When it comes to building a solid structure, concrete is a great solution. It can last up to three times longer than other common building materials because it won’t rot, rust, or burn. While some of the benefits are clear, there are even more reasons to choose this material that you may not have considered. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the lesser-known benefits of concrete construction.
Concrete has the lowest carbon footprint of any building material over its lifespan. Its strength, durability and mass make it ideal for use in any climate. This material is also great at absorbing and retaining heat. This helps slash heating and cooling bills and increases the energy efficiency of a building.
Limestone, the key ingredient in concrete, is the most abundant mineral on the planet. It is not only inexpensive to source; the energy used to create concrete from limestone is actually less than the energy it saves as a final product. Concrete also produces very little waste, as it can be recycled for use on future construction projects. While the timber industry is struggling to remain sustainable through global climate change, concrete is keeping things cool.
Durability and Longevity:
Did you know many concrete structures made by the Romans are still standing today? Unlike wooden buildings, concrete won’t rust, rot, or burn. It expands and contracts with temperature changes for ultimate safety and durability. Its longevity also translates into maintenance costs that are lower than most other building materials.
Join the clean, green building movement with structural concrete. Call our office to get started on your next project. From driveways to patios to new flooring and even mailboxes, we have a sustainable, affordable solution for you.
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