As one of the oldest and most widely used construction materials, concrete is extremely useful for the sustainable construction of public, commercial and residential structures. The fairly inexpensive material is easily produced and provides increased strength and sustainability. Industries that rely heavily on concrete to provide their structures include mining, manufacturing and construction.
The Benefits of Industrial Concrete
Concrete plays a vital part in our daily lives. It shapes our schools, houses, roads, tunnels, bridges, sewerage systems, etc. In fact, twice as much concrete is used around the world than the total of all other building materials. Take a look at the major benefits of concrete.
Concrete is completely recyclable, meaning that when a structure with a concrete frame is taken down, all of the materials from the frame can be reused to decrease the environmental impact of construction.
Structures that are built using concrete for the frame can last hundreds of years with little to no maintenance. This secures the investment made in the structure because the risk of needing to rebuild after disaster or wear and tear is significantly lower.
Concrete is incredibly resistant to fire, which makes it a safer material for homes and businesses. Thanks to the durability of concrete, it’s likely that the structure will be mostly unharmed.
Concrete providers can be found just about anywhere. This means that construction companies are more likely to purchase the material from local plants and keep the income in the local economy. It also reduces the cost and environmental impact of transporting the materials.
Wollam has extensive experience in structural concrete foundations, grade beams, walls and structural slab installations. From layout to concrete placement, our team will ensure no detail is overlooked. If you would like a custom bid on your next concrete construction project, contact our team today at 801-938-9170.