CREATE VIVID, DISTINCTIVE IMAGES AND PATTERNS ON CONCRETE
Available exclusively in North America through AltusGroup precasters, Graphic Concrete technology allows you to impart durable patterns and images onto precast surfaces such as facades, walls, spandrels and soundwalls. It opens up a bold new range of design possibilities for architects while providing the renowned resilience of precast concrete.
Graphic Concrete is a patented technology that has been used extensively in hundreds of projects across Europe, the Nordics and Australia but now makes its way west.
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.
Selection of various aggregates and pigments can dramatically expand possibilities in the finished surface. Talk with your AltusGroup precaster about your options.
AMAZING AESTHETICS ARE JUST THE BEGINNING
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, so it saves time during construction.
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.