Concrete is a material that has much importance throughout the homebuilding process and it can be used in many ways. It is a aggregate composed of a variety of materials, mainly stones and sand. These materials are mixed with a binder. Once the mixture is poured, it is left to dry and harden. This material is flexible and can be formed on the spot to create driveways or poured into molds and transported.
This material has been around for hundreds of years, but it wasn’t until the late 1800’s that someone realized it could be reinforced to achieve a higher level of tensile strength. This allowed it to help support structures, which rods running through it. These rods are imbedded in the concrete and help make just about every structure you see stable.
Pre-cast concrete is create in controlled manufacturing conditions thus increases its water repelling ability, limiting its capacity for expansion and contraction. Pre-stressed concrete is made by placing multiple stretched strands of steel into the hardening concrete, this increases its structural ability. For more information about concrete or any other building materials, click here.
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