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Uses for Concrete Other Than in Buildings

»Posted by on Mar 11, 2019 in Concrete Repair | 0 comments

Concrete is one of the most common material used in construction. It is a strong and durable material that can be made even stronger. Most buildings nowadays use Charleston concrete and for good reasons: it is water-proof, it doesn’t burn nor mildew, and it protects the family from air-borne diseases outside. More and more people are getting concerned about their health nowadays than they were a few years back. Add to that its commitment to the environment. Concrete is produced from recycled wastes, thus reducing industrial wastes.  

 

Concrete has always been a good choice in constructing structures other than buildings. Here are some other uses for concrete: 

 

  1. Driveways 

Concrete driveways are preferred by many over other materials due to its durability and longevity. Concrete can be colored or stenciled so you can have more options to choose from. Concrete driveways can also potentially increase the resale value of your home should you choose to resell it.  

 

  1. Sidewalks 

Sidewalks are important in every neighborhood. Whether you are jogging or walking your dog, it should be an effortless experience.  

 

  1. Streets 

Numerous and various vehicles drive the streets at any time of the day. And there’s that traffic that can last for a few songs. Concrete makes for a strong, solid, and durable material for streets. 

 

  1. Parking lots 

Parking lots are important as it is where you will park your vehicle for extended periods of time. Concrete is a strong material for holding several vehicles at once. It also adds a level of light reflection which means that you will be able to see your vehicle better even from afar, thus adding to the safety factor.  

 

  1. Basement 

Building a basement is practical. Building it with concrete is economical. Basements are an important part of the house that can be used as an extension to the living area, a guest room, a playroom, or a storage room. For whatever use it may be, a concrete basement will keep your belongings safe from fire, mildew, and water. 

 

  1. Pool deck 

Concrete is often the material of choice when constructing a pool deck with an inclination on making the texture coarse and rough to make stepping on it less slippery.  

 

There are a lot more uses for concrete like dams, bridges, different floorings, and so on. And also a lot more advantages in using it. Concrete is economical, strong and durable, and resistant to water, fire, and mildew. Concrete causes less harm to the environment. In fact, it even helps it recover. Concrete uses recycled materials which reduces the impact of industrial garbage to the environment. It is also energy-efficient, needing only a small portion of energy to be used to produce it. Structures made from concrete don’t need much maintenance as compared to those made with wood, steel, or other metals. It doesn’t need re-coating or re-painting on a regular basis to keep the structure well-maintained. The application is also versatile. Cement can be applied by hand, sprayed, poured, and grouted.  

 

 

 

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