Did you know that concrete is the most frequently used man-made material in the world?
This material is extremely popular in industrial and commercial construction projects as well as residential renovations. If you’re starting a new commercial project or looking to revamp the appearance of your business, you’ll want to consider using concrete for the following reasons:
It gets stronger with age
One of the biggest perks of concrete is that the right mix will get stronger with age. When using a portland cement mixture of concrete, stucco, non-specialty grout, and mortar, the mixture goes through a hydration process that binds cement and water into a rock-like material.
This hydration process isn’t a one-time deal. It repeats several times during the lifespan of your concrete, allowing the cement to increase in strength as time goes on.
Standard concrete strength is around 3000 psi (pounds per square inch), but some can reach over 7 times that amount. You’d be hard-pressed to find this kind of strength in other materials for commercial construction projects.
That being said, you can rest assured that your concrete will last for years to come and be one of the best investments you’ll make for your business.
A pretty slab will draw people in
Nothing draws customers in like a pretty atmosphere, just like nothing is more repelling than a parking lot filled with potholes or cracked concrete. This is especially true in Louisiana, where a smooth parking lot, sidewalk, or road certainly does not go unappreciated.
Repaving your concrete parking lot or indoor flooring can make a world of a difference when it comes to drawing in new people.
It’s extremely reliable
Fun fact: the oldest known man-made concrete slab dates back to 500 BC. This material has been around for quite some time, and with good reason.
With extreme strength comes extreme reliability. Aside from normal wear and tear due to traffic or weather, concrete can withstand thousands of pounds of weight and pressure.
With these benefits, it’s certainly no surprise that concrete is one of the most popular materials used to renovate indoor and outdoor commercial applications.
Industrial concrete applications are not meant to be performed by people who are not professionals. Before starting your next commercial or residential concrete project, call in the experts. At Port Aggregates, we deliver the right materials to your job site quickly and accurately. Contact us today to request a quote!