Posts By: Bergen Mobile Concrete

Texas Company Receives Permit to Build 3D-Printed Concrete Homes

Over the course of the past few years, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the idea of 3D-printing homes and other structures. 3D-printed homes have the potential to be affordable, durable and sustainable—a combination that is appealing both to home builders and prospective homeowners. But until recently, most companies pursing 3D-printed construction have… Read more »

Concrete Overlays Are Extending the Life of America’s Roads

Does it seem like road crews are resurfacing the highways in your area with fresh asphalt practically every year? This is due to the fact that asphalt roads, for all their virtues, have fairly limited lifespans, particularly in regions that experience harsh winter weather. Thanks to recent innovations in the paving industry, however, some contractors… Read more »

Scientists are Working to Develop Carbon Neutral Concrete

Concrete might form the bedrock of modern urban construction, but its impact on the environment is raising concerns among climate researchers. Recent estimates suggest that Portland cement, the essential binding ingredient in concrete, accounts for roughly seven percent of global carbon emissions. That could change soon, however, thanks to a multinational effort to drastically reduce… Read more »

In India, Waste Plastic Could Begin Replacing Sand in Concrete

India’s urban populations are growing at an unprecedented rate, and construction crews are having trouble keeping up with the demand for structural concrete due to a nationwide sand shortage. Meanwhile, the country’s lack of recycling infrastructure is allowing thousands of tons of waste plastic to pile up in city streets as well. But thanks to… Read more »

Engineer Develops New Sealant That Could Prevent Concrete Cracks

The nation’s concrete roadways receive a whole lot of wear and tear, particularly in regions that experience extreme changes in temperature during the summer and winter. These temperature fluctuations can cause paved concrete surfaces to expand and contract, resulting in cracks that require seasonal repairs and replacement. Thanks to the efforts of a mechanical engineering… Read more »

Things to Keep in Mind When Pouring Concrete in Extreme Heat

Although cold temperatures are typically a greater obstacle when working with concrete, hot summer days can present some unique challenges as well. To understand how extreme heat affects freshly-poured concrete, it’s important to first have a clear understanding of how the concrete-setting process works. Concrete sets via an exothermic reaction called hydration. When concrete hydrates,… Read more »

The US Army is 3D Printing Concrete Structures

Additive manufacturing processes—also known as 3D printing—are being used to make everything from medical devices to engine components, and now the U.S. Army is even using employing a similar technique to build concrete structures. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has devised a system that allows them to create lightweight concrete structures quickly with a… Read more »