Technology

Although concrete is a basic building material that has been in use since early civilization, it’s a constantly evolving product that continues to amaze people with its unending uses and technical advances. From concrete that cleans or mends itself to mixtures that create a translucent material or bendable segments, concrete and technology have joined forces to constantly improve construction methods and materials.

Waste Glass in Concrete has Advantages and Disadvantages

According to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report, the total amount of waste material has increased from 88 million tons in 1960 to 262 million tons in 2015. In 2015, 26% of the waste materials was recycled, 9% was composted, 13% was combusted with energy recovery and 52% was disposed of in landfills.

Products New and Tried-and-True Share WOC Exhibit Floor

The numbers were up for World of Concrete 2016, although not in the temperature department, as nearly 1,550 exhibitors displayed their wares Feb. 2-5 in the expansive Las Vegas Convention Center. Occupying more than 740,000 square feet in three halls and spilling out into the surrounding parking lots.

Remediating Moisture in Concrete Doesn’t have to be Complicated

Moisture problems in concrete slabs old and new can play havoc with decorative concrete projects and other flooring strata in several ways, including bubbling, blistering and blushing of color. It’s commonly an interior problem because breathable products that reduce the threat are more commonly used in exterior applications.

Using Stencils to Expand Artistry in Decorative Concrete

Because their artistry is computer-generated, stencils empower every contractor to create stunning works of art regardless of artistic talent. It is amazingly simple to produce logos, images, and artistic effects with exact detail and concrete industry has an arsenal of magnificent images ready to order.