Concrete is one of the most basic and versatile materials used in construction today. It also has a long history going back thousands of years. For strength and durability, it hasn’t been matched. It can be put to many different uses – homes, bridges, roads and driveways (asphalt is a type of concrete), parking lots, dams and canals. Once set, it can last for up to 50 years, needing only minor repairs along the way.
Concrete has been used for thousands of years
The history of concrete goes back thousands of years. It basically consists of abrasives in a binding cement, which dries to a waterproof hardness. Its origins are unknown but it was most widely used in the ancient world by the Romans, whose impressive feats of civil engineering were based on its properties.
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