80 • March 2017 www.concreteproducts.com
The American Society of Concrete
Contractors' Decorative Concrete
Council honored winners in its ninth
annual Decorative Concrete Awards
competition during a 2017 World of
Texas' Sundeck of San Antonio
took the WOW! Award, best overall
project, for Mission Concepcion Park.
A 7,000-sq.-ft. area of the San Anto-
nio park received a combination of
sandblasting and stain to create the
intricate, swirled design that mimics
the swirls and eddies of the San Anto-
nio River. The surface needed to be
durable enough to hold up under
significant bike and foot traffic. The
acid stain was applied first, followed
by months of using a needle scaler to
remove the surface of the concrete.
The transformation to stained and
exposed concrete pavement presents a
fitting contrast between liquid nature
and solid infrastructure.
The competition is divided among
mostly cast-in-place categories:
Stamped, Polished or Special Finishes,
Over and Under 5,000 sq. ft.; Overlays;
Countertops; Vertical Applications;
Artistry; Stained; and, Decorative
Environmental. The 2018 competition
is opened to entries by visiting www.
ascconline.org or contacting ASCC in
St. Louis, 866/788-2722.
Artistry in abundance
Dylan Myers Design of Columbia, Md., took first place in the Coun-
tertops category for the "Heavy Lifting Table."
In addition to being judged best
overall project, Mission Concep-
cion Park took first place in the
Concrete Artistry, Over 5,000 sq.
Tom Ralston Concrete of Santa Cruz, Calif., took first place in the
Multiple Applications, Under 5,000 sq. ft. category for work in a
private residence that included an impressive vanity and sink.