After 45 years of service, the Chillon viaducts (Switzerland) received a concrete overlay to extend their life and meet current seismic codes.
These viaducts were opened in 1969, and began to deteriorate from water infiltration and corrosion.
This West Coast contemporary home showcases charcoal polished concrete floors. Only resin diamonds were utilized for a “cream polish”, as the homeowner wanted the floor to be as dark and rich as possible. It was poured on a plywood t&g base at 2″ thick and had minimal cracking. The slab was placed with integral charcoal pigment and power troweled incredibly smooth. By starting with the right diamonds, the patina and colour was retained, and small imperfections removed.