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What Is the Difference Between Asphalt and Concrete?

Both asphalt and concrete are common construction materials used for different kinds of construction projects. They deliver unmatched features and benefits for buildings, pools, sidewalks, and parking lots. In fact, asphalt is the most commonly used material for construction purposes…

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Spotting and Solving Sidewalk Deficiencies

Sidewalk standards are funded and regulated by various agencies, from the Federal Highway Administration to the city councils. This is the reason many people assume that municipalities are solely responsible for any injuries that stem from unsafe sidewalks. Historically, city…

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Choosing Between Concrete Pavers and Poured Concrete

In order to choose between concrete pavers and poured concrete, it is first necessary to have a good understanding of what each one of them is. Poured concrete is often referred to as concrete flatwork, because after a framework is setup and the moist concrete is poured into that framework, you can achieve a perfectly flat and uniformly even surface. Concrete paving and flatwork is very often used to install driveways, patios, foundations for houses, and sidewalks, because the flat and even surface is essential for those structures.

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Part 2 – Today’s Concrete – Practical, Powerful, and Centuries in the Making

If someone were to ask you what the most frequently used building material in the world is, would you know the answer? Would your answer be wood or steel? Perhaps plastic or aluminum? In actuality, none of those are the correct answers, and in fact, the amount of concrete used globally amounts to twice as much as all other building materials combined, including all four of the wrong answers listed above.

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Today’s Concrete – Practical, Powerful, and Centuries in the Making

Have you ever been strolling down a sidewalk or walking along a roadside, and suddenly taken notice of that seemingly indestructible surface you’re moving over? Concrete is one of those things that you don’t think much about, unless you happen to be observing a construction site or a crew paving a new roadway. If you’ve never read much about it, you might think concrete is a fairly modern invention, developed because there was a need for highways to drive vehicles over, or to provide reliable support for today’s huge commercial buildings.

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