Concrete is a modern marvel. That said, the concrete we see every day is based on ancient technology innovated by the Romans that in some places, has lasted until the present day. What are some of the reasons you can rely on concrete during any construction project? Here are just a few of them.
Any homes and buildings constructed with concrete are far more energy-efficient than you might expect. Concrete can absorb heat and then hold it in, which is perfect for the chilly conditions of winter and early spring before warmth has a full chance to return. Homeowners and building owners alike can take advantage of these savings to upgrade their current HVAC systems or install new ones if need be.
You Know It Will Last
As we mentioned above, concrete can last for more than just a few years; several millennia can pass and it will still remain relatively intact! One reason for this is the lack of organic material, which will decay over the years and lead to a slow disintegration of the substance, no matter how hard it is. This attribute is just a fact of nature, and for the most part, soil erosion. Either way, concrete is highly resistant to water damage and extremely high temperatures.
Very Low Maintenance Material
With all of these impressive qualities, you might expect concrete to be a needy, high-maintenance building material. However, that just isn’t the case. For one thing, any structures built from concrete do not need coating or painting, unlike buildings made from wood, no matter their size. For these reasons, steel is also considered to be higher-maintenance than concrete or asphalt are. Plus, since concrete doesn’t go moldy, that is another quality of life aspect you will rarely need to worry about happening to you.
Clearly, concrete is resilient enough to stand the test of time. Although it is possible to demolish concrete structures, this is only occasionally necessary, such as when the building has become too unstable to be safely inhabited. Given enough time, concrete hardens. This attribute is good news for you, and bad news for natural or manmade disasters that could happen in the near future.
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G&M Services is proud of our employees and the dedication they have for safety in the workplace. We reward our employees for displaying positive safety practices. We incorporate weekly and monthly discussions and meetings to ensure that all involved are aware of how to handle equipment and potential situations that could occur during a project.
G&M Services offers services in the way of concrete drilling and sawing, concrete scanning, and Firestop. To get started with us, call today at 410-787-8828 or visit our contact page. Follow the official company page today on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.