As I told you in other posts, concrete is one of the world’s most widely used building materials in the world. There is nothing you can think about, in the construction industry, that isn’t made with at least a little bit of concrete. The importance is high, and we construction workers know that, so it is a pleasure fo us to work with concrete (by the way, if you want to know what work boots are the best for working in concrete check out workbootsguru.com)
Thanks to what I have just said, the annual global production of concrete is about 5 billion cubic yards. Yes, billion with a “B”. That is a lot of concrete that will be used in futures constructions made by men all around the world. Just to give you an idea, that amount of concrete represents about 1.25 billion tons of concrete. 1.25 billion!! That is breathtaking.
So the question is: Where goes that amount of concrete? Many people think know the answer to this question. But, they don’t have the complete vision of the impact that concrete has in their daily lives. We are talking about 1.25 billion tons of concrete produced annually!
In the following words, I will be giving you the list of 5 elements that are made mainly of concrete that make your life easier every day.
Do you use a car? Do you walk? Have you ever gone outside your house or even looked through your window? If it is your case, as it is for 99% of the world’s population, then you know what a street is. This beautiful invention lets you transport from point A to B in different ways and forms. From driving cars to walking and skating.
It is made mainly of concrete and it is one of those things that if we wouldn’t have them we would go crazy pretty quickly.
This type of concrete usage is pretty new. It is some kind of trend and I like it very much. Not only because it shows the potential and the wide variety of usage possibilities that concrete has, but also because it is pretty awesome to take a look at a floor made of concrete.
It is shiny, like if it was wood, and very soft. And almost slippery. On top of that, it is very cheap, because this type of floor only uses concrete which is very cheap and the method that it is used to make this kind of floor is very well known as being very inexpensive between construction workers and contractors.
This is the go-to thought that everyone has when you make them think of one invention that is in their daily lives and that is also mainly made with concrete.
Buildings are a big part of my life, I’m a construction worker and I go to work doing my job knowing that one day that place where I work will be one day a beautiful building. I just love how concrete can be so simple and be so essential to this kind of inventions.
Without bridges, we wouldn’t be able to move between cities and countries. It’s such an importance piece of equipment that nobody can realize. I mean, without bridges we wouldn’t be able to sustain the regionals economies of our country. Products and businessmen wouldn’t transport from one city trough another erasing the possibility of developing a healthy economy that creates jobs.
The last thing that came into my mind was the driveways. And do you know where I thought about this? In my driveway, arriving at my house driving my car. The use that we give to concrete is so important that we don’t imagine the impact that it has in our lives, I mean, even when I arrive with my car I’m using concrete. It is amazing.
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