PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE PAVING - INTEGRALLY COLORED
GUIDE SPECIFICATION

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PART 1 GENERAL
1.1 RELATED DOCUMENTS
    A. Provisions established within the General and Supplementary Conditions of the
Contract, Division 1 - General Requirements, and the Drawings are collectively
applicable to this Section.
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1.2 SECTION INCLUDES
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A. Integrally colored concrete [sidewalks], [steps], [curbs], [gutters,] [and streets].
B. Formwork and Reinforcement.
C. Surface finishing.
D. Curing.
1.3 RELATED SECTIONS
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Sections paragraph below to suit project requirements; Delete sections that will not be used.
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A. Section 02300 - Earthwork: Preparation of site for paving.
B. Section 027XX - Asphaltic Concrete Paving: Asphaltic paving.
C. Section 02765 - Pavement Marking: Pavement marking.
D. Section 07920 - Joint Sealants: Sealant for joints.
1.4 QUALITY ASSURANCE
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Include quality assurance requirements below which are consistent with the size and scope of the project and extent of work of this section. Only request qualification statements you intend to review, and which are necessary to establish qualifications of the product, manufacturer, or
installer.
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A. Perform work in accordance with ACI 301, 302, 303.
B. Obtain materials from same source throughout.
1.5 REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS
    A. Conform to applicable codes and regulations for paving work performed on public
property.
1.6 TESTS
    A. Perform testing and analysis under provisions of Section 01400.
    B. Submit proposed mix design for each class of concrete to appointed firm for review
    prior to commencement of work. Testing firm will review mix designs and make
    recommendations for modifications.
    C. Testing firm will take cylinders and perform slump and air entrainment tests in
    accordance with ACI 301.
    D. Four concrete test cylinders will be taken for every 50 [100] or less cu yds of each
    class of concrete placed each day.
    E. One slump test will be taken for each set of test cylinders taken.
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1.7 SUBMITTALS
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Include submittal requirements below which are consistent with the scope of the project and
extent of work of this section. Only request submittals which are necessary for review of design
intent.
Do not request submittals if drawings sufficiently describe the products of this section or if
proprietary specifying techniques are used. The review of submittals increases the possibility of
unintended variations to drawings.
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A. Submit product data under provisions of Section 01300.
B. Include data on joint filler, admixtures and curing/sealing compounds.
C. Submit manufacturer's instructions under provisions of Section 01300.
D. Provide field samples of surface colors [,textures] [,and patterns] specified for
architect approval prior to beginning work, 48 x 48 inch in size illustrating paving
finishes.
1.8 ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
    A. Do not place pavement when base surface or ambient temperature is less than 40
degrees F, or if base surface is wet or frozen.
PART 2 PRODUCTS
2.1 CONCRETE MATERIALS
    A. Cement: ASTM C150, type 1, Portland Cement, gray color.
    B. Fine and Coarse Aggregates: ASTM C33.
    C. Water: Clean and not detrimental to concrete.
2.2 FORM MATERIALS
    A. Conform to ACI 301. If using metal, material shall be free from deformities. If
using wood, use construction grade lumber, sound and free of warp, minimum 2"
nominal thickness, except where short radii of curves require thinner forms.
    B. Contraction Joint Devices: Galvanized sheet metal, keyed profile, with knock-outs
    for reinforcing and dowel steel.
2.3 REINFORCEMENT
    A. Reinforcing Steel: ASTM A615; 60 ksi yield grade; deformed billet steel bars,
    uncoated finish.
    B. Welded Steel Wire Fabric: Plain type, ANSI/ASTM A185; in flat sheets; uncoated
    finish.
    C. Tie Wire: Annealed steel, minimum 16 gage size.
    D. Dowels: ASTM A615; 40 ksi yield grade, plain steel, uncoated finish.
    E. Miscellaneous Reinforcing Accessories: Spacers, chairs, ties, and other devices
necessary for properly placing, spacing, supporting, and fastening reinforcement in
place.
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Select F below if polypropylene fibers are desired in concrete mix to inhibit excessive bleed
water and limit shrinkage cracking.
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2.4 ACCESSORIES
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Monster Constructors LLC has a choice of concrete sealers to enhance the beauty of Integral Colored
Concrete and minimize the damaging effects of petroleum based contaminants and the overall
effect of weathering. Refer to manufacturer’s product usage suggestions. The following is a
brief description of each suggested sealer for integrally colored concrete:
Monster Constructors LLCMMA Solvent Seal: Non-yellowing, penetrating sealer, to protect
against dusting, staining, and dirt.
Concrete Colors Nature Seal, 100% acrylic emulsion, with excellent resistance to
penetration of oil, gas, and other contaminants.
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2. Sealing and Finish Coating
1. Concrete Colors MMA Solvent Seal by Concrete Colors, Inc.
2. Concrete Colors Water Based Sealer by Concrete Colors, Inc.
3. Concrete Colors Floor Maintain by Concrete Colors, Inc.
2.5 JOINT FILLERS
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A. Redwood Boards: Construction heart grade redwood, sound and free of checks,
splits or other defects, [3/4] 1-1/2] inch thick.
