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Why Concrete is a Popular Choice for Residential and Commercial Projects
Concrete Elmhurst is a material that is in “sync” with the environment. From residential homes to commercial office buildings to interstate highways, the use of concrete as a building material actually serves to help protect natural resources and presents its own one-of-a-kind benefits to the consumer.
Concrete can be considered ecologically-friendly in a number of ways. The main ingredients of concrete such as water, cement and aggregate are rather plentiful in supply and are not quite as hard to extract when compared to some other materials used in some construction. Rock quarries, which are among the key sources of raw materials, can be efficiently reclaimed for residential, recreational or commercial applications or simply restored to their natural state.
Because Concrete Elmhurst is an inert material, it a useful medium for the recycling of waste or byproducts. Many construction materials that typically would wind up in landfills can instead be used to produce concrete. For instance, recycled polystyrene or fly ash are materials that can be added to the “recipe” for concrete. Other waste products like old tires or kiln dust are utilized to fuel the manufacturing process for cement.
Another plus for the use of Concrete Elmhurst is its energy efficiency. From making concrete to its delivery and construction, the material is moderate in its energy demands and quite generous in its benefits it provides.
Because the core materials for concrete are so generally accessible, concrete-related products and ready-mix concrete can be manufactured from localized resources relatively close to a project site. Local shipment reduces fuel consumption needed for transportation. Once it is poured and in place, concrete yields substantial energy savings during its service lifespan.