Ever since it became commercially available many years ago, concrete has been the preferred choice of building material for all types of establishments, from small residential patios to commercial complexes, even for runways and barracks.
This is for good reason- concrete is a top notch building material in terms of overall quality. We listed down for you the undeniable advantages of building with concrete:
Easy to sourceAmong the many different building materials available out there, concrete is one of the most inexpensive and widely available.
The primary component of concrete is limestone, which is one of the most abundant minerals on the planet.
Concrete can be bought at the nearest local hardware store, either in small quantities or large containers, to use for various DIY home improvement projects and serious construction jobs.
VersatileThe properties of concrete make it extremely versatile to work with. In its liquid state, concrete can be applied in different ways, such as hand application, spraying, pouring, grouting, pumping, and so on.
It can also be formed into various shapes using casts or moulds. It can be made into tiles, blocks, curving structures, and even little things like pots and bookends. Consequently, little to no material is wasted during construction (save for the small amount that dries up in mixing pans, shovels, and so on).
Moreover, concrete can be used anywhere in the world and during any season. This is because it hardens at ambient temperatures, and can be assisted with spraying compounds when necessary.
WeatherproofBecause of its ability to absorb, retain, and reflect heat, as well as withstand high temperatures, concrete is used for fireproofing other materials and establishments. It also means that it is a great choice for reducing energy consumption in terms of using heaters and air conditioners inside residential and commercial establishments.
On the other end of things, concrete is also waterproof. Its rigid structure is highly water resistant and does not deteriorate. This makes it a perfect choice for building submerged or underwater structures such as building foundations, underground rooms and facilities, offshore oil rigs, stonewalls along the shore, and many more.
Concrete is also impervious to earth and wind. It does not corrode easily, and is not vulnerable to mold, insects, and other flora and fauna.
SustainableThe properties of concrete make it extremely strong and durable, and able to last for decades. It requires little to no maintenance or upkeep. As long as it was cured properly during the construction stage, concrete will last a long time in prime condition. Its lifespan is three times longer than other common building materials such as wood.
Finally, some components of concrete can also be made with recycled materials such as industrial waste, making it an environment friendly choice!
With all these amazing properties, concrete is truly advantageous in terms of usability as a building material. The possibilities with concrete is seemingly endless!
Whether you need stamped concrete, a concrete stain or to repair, demolish and replace old concrete, we have you covered. Concrete gets old and cracks over time when not properly installed. We fix bad concrete jobs and build beautiful installations on a weekly basis. If you are in the Toledo OH area and need work done around your house or at the office,
give us a call today (567) 229-2484