Pouring of Concrete in construction
Pouring of Concrete in construction

Concrete in Construction: Uses, Advantages, and Types

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Concrete contractors are among the most important stakeholders in most construction works. While some sustainable structures are made from pure wood and glass, most commercial and industrial buildings are still made from cement. Today, we will look into the basics, importance and advantages of different cement types used in the construction industry.

What is Concrete?

 

Concrete is a vital element and a vitally important thing that is used in several individual and commercial buildings. It solidifies and hardens after mixing with water and placement due to a chemical process known as hydration. It binds other building materials together. It is a material extensively used in the construction process and is made by mixing aggregate, cement, small stones, sand, gravel, and water. All the components bond together to create a stone-like material.

The Romans invented hydraulic cement-based concrete. The British improved upon it and popularized it in the modern world. The Pantheon in Rome is one of the finest examples of Roman architecture that has survived to this day and has a 42-meter-diameter dome made of poured concrete.

1 thought on “Concrete in Construction: Uses, Advantages, and Types”

  1. I liked that you said how precast concrete is used for concrete blocks. My uncle needs to get more concrete blocks as part of his construction site and wants the best materials for it. I’ll be sure to share this with him so he can find the best concrete for his job site.

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