Posts Categorized: Concrete History

The Rising Popularity of Concrete Floors

It’s no surprise that people are discovering the benefits of concrete floors. Their cost effective, easy to maintain, and are simply cleaned. Concrete slays in the face of its competitors. Rugs are easily outdated, consume odors, and trigger allergies for many homeowners. Tiles can accumulate mold and mildew in the grout that lies between them…. Read more »

Concrete and Corrosion: Why It’s So Resistant to Weather and Erosion

Roman Concrete Structure

Even the casual onlooker knows how durable concrete is. After all, we have walked past concrete buildings that have lasted years and years – even millennia in the case of some structures from the Roman era. But why is concrete so durable and able to resist even centuries of weather and erosion, and is there… Read more »

Understanding Why Concrete Cracks

Concrete is one of the most commonly used building materials due to its strength and durability. However, it can be very frustrating to find it starting to crack regardless of how long ago it may have been poured. The fact is there are numerous factors that are involved that can lead to concrete cracks, including… Read more »

How to Maximize the Lifespan of Your Concrete Driveway

Thanks to their exceptional durability, concrete driveways typically last years longer than driveways paved with asphalt. Concrete is also stronger than asphalt, which can be beneficial if you regularly park heavy vehicles or equipment in your driveway. That said, no paving material is completely impervious to the elements. Over time, excessive wear can cause concrete… Read more »

The Wonders of Concrete in Your Home

Concrete pouring and delivery

Concrete has been incorporated in plenty of architectural designs and buildings, but it also used in many different aspects of living and way of life. Concrete is a substance that can be transformed for many uses. Your home can benefit from the use of concrete in design and structure. Also, the exterior layout of your… Read more »

Why is Concrete So Strong?

concrete architecture

Concrete has been used for thousands of years for many applications including architecture. Many concrete buildings across the world have lasted so many years because of the strength and durability they were built with.  It’s a mystery because concrete is made from water and cement mix, so people can’t understand why concrete structures last so… Read more »

Concrete Patio Ideas for the Summer

Concrete Patio Ideas

The summer is coming soon, and it seems like we may be doing more backyard patio activities this summer than most. Creating a concrete backyard patio may help you get outside and relax in your backyard much more.  With concrete being the material to use on your patio build, you’ll have plenty of benefits to… Read more »

A Concrete Wonder: The Roman Pantheon

Roman Pantheon concrete structure

Concrete has played a major role in architecture for thousands of years. Some of the Roman concrete structures have lasted over 2,000 years, but they have survived the years with a little help from preservation techniques. There is one building that has lasted without any preservation. The Pantheon in the city of Rome has been… Read more »

Some of the Coolest Concrete Structures in the World

Roman Colosseum concrete structure

Concrete has been used in architecture and buildings for centuries. Around the world, there are incredible structures that were made with concrete that are still standing to this day. The fact that these structures are standing tall after going through years of wear and tear is a testament to the concrete that they were made… Read more »