What to Consider with Concrete Structures

Concrete Structures

Concrete structures can have a long shelf-life if proper construction techniques are used, it is in an ideal environment and is properly maintained. Exposure to moisture, freeze-thaw cycles, and deicing chemicals can adversely affect concrete structures. When looking at your existing infrastructure or other properties, ask yourself: Do We Know the Construction Technique Used? In the early 1900’s, the construction industry and engineers developed different concrete construction techniques to gain an advantage over competitors. The industry was still learning the limits of concrete, specifically elevated slab construction, and aimed for the thinnest floor section and greatest spacing of columns. As...

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