B. Asphaltic Joint Filler: Asphalt impregnated fiberboard, ASTM D1751, 1/2 inch
thick.
C. Non-Asphaltic Joint Fillers: ASTM D1752, Type I.
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Select D.1 for applications where puncture resistance of horizontal joints is not a requirement.
Select D.2 for areas where a shore A modulus of 40 is desirable for horizontal joints subject to
frequent foot traffic.
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D. Sealants: Two part polyurethane sealants, of grade as required to suit application,
meeting ASTM C920, in manufacturer's [standard] [custom] colors, and as follows:
1. Urethane, SL grade, as specified in Section 07920.
2 . Urethane, SL-TB grade as specified in Section 07920
2.6 ADMIXTURES
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Consult with Monster Constructors LLC for assistance in selecting type "D" as there are various levels
of retarding admixtures available.
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A. Air Entrainment: ASTM C260.
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Monster Constructors LLC manufacturers an integral color as follows:
Concrete Colors Integral Color is a premium admixture, meeting the requirements of
ASTM C494 and C979, and packaged in units for introduction at the batch plant in one
bag per cubic yard increments.
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B. Integral Coloring Admixture:[ Integral Color by Monster Constructors LLC, synthetic
oxide pigment, meeting ASTM C979 and C494, [type A, cement dispersing/water
reducing] [type D, set retarding/water reducing], in [[_____________] color] [color
to match Architect's sample] [to be selected by Architect from manufacturer's
standard and custom available colors].
2.7 CONCRETE MIX
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A. Mix and deliver concrete in accordance with ASTM C94, Alternate 2.
B. Use accelerating admixtures containing no calcium chloride in cold weather only
when approved by testing laboratory. Use of admixtures will not relax cold weather
placement requirements.
C. Use set-retarding admixtures during hot weather only when approved by testing
laboratory.
D. Add air entraining agent to concrete mix for concrete work exposed to exterior, in
amounts of 4-7% of total concrete volume or as otherwise recommended by testing
laboratory.
E. Add coloring admixture where scheduled in quantities recommended by coloring
admixture manufacturer to achieve selected color.
F. Maintain water-cement ratio to produce a minimum of 3 to maximum of 5 inch
slump.
G. Use of calcium chloride is strictly prohibited.
PART 3 EXECUTION
3.1 INSPECTION
A. Verify compacted [subgrade] [granular base] [stabilized soil] is ready to support
paving and imposed loads, free of frost, smooth and properly compacted.
B. Verify gradients and elevations of base are correct, and proper drainage has been
provided so that water does not stand in the area to receive paving.
C. Beginning of installation means acceptance of existing conditions.
3.2 PREPARATION
A. If no vapor retarding membrane is placed, moisten base to minimize absorption of
water from fresh concrete.
B. Notify Architect and testing laboratory, minimum 24 hours prior to commencement
of concreting operations.
3.3 FORMING
A. Construct and remove forms in accordance with ACI 347.
B Place and secure forms to correct location, dimension, and profile. Adequately brace
to withstand loads applied during concrete placement.
C. Assemble formwork to permit easy stripping and dismantling without damaging
concrete.
D. Place joint fillers vertical in position, in straight lines. Secure to formwork during
concrete placement.
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3.4 INSERTS AND ACCESSORIES
A. Make provisions for installation of inserts, accessories, anchors, and sleeves.
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Vapor retarders are useful in exterior paving applications, especially where slip resistance is
important (as in tennis courts) and where surface condensation during certain climatic conditions
are undesirable.
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B. [Place vapor retarder continuously over subgrade. Overlap joints a minimum of 12
inches and seal with a joint tape of same permeance as sheeting material.]
3.5 REINFORCEMENT
A. Accurately place reinforcement in middle of slabs-on-grade.
B. Discontinue every other bar of reinforcement at control and expansion joints.
C. Place reinforcement to achieve slab and curb alignment as detailed.
D. Steel shall be free of rust, mill scale, dirt and oil.
E. Provide doweled joints at interruptions of concrete with one end of dowel set in
capped sleeve to allow longitudinal movement. Provide support at both ends of
dowels.
F. Support reinforcing on bar chairs. Securely saddle tie at intersections. Rigidly
secure in place to minimize displacement during concrete pour.
3.6 JOINTS
A. Intentional stoppage of concrete placing shall be at planned location of either an
expansion joint or contraction joint.
B. When stoppage occurs at an expansion joint, install joint assembly with a bulkhead
of sufficient section drilled to accommodate required dowels. Provide expansion
joints at maximum 40'-0" [_______] o.c.e.w. in parking lots, 40'-0" [______] o.c. for
curbs and maximum 20'-0" o.c.e.w. at pedestrian paving.
C. When stoppage occurs at a contraction joint, install sheet metal joint assembly of
sufficient section to prevent deflection, shaped to concrete section. Drill bulkhead to
permit continuation of longitudinal reinforcing steel through construction joint.
