Mixed Concrete Ready For Pouring

Concrete is a homogeneous mixture of cement, aggregates (sand, gravel, water) and additives; its properties develop through the hydration of cement. Fresh concrete is completely mixed and in a stage that still allows compaction by different methods. On the other hand, solidified concrete has already achieved a significant resistance.  You can have a Denver concrete company deliver the concrete to your home ready to pour, to help the project go smoothly.

Concrete is a versatile building material; with its help, a wide variety of shapes and sizes can be achieved. Fresh concrete takes the shape in which it is poured, therefore it allows the creation of particularly advantageous structural and architectural forms – for example flat and curved plates.

Concrete is well suited for making surface and massive elements such as foundations, unlike its main competitors,  steel and wood, from which linear elements are usually made.

Additionally, reinforced concrete is a composite material formed by the combination of steel with simple concrete, by casting the concrete onto a steel frame structure mounted in a formwork. Considering its properties, this material offers countless possibilities, being the most commonly used material for creating structures.

It is used in all types of buildings (from annexes to nuclear reactors). Even the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, uses this material, a high-performance reinforced concrete.