Know about the secrets of long-lasting and huge building constructions
Did you know that a house in Florida withstood 4 calamitous tornadoes, simply due to its one-piece concrete construction and steel reinforcement. It seems almost unbelievable, right? Surprisingly, it’s the common materials we all know of, which have gone into the construction of such seemingly indestructible structures.
In today’s world, any industrial or commercial construction is seen as a long-term investment. Therefore more attention is given to the quality of the raw materials being used in the construction process so as to ensure that the constructions can weather most natural calamities with relative ease.
Here are our top 3 extremely durable materials used in an array of long-lasting strong constructions.
- Brick – A dusty red, fire-baked cuboid comes to our minds when we think of bricks, but the modern definition of bricks includes concrete blocks. Traditional burnt bricks are known for their high compressive strength and their porous structure allows them to absorb and release moisture. Modern structures extensively use concrete bricks due to the material’s high durability and ability to withstand natural calamities such as earthquakes and hurricanes.
- Concrete – Concrete’s unique ability to gain strength over time has made it a ubiquitous choice for builders around the world. In addition to that, concrete doesn’t get weakened by mould or even moisture; in fact, moisture plays a significant part during the concrete curing process!
- Stone – Stones have been constant companions of architects, from ancient ones to their modern counterparts! The primary reason for that is the material’s versatility, durability and ability to withstand great force. Modern building stones range from the hard and compact igneous(for instance, graphite) and metamorphic stones (for instance, marble) to the porous sedimentary stones (for instance, sandstones/ limestones).
The future of construction is