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Concrete: The Best Construction Material For Your Construction Projects

by | Oct 25, 2021 | Concrete Driveway | 0 comments

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What goes on through your mind when you hear the word concrete? Does it define the strength of taller buildings? Does it represent a long, winding road on a busy highway? or does it evoke a feeling of sturdiness and a homey structure? 

The word concrete is all of these things, and we are here to tell you the reasons why.

Concrete has been present since the start of human civilization. We see it used on old buildings, taller structures, houses, roads, and bridges. Concrete supports sand and rock together to form a home, and its primary purpose has never swayed since then. 

So if you’re thinking of putting up a structure in need of more robust support and durability, concrete is the right one for you and, for that, we have collated a list of all the top reasons as to why you should be using concrete for that next project you’ve been planning for ages. 

  • Concrete produces the lowest carbon footprint.
  • Concrete has excellent vibration and insulates sound.
  • Concrete is versatile, which means that you can create it in just about any shape or form.
  • Concrete is low on maintenance. 
  • Concrete is recyclable and does not rot.
  • Concrete is available for local purchase so that you can acquire them almost anywhere.
  • Concrete can survive abrasion, weathering, and extreme weather conditions depending on its foundation mixtures and purpose. 
  • Concrete can last for decades at a time, making it a viable material for building storage facilities, support beams, and dam construction.  

These days, most structures and support beams are either made or fortified with concrete. It is what made taller buildings and structural innovation possible and achievable. The benefits of concrete are practically endless, with a lot of our structural projects made from one.

The Benefits of Using Concrete

The number one benefit of using concrete is that it provides structural support for construction, beams, bridges, etc.; 

So what makes concrete so unique?

Well, tricalcium silicate is a compound responsible for that. The release of calcium ions, hydroxide ions, and heat speeds up the reaction process. Once the base material has saturated in calcium and hydroxide ions, the calcium hydroxide starts crystallization resulting in calcium silicate hydrate.

Simply put, cement mixed with suitable materials at a reasonable ratio can be used to build almost anything. In some countries, they even use cement plastic bottles to build schools and houses. This is governed by the principle that, since cement hardens and has proven to be strong enough to deter weathering and last for so many years, plastic bottles can act as a mold to hold the building together much like bricks.

There are many projects involving various cement mixtures that have proven to be durable and a versatile material fit for building shelters, art pieces, and storage spaces. 

Here’s a list of projects we can make using concrete:

  • Super Structures such as high-rise buildings and factories.
  • Concrete can be used for basic foundations for wastewater treatment plants, residential properties, underground bunkers, bridges, and the like. 
  • Concrete can build parking structures such as roads, pathways, pavement, residential and industrial driveways. 

Due to its versatility, strength, and abundance, concrete has become the main ingredient for building structures for the industrial sector. Compared to using wood which could only last for a few short years and rot, concrete is the best choice as it is not only recycled, it is also cost-efficient, durable, and very low on maintenance. 

Contractors in Santa Ana often recommend concrete as it yields even better results compared to asphalt. Of course, this also depends on where the road and driveway project location is, the heat index, and the cold climate in general.

Construction Projects You Can Make Using Concrete

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Compared to most natural resources, concrete delivers the lowest carbon footprint throughout its life. It is also more cost-effective and has unparalleled strength, longevity, and durability. Also, its maximum energy efficiency is very resilient towards the thermal mass. Concrete prevents fire from spreading all too quickly, especially within densely populated neighborhoods. 

However, did you know that buildings aren’t the only ones you can make using cement? 

Ever since construction is becoming more open for hobbyists and home DIYs, we have collected a list of all the possible structures and home projects you can make using concrete. 

  • Gardening

Did you know that you can up your landscaping game with concrete and a bit of random colored paints alone? For projects that involve all sizes of plant pots, plot dividers, garden pathways, garden bench, and table sets, you can quickly turn your garden into a beautiful afternoon paradise. 

  • Mini-park Area

You can use concrete to make a bench and table set. DIY fountains made from concrete are also an option. Due to its versatility, you can easily fashion the material to turn into fountain parts and maybe even a functional aquatic garden set-up. 

  • Novelty Items

Using cement and molds for smaller and mobile projects is also a great idea for quickly making novelty materials such as coasters, keychain charms, vases, home decors, and personalized garden lamps.

  • Outhouse and Patio Construction

Adding more life and mystery to your backyard is possible when using cement and hiring the right professionals to do the job for you. 

Many raw materials are not available most of the time, which is why cement is the number one material option you could use, from smaller novelty items to more extensive and taller structures like architectural buildings in an urban neighborhood. 

Likewise, concrete is also responsible for keeping large bodies of water such as dams from flooding through entire communities due to its strength and waterproofing qualities when hardened. Underground structures such as tunnels, basements, and overhead passes also follow the same purpose. 

Why Should You Hire Us?

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There are three significant Es to why you should hire us:

  • Our Expertise

Our long line of experience and expertise within the construction industry fruits our labor to the community and government. We only hire licensed and experienced experts starting from install planning committees, consultants, architects, engineers, and machine operators. For us, giving it out utmost best is at the heart of our company values and standards. 

  • Our Equipment

We only use top-of-the-line equipment and other servicing tools to operate on projects more efficiently and diligently. We also require regular training and workshops for our teams to keep our A-game for every project on our list. 

  • Our Element

Here at Flagstone, we value our job the same way that our clients value their homes. We always make it a point to be “in your element” when working at all times. That way, we can deliver premium service to our loyal customers and public taxpayers. 

Adhering to building codes and safety regulations is also one of the main reasons construction companies have to have the proper papers to operate on large-scale projects. Luckily for you, our firm is equipped with the right experts to do our job up to code. 

We offer a wide range of services to turn that building dream of yours into a reality. Should you need an estimate or a consultation, get in touch with us today! Be it buildings or smaller, singular structures; Flagstone is here to help you with your construction projects.

Our Services

Flagstone Santa Ana is a construction firm that prioritizes commercial, residential, and industrial-grade construction projects for our clients all over Santa Ana, CA.

Here at Flagstone, our top-caliber expertise coupled with our twenty years of experience are more than capable of handling your construction needs. We deliver all types of construction projects and services with the utmost dedication and expertise. 

  • Residential

We offer our services to residential properties in need of floor installation, repairs, and construction work. We deliver our services by catering to our client’s needs, whether small or bigger, like driveways, sidewalks, patio, and colored concrete. 

  • Commercial

Commercial projects such as retail and office buildings are also part of our project offerings. Unlike most companies, we can also deliver large-scale projects involving more significant structures and carefully planned services for every construction project.

 

  • Industrial

Flagstone also delivers road projects using concrete and asphalt. This line of services ranges from concrete services, including excavation, asphalt paving, concrete parking maintenance, road seal coating, parking lot striping, planning, and sidewalk installation projects.

Our construction solutions undergo intensive review and are subject to approval from our partners, architects, engineers, and other industry-related professionals. Here at Flagstone, we only offer straightforward solutions for cost-effective projects.

Our firm is here for you if you’re looking for assistance in building a cement structure complete with planning up to completion. Don’t hesitate to call us when you need to!

For more information, call us at (949) 868 1279, or you could send us an inquiry at info@flagstonestaana.com

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