DCC and MAC volunteers install a new playground for youngsters at Tamassee Elementary School

ASCC DCC Tamassee SchoolVolunteers from the Decorative Concrete Council (DCC) and the Manufacturer’s Advisory Council (MAC), traveled to Seneca, South Carolina, Feb. 29 – March 3 to install a new playground for the youngsters at Tamassee Elementary School. The DCC and MAC are specialty councils of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis.

Todd Scharich, ASCC decorative concrete specialist, was the project manager for the installation. The project consisted of a spray texture concrete overlayment and colored opaque sealers to create games and pathways throughout the 7,500 SF play area. All manpower and materials were donated by DCC and MAC members.

Hopscotch, bean bag toss, mimic me and four square are some of the games the ASCC members designed and installed on the playground. “What was gray, cracked concrete was transformed in only four days into source of pride and joy for these kids,” said Scharich.

Companies supplying tools, materials and manpower were H&C Decorative Concrete Products, Patterned Concrete of Cincinnati, Concrete Mystique Engraving, Increte, Sundek of Washington, Multiquip, Wagman Metal Products, Wayne Brothers, ChemSystems Inc., Surfkoat, A.W. Cook Cement Products and Decorative Concrete Resources.

The project was challenging from the outset due to extreme and unseasonable rains in the region. The work was delayed multiple times due to what Scharich said was rained which "drowned his spirits." From the end of October to mid-November 2015, when work was underway, Tamassee, South Carolina has had 0 days without rain, including a total accumulation of moe than 10 inches. "This was on the heals of the South Carolina floods in early October that brought 12-24” of rain throughout the state," he recalls. "Let’s just say Noah had the kids all lined up and he’s about ready to sail."

The DCC is the only professional organization dedicated to focusing on the issues, trends and work of the decorative concrete industry, and to meeting the needs of the contractors who pursue this specialty market. Made up of decorative concrete contractors that install decorative concrete, manufacturers, and other interested parties, the mission of the DCC is “Advancing Decorative Concrete Contractors Through Education and Networking.”

The MAC board advises ASCC on matters relating to associate membership and suggests methods of adding value to all membership opportunities.

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