Concrete is such a common part of our daily lives that it’s easy to completely overlook. However, it’s actually one of the most essential components of the modern world, the substance that makes skyscrapers and sidewalks possible.
Concrete itself is a mixture of cement, water, and aggregate. The cement is what binds the substances together. The beauty of concrete is its flexibility. Before hardening, it can be poured into nearly any shape. It’s no accident that so many modern sculptures use concrete as a base.
Of course, concrete installation is mostly used for practical purposes, like driveway and patio construction. One of the benefits is that it’s cheap to use and to produce, which is one reason it’s seen so frequently. House and garage slab construction are also key uses for the material.
Mixed concrete is poured out onto a site or a mold. There it will remain as it gradually hardens, which can take a long time depending on the amount and type used. This process is referred to as curing.
In some cases, concrete mixing is done at the worksite. This is less precise, but because the workers are there on the ground, they will be able to change the formula as needed.
Alternatively, a construction company may use ready mix concrete, which will be prepared in a factory before the delivery takes it to the worksite for concrete installation. This is a very popular option, though it is less able to adapt to changing circumstances, and requires more resources.
Residents of Murfreesboro, TN, have long looked to Baker’s Concrete Construction for their concrete installation needs.