Lithocrete® Concrete Paving Systems

Architectural Decorative Concrete by SUNDEK National Accounts

Lithocrete® is a patented finishing system that combines structural concrete with seeded decorative aggregates. Its beauty and affordability make it a great alternative to applications such as granite paving. Lithocrete® is commonly used in locations that are looking to be LEED certified.

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What types of aggregates are used?

The Lithocrete® system uses just about every type of durable aggregate. Here are several options:

  • Colored glass
  • Gems & minerals
  • Granite chips
  • Mica
  • Pebbles
  • Seashells
  • …and more

Further customize your project with LithoMosaic®, a technique that makes it possible to create mosaic creations on paved surfaces.

Is a Lithocrete® surface durable?

Yes. Despite looking like a work of art, a Lithocrete® surface is a great option for high-traffic areas due to its durability. It’s completely embedded within the concrete when it’s poured so it doesn’t wear away over time.

Benefits of Lithocrete®

In addition to being beautiful and durable, here are some other benefits of this system:

  • Nonabrasive. The Lithocrete® installation process results in a smooth surface that’s comfortable to walk on.
  • Durable. Patented additives work to permanently bond aggregates within the innovative paving system. A final seal coat provides additional protection.
  • Minimal maintenance. Caring for a Lithocrete® surface requires the same type of care you would give to a typical decorative concrete surface.
  • Slip-resistant. Even when wet, the surface does not become slippery.
  • Reflective. Many of the aggregate choices naturally reflect light, resulting in less heat absorption.

Where can Lithocrete® be installed?

Lithocrete® is a wonderful solution for surfaces at commercial properties. Here are some of the common commercial properties Lithocrete® is installed.

  • Airports
  • Casinos
  • Community centers
  • Educational campuses
  • Fire stations
  • Hospitals
  • Public gardens
  • Public parks
  • Shopping malls
  • Stadiums
  • Theme parks

Here are some common areas Lithocrete® is installed in commercial properties:

  • Bike paths
  • Boardwalks
  • Courtyards
  • Patios
  • Plazas
  • Pool decks
  • Sidewalks
  • Walking bridges
  • Walkways & pathways

Does Lithocrete® crack?

The way the system is installed plus the additives used significantly reduces the likelihood of cracking.

Does a Lithocrete® surface get especially hot?

No. Lithocrete® has a high Solar Reflective Index (SRI) value. This means that it doesn’t contribute to the heat island effect like plain gray concrete or large areas of asphalt. Its SRI makes it suitable to walk on with bare feet, even during hot summer days. This characteristic makes Lithocrete® a popular finish for locations looking to become LEED certified.

Does Lithocrete® need to be sealed?

Yes. Lithoseal is the patented sealer used with the Lithocrete® system.

Is Lithocrete® environmentally friendly?

Yes, Lithocrete® is an environmentally conscious system. In addition to having a high SRI value, it’s also created using recycled aggregates.

Who installs Lithocrete® in my area?

Lithocrete® is a patented system that can only be installed by licensed contractor. When a contractor is licensed to apply the Lithocrete® system, that means they have been trained in the proper techniques to ensure the best possible results. SUNDEK has gone through all the appropriate training and is licensed to install Lithocrete®.

At SUNDEK, we are a licensed Lithocrete® installer serving Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and beyond.

For more than 50 years, we’ve helped leading design, architectural, and development companies meet their project objectives. We’d love to help with your Lithocrete® project!

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