Posts By: Bergen Mobile Concrete

What Makes Concrete the Ideal Material for a Patio Surface?

If you’re thinking about upgrading your home with a patio installation, you’re probably deciding between several different materials, including concrete, wood and paving stones. At Bergen Mobile concrete, we think concrete is the ideal material for a patio surface. Here’s why: You’ll Enjoy It for Years With basic maintenance and proper installation, your concrete patio… Read more »

MIT Designers Create Huge Concrete Blocks That Can Be Assembled by Hand

Visit just about any construction site today and you’ll see cranes hoisting large slabs of concrete into place. However, cranes haven’t always been around, and for thousands of years human beings moved large stones by hand. Matter Design, a Boston-based company directed by MIT professor Brandon Clifford, recently collaborated with the multinational building materials company… Read more »

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 »