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6 Interesting Facts About Concrete

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We use concrete every day probably without realizing. In fact, there's more than likely a lot about concrete that you don't know. Change that right now by reading 6 quick facts about concrete!

We use concrete every day probably without realizing. In fact, there's more than likely a lot about concrete that you don't know. Change that right now by reading 6 quick facts about concrete!

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  • 1. 6 Interesting Facts About Concrete
  • 2. 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:
  • 3. 1. The annual global production of concrete is 5 billion cubic yards.
  • 4. 2. Making one tonne of cement requires two tonnes of raw material (such as limestone and shale).
  • 5. 3. The value of ready mixed concrete produced by the concrete industry is estimated at $30 billion.
  • 6. 4. The ready mixed concrete industry uses about 75% of the cement shipped in the U.S.
  • 7. 5. The original use of concrete has been traced back to ancient Egypt.
  • 8. 6. Concrete is used twice as much in construction than all other building materials.
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. Sources • http://ecosmartconcrete.com/?page_id=208 • http://www.nrmca.org/concrete/data.asp • http://www.rsc.org/images/Construction_tcm18- 114530.pdf