proud member of AltusGroup and we are excited to bring this technology to our market.