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Concrete is used for everything from skyscrapers to drainage pipes and from roads to homes. The durability of concrete is second to none. Here are two examples of the value of concrete construction:

Roads: Concrete vs. Asphalt

Concrete pavements last far longer than asphalt pavements under similar loading conditions. It is not unusual for concrete pavements to exceed 35 years of service with minimal maintenance.

Homes: Built To Last

Since wood rots and decays, and is extremely susceptible to natural disasters, it is central to a wasteful construction cycle of frequent disposal and replacement. Concrete, on the other hand, requires little or no maintenance, stands up to hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and fires. It can't be eaten by termites and won't rust or rot. Concrete's sheer durability over decades of use goes a long way towards waste reduction.



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