Decorative Concrete Council Announces Award Winning Projects
The Decorative Concrete Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, announced the winners of its ninth annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition at a ceremony at World of Concrete on January 17, 2017.
Sundeck of San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, won the WOW! Award, best overall project, for Mission Concepcion Park, also in San Antonio. A 7,000-square-foot area of the park received a combination of sandblasting and stain to create the intricate, swirled design that mimics the swirls and eddies of the San Antonio 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 beautiful transformation to stained and exposed concrete pavement presents a wonderful contrast between liquid nature and solid infrastructure. For a complete list of winners, see the ASCC website.