Published on March 14, 2014
6 Interesting Facts About Concrete
Why talk about concrete? • Concrete plays more of a role in your life than you may think. Without it, there wouldn’t be safe roads, safe traveling in general, comfortable homes or sturdy buildings to work in. • The fact that concrete is literally everywhere makes concrete cutting a necessity. Concrete cutting methods are used to make concrete into something functional that people can use every day (like buildings and bridges). • With that said, here are some interesting facts about concrete and the concrete industry:
1. The annual global production of concrete is 5 billion cubic yards.
2. Making one tonne of cement requires two tonnes of raw material (such as limestone and shale).
3. The value of ready mixed concrete produced by the concrete industry is estimated at $30 billion.
4. The ready mixed concrete industry uses about 75% of the cement shipped in the U.S.
5. The original use of concrete has been traced back to ancient Egypt.
6. Concrete is used twice as much in construction than all other building materials.
Concrete and Concrete Cutting • With so much concrete in the world, there’s a need for specialists who know the concrete cutting methods that can make door frames and steps and bridges and countless other necessities. • Concrete cutting is what makes the concrete industry so successful. It creates an efficient way to work with all the concrete that’s being produced.
Concrete Cutting Specialists • The next time you’re thinking of starting a project that involves concrete, contact your local concrete cutting specialists who know how to do things like core drilling, flat sawing and grinding and grooving. • You can also visit a-core.com to learn more about the concrete cutting services available to you.
Sources • http://ecosmartconcrete.com/?page_id=208 • http://www.nrmca.org/concrete/data.asp • http://www.rsc.org/images/Construction_tcm18- 114530.pdf
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