The Most Popular Uses for Concrete and Cement

It’s almost impossible to think about construction, architecture, and transport without thinking about cement and concrete.

Cement is counted among the key building materials both in the residential and nonresidential sectors. It was estimated that the global market was sized at around 395 billion U.S. dollars in 2016.

Concrete is one of the most versatile building materials and used in a variety of construction projects. In the 1960’s, reinforced concrete was used to make building columns and decks in high rises. Residential areas feature concrete driveways, walls, pavings, and sidewalks.

Concrete Blocks

Concrete blocks are at the top of the list for cement uses. One of the most popular ways is for blocking walls, their strength is necessary to keep water or earth away from certain areas. They are also used for aesthetic interior purposes in both residential and commercial properties.

Concrete blocks also double as security barriers to keep people and, or vehicles out of certain areas - which is ideal for festivals, events and construction sites. Landscape companies also make use of concrete blocks as a landscaping bin to keep aggregates and materials organized and separated from contamination from other products.

Foundations and Footings

There are so many benefits to having a concrete foundation for your home or commercial property. It means that your foundation won’t burn or rot and will be highly durable.

Parking Lots

There are many benefits to using concrete as a material for parking lots. Visually, it’s more appealing than asphalt and provides better lighting which reduces lighting costs and makes the area safer.

Driveways and Patios

It’s really common to see a big selection of houses with concrete driveways or patios. Adding this material could increase your resale value and they are known to last longer than driveways and patios make from asphalt. There are many ways in which you can manipulate concrete with colours and patterns to suit your home and personal style.

Have a look at our article about concrete flooring for inspiration - click here.

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