What You Need to Know About Concrete

As you can guess from our name, we at Flesherton Concrete Products specialize in all things concrete. Just about every construction project uses concrete in some capacity, and we can provide you with the right supplies to make sure your project’s concrete is the very best. In this article, our team will go over some of the key information you need to know about this material in order to make sure you are using it to its best effect.

What is Concrete Made Of? 

The first thing you should understand about concrete is what it is made of–namely, portland cement, water, and an aggregate. Portland cement is made of clay and crushed limestone, which are burned together to create a chemical reaction between the calcium carbonate and iron oxide in their components to react and bond with each other. The resulting substance is then mixed with water to create a paste, and an aggregate such as sand or crushed stone is added to give the mixture something to stick to and form a structure around.

What is Concrete Used For? 

As you have most likely observed from your everyday life, concrete is used for a wide variety of applications, including everything from sidewalks and roads to swimming pools and buildings. In fact, it would be far rarer to see a construction project that didn’t use concrete in some capacity than one that did. If you are planning a project and want to know about what type of concrete is best for it, you can always reach out to our experts to get the advice you need.