Concrete: use, advantages and disadvantages
Concrete results from a mixture of various materials such as cement, sand and stone that, when joined together, create a strong reinforcement that can be compared to steel. One of the advantages offered by this material is that, thanks to its malleability and rapid drying, it can be used for everything, thus shortening construction times. This material is also resistant to compression and has the ability to withstand traction by means of reinforcement or tension.
Likewise, it can be used to make blocks that serve as large bricks and if combined with plaster it can be an excellent thermal insulator.
Concrete has three important factors: resistance, workability and versatility when using it on the construction site. In addition, it must be used by dose and by properties.
By dose, each element of the mixture must be taken into consideration so that it is perfect and it must only be applied in special cleaning concretes, which are not structural and high performance. On the contrary, by property must start from a product that the concrete companies manufacture and that are in accordance with the needs.
Advantages offered by concrete
It has a strong resistance that helps both traction and compression within the construction.
- Fire resistance
Concrete can withstand between 2 to 6 hours of heat and fire.