Artistry in abundance

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.


In addition to being judged best overall project, Mission Concepcion Park took first place in the Concrete Artistry, Over 5,000 sq. ft. category.

Dylan Myers Design of Columbia, Md., took first place in the Countertops category for the “Heavy Lifting Table.”

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.

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 Antonio 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 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 or contacting ASCC in St. Louis, 866/788-2722.