Natural Fibers form Eco-Friendly Textile Reinforced Concrete, Part 2

By |2021-01-31T20:58:56+00:00February 26th, 2021|Concrete|

Textile reinforced concrete (TRC) is a durable and moldable building material that is suitable for lightweight construction. Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research are replacing conventional textiles like carbon or glass-fiber with natural fibers. Natural fibers leave a smaller carbon footprint and cost less to make. What Does It Do? Their flax-based textile alternative

Natural Fibers form Eco-Friendly Textile Reinforced Concrete, Part 1

By |2021-01-31T20:50:41+00:00February 19th, 2021|Concrete|

Problems that concern many construction professionals when it comes to concrete are the issues of shrinkage and cracking. Some contractors try to protect themselves from these issues by adding fibers to concrete. Should you use fiber-reinforced concrete? Here’s some useful information about textile reinforced concrete and the advantages and disadvantages of using it in your

Capitol Building Construction

By |2021-01-31T20:42:10+00:00February 12th, 2021|Concrete|

The United States Capitol building is one of the most symbolically important buildings in the country. It stands “as a monument to the American people and their government”. It has housed the chambers of the House of Representatives and the Senate for over two centuries and is the focal point of the Legislative Branch of

China: One Country’s Concrete Usage

By |2021-01-31T20:19:10+00:00February 5th, 2021|Concrete|

Most of us know that China is much bigger than the U.S. and has around four times more people. They have more buildings, roads, and tunnels than most countries. China pours 60 percent of the world’s concrete. The country’s concrete production surpassed the United States production for the entire 20th century in 2011-2013. The Concrete

Stamped Concrete: What Is That?

By |2021-01-01T20:44:09+00:00January 29th, 2021|Concrete|

If you’re looking to update the look of your house or just the front curb appeal, a stamped driveway or walkway is the perfect way to do it. The modern varieties are almost perfect to duplicate the materials they aim to resemble. While stamped concrete can mimic other materials well, it still has the durability

Stamped Concrete Driveway Maintenance

By |2021-01-01T20:36:54+00:00January 15th, 2021|Concrete|

Concrete is known for being one of the most durable and long-lasting building materials. In fact, it can last for generations with minimal maintenance. A concrete driveway is more likely to require a little more maintenance than the rest of the concrete around your house, like the walkway, the front stairs, or the front pillars

Marine Concrete

By |2020-10-30T22:19:19+00:00December 4th, 2020|Concrete|

What is marine concrete? It is concrete that experts design for use underwater. Concrete exposed to sea water is susceptible to its corrosive effects. The effects are more pronounced above the water than where the concrete is under the water. If the concrete is not designed well enough, the concrete can easily breakdown. Marine concretes

Concrete Roofs: How Concrete Helps Reinforce Your Roof

By |2020-10-20T18:01:17+00:00November 20th, 2020|Concrete|

Concrete roofs are roofs that builders reinforce with concrete to help storm-proof them. Wood-framed roofs fall into the same category as wood-framed walls - they simply get destroyed first when a major storm hits. Whether it is a tornado, a hurricane, or a wind storm, wood-framed houses and roofs just can stand up to the

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