D. Stoppage at Unintentional Location
1. Immediately upon unintended stoppage of concrete placing, place available
concrete to a line and install bulkhead perpendicular to surface of pavement and
at required elevation. Place and finish concrete to this bulkhead. Remove and
dispose of concrete remaining on subgrade ahead of bulkhead.
2. When placing of concrete is resumed before concrete has set to extent that
concrete will stand on removal of bulkhead, new concrete shall be rodded with
the first; otherwise, carefully preserve joint face.
3. Provide a joint seal space at edges created by a construction joint of this type
shall have a joint seal space as detailed on Drawings.
E. Provide sawed contraction joints in vehicular paving and curbs spaced as detailed on
Drawings, but in no case greater than 20 [____] foot o.c. spacing.
4. Saw joints after completion of finishing operations as soon as concrete has
hardened to extent necessary to prevent revealing of joint or damage to adjacent
concrete surfaces.
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5. Saw joints same day that concrete is placed except that sawing of joints in
concrete placed late in day may be delayed until morning of following day.
6. In any event, saw joints within 18 hours after placing concrete.
7. Use a power-driven concrete saw made especially for sawing concrete and
maintain in good operating condition.
8. Saw blades shall make a clean, smooth cut, producing a groove 1/8" to 3/16"
wide and a depth equal to 1/4 of slab thickness, minimum one inch (1") depth.
9. Align joints in vehicular paving with joints in adjacent pedestrian paving.
10. Cut joints through curbs at right angles to back of curb.
F. Place joint filler between paving components and building or other appurtenances.
[Recess top of filler 1 inch for backing rod and sealant placement.]
G. Provide scored joints in sidewalks and plazas to a depth of 1/4 the slab thickness, and
at intervals as indicated, but in no case spaced greater than width of walk.
3.7 PLACING CONCRETE
A. Place concrete in accordance with ACI 301, 302, and 304. Deposit concrete so that
specified slab thickness will be obtained after vibrating and finishing operations.
Minimize handling to prevent segregation. Consolidate concrete by suitable means
to prevent formation of voids or honeycombs. Exercise care to prevent disturbance
of forms and reinforcing and damage to vapor retarder. Place concrete to lines and
levels shown, properly sloped to drain [into adjacent] [yard areas] [drainage
structures].
B. Hot Weather Placement: ACI 305.
C. Cold Weather Placement: ACI 306.
D. Ensure reinforcement, inserts, embedded parts, and formed joints are not disturbed
during concrete placement.
E. Place concrete continuously between predetermined construction joints. Do not
break or interrupt successive pours such that cold joints occur.
F. While concrete is still in its plastic state, apply the tool/texture pattern to the surface
of the concrete. Properly tamp tools into the surface to achieve the required texture,
with uniformity of pattern and depth of stamping. Utilize bond breaker to keep tools
from sticking to fresh concrete.]
G. After consolidating and screeding, float concrete to gradients indicated. Use a
straight edge to level and test surface in longitudinal direction to required grade.
Finish edges to provide a smooth dense surface with 1/8" radius.
H. Place curing compound on exposed concrete surfaces immediately after finishing.
Apply in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
3.8 FINISHING SCHEDULE
A. Vehicular Paving: [Heavy broom] [Light Broom] [Light Sand Blast] [Medium Sand
Blast] [Retarder and water blast for [_______] exposure] [Imprinted to
[__________] pattern].
B. Sidewalk Paving: [Light broom] [Light Sand Blast] [Medium Sand Blast] [Retarder
and water blast for [_______] exposure] [Imprinted to [__________[ pattern].
C. Curbs and Gutters: [Light broom] [Light Sand Blast] [Medium Sand Blast]
[Retarder and water blast for [_______] exposure].
D. Curb Ramps for the Disabled: "V" grooved perpendicular to slope for entire width
and sides of ramp, with distinctive color difference from surrounding pavement.
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E. Inclined Vehicular Ramps: [Broom perpendicular to slope] [V-joint perpendicular to
slope] [Herringbone V-joint] [________________].
3.9 FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
A. Field inspection and testing will be performed under provisions of Section 01400.
B. Maintain records of placed concrete items. Record date, location of pour, quantity,
air temperature, and test samples taken.
3.10 PROTECTION
A. Immediately after placement, protect concrete under provisions of Section 01500
from premature drying, excessive hot or cold temperatures, and mechanical injury.
3.11 SCHEDULES
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Provide a schedule when differing types of concrete mixes are required in differing locations.
The following examples may assist in developing such a schedule.
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A. Concrete Sidewalks: 3,000 [_____] psi 28 day concrete compression strength, 4
inches thick, 3 inch minimum and 5 inch maximum slump.
B. Parking Area Pavement and Curbs: 3,000 [3,500] psi 28 day concrete compressive
strength, 5 [6] inches thick, 3 inch minimum and 5 inch maximum slump.
C. Fire Lane and Frequent Truck Traffic Pavement and Curbs: 4,000 [______] psi 28
day concrete compressive strength, 6 [7] inches thick, 3 inch minimum and 5 inch
maximum slump.


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