Concrete is a very popular material that currently dominates architecture. This is not surprising, because it is thanks to this material that it is possible to make often complex buildings and, what is more important, very durable structures. It is strength that is at the moment the key function and because of that so many people are choosing different types of concrete buildings. However, what type of concrete should I use? What will be the most suitable during construction?
Concrete protect buildings – how to build?
Concrete has good thermal insulation. This feature is due to the porous structure obtained as a result of loosening during production with hydrogen bubbles. Appropriate chemical reactions take place after adding powder or aluminum paste in the production process. It is the air enclosed in blocks that positively affects thermal insulation and gives it lightness as well as a porous structure.
Attention should also be paid to the dependence of concrete density, thermal insulation, acoustic insulation and compressive strength. As we have already mentioned, the lower the density and the more air in a cubic centimeter, the better the material insulates thermally. On the other hand, blocks with higher density (higher class) have higher compressive strength and better sound insulation. Although on the one hand, it should be considered an asset, it requires more care at the design stage, carrying out the project analysis and thus adjusting the specific density to the design and use situation.
A very popular material is glass fiber reinforced concrete. It is a very durable, durable material with increased bending strength. Parameters that seem to deny the traditional image of concrete. However, it has the same unique aesthetic qualities, the same noble, raw beauty and elegance. It is a safe, frost-resistant, refractory material, 100% natural and ecological.
How does the use of GRC concrete protect buildings against corrosion?
Few people know, but concrete is also exposed to corrosion. Corrosion of concrete occurs where the surface is exposed to various factors. However, concrete corrosion can be prevented very effectively. First of all, it is necessary to reduce the porosity of the mixture itself, as well as to apply external protective measures.