Lithocrete® is a patented architectural concrete paving system that utilizes the structural properties of reinforced concrete, combined with the aesthetic quality of surface-seeded select aggregates. (U.S. Patents #4,748,788, #6,033,146, #6,016,635 and U.S. Trademark #1,873,329)
These aggregates include but are not limited to:
- Crushed rock - granite, obsidian, quartz, serpentine, marble
- Glass - opaque or translucent in hundreds of colors
- Gems and minerals - turquoise, agate, pyrite "fools gold", jasper, serpentine
- Seashells, beach pebbles
- Silica carbide, Mica, "Pixie Dust"
- Limestone, terra cotta, slate, tile, brass insets, etc.
Why specify Lithocrete®?
Lithocrete® paving is superior to veneer-type paving finishes such as granite, slate, tile and brick because the process consists of a single, structural monolithic pour. Delamination of the paving surface is non-existent, thereby giving a substantial longevity and reduction of future maintenance costs.
What's more, Lithocrete® is environmentally conscious in using recyclable and recycled materials. Overall, on typical projects, Lithocrete can realistically contribute to eight LEED credits.
Choosing Lithocrete® ensures work will be performed by T.B. Penick's craftsmen who are qualified and experienced in the installation of this unique paving finish.
In the past, keeping small ASR (Alkali Silica Reaction) or "reactive" aggregates embedded in the surface of concrete paving was difficult.
However, Lithocrete®'s patented innovative paving process permanently bonds "reactive" as well as "non-reactive" aggregates. Lithocrete®'s patented sealer, Lithoseal®, significantly reduces the reactive condition that may exist between cement and aggregate.