Concrete Products

MAR 2017

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80 • March 2017 www.concreteproducts.com FINAL FORM DECORATIVE CONCRETE The American Society of Concrete Contractors' Decorative Concrete Council honored winners in its ninth annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition during a 2017 World of Concrete ceremony. 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. ft. category. 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.

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