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Concrete Resurfacing of Colorado City Park Generates Strong Overlay Interest

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Last fall, Dave Gray, market manager for NRMCA Producer member GCC of America, decided to focus his concrete parking lot overlay marketing efforts locally, reports NRMCA Vice President, Local Paving, Don Clem. Gray made an initial call on the city of Thornton, CO, his hometown, to discuss a concrete overlay for an upcoming golf course parking lot project. The city had an interest in trying concrete resurfacing, so it identified a smaller city park, Brookshire Park, which was in need of repair. Gray then asked Clem to join him in preparing a Design Assistance Program proposal (DAP) and a life cycle cost analysis (LCCA), and Leonard Velasquez, owner of SLV Quality Concrete, to prepare a cost estimate for the concrete overlay. After several meetings with the city, engineers decided to specify a concrete overlay for the Brookshire Park project.
Last week, when the weather finally broke, the 26,600 square foot parking lot overlay was constructed. SLV Quality Concrete employed a 3D laser screed to provide the precise grades necessary to improve the drainage pattern of the parking area. NRMCA member Brannan Companies provided a 4,000 psi concrete mix, which included macro fibers (4 lbs/cy), for the 3-inch thick pavement. Joints were cut on 5-foot centers, with early entry saws. NRMCA and GCC of America sponsored two open houses to showcase the project to metro area agencies. Representatives from Thornton, Denver, Westminster, Greeley, Federal Heights, and several ready mixed concrete companies and local contractors attended the open houses to see firsthand how a concrete overlay is built. Many attendees have already requested copies of the DAP and LCCA for Brookshire.

For more info, contact Don A. Clem at or Dave Gray at

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