Concrete is one of the most widely used construction materials in the world.
Characterised as extremely durable, cost efficient, resilient and versatile, there are plenty of reasons to consider utilising concrete for your next build.
Concrete is resilient, sturdy and strong
Concrete is resistant to most elements, and doesn’t burn, rot or rust – meaning you won’t need to regularly replace it. In fact, in the aftermath of extreme weather events, concrete structures are often the most resilient and the most unaffected by these issues. As a general rule, concrete won’t deteriorate over time if it’s well maintained.
In terms of its strength, concrete can last decades longer than other construction materials – and it actually gains strength over time. This leads to an extremely beneficial outcome for those who choose to build with concrete, as it contributes to a lower overall cost and less of an environmental impact than construction typically involves.
Concrete is energy efficient and leaves a low carbon footprint
The amount of energy required to produce concrete is low compared to other construction materials. Concrete is also fully recyclable as it can be used as aggregate in things such as carparks and roadbeds, or as granular material – therefore reducing material that is landfilled. In the same vein, a lot of items that come from landfill, such as scrap tires and dust, can be used to manufacture cement;
completing the recycling cycle.
Concrete is also deemed energy efficient because it is a successful insulator; meaning buildings constructed using concrete will be less likely to utilise heaters or air conditioning units. Lastly, the materials required to make concrete are abundant in almost every country on the planet – which leads to a minimisation of shipping and pollution.
Concrete is extremely cost effective
Compared to other construction materials such as steel or polymer, concrete is extremely cost effective. Major ingredients of concrete are cement, water and other aggregates – all of which are readily available at local stores at a low cost. As concrete is incredibly durable and long-lasting, its cost effectiveness can often be traced by the limited amount of effort that is required to maintain it.
Concrete is one of the most versatile construction materials
As fresh concrete is in a liquid state, it is able to be cast into almost any shape you’d like it to form. This gives the material a great advantage over others – as whatever cast shape you select, your concrete will seamlessly mould into. In fact, concrete can even be moulded to appear as wood or brick. This versatility is one of the key reasons that this construction material has such a broad appeal, and has been used within so many architectural plans for structures.
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If you’re in need of high quality precast or custom-made concrete products, trust Vikon Precast. Our products are specifically manufactured to withstand the harshest conditions, and we pride ourselves on setting new standards of professionalism, technical expertise and quality. Give us a call on 1800 768 364 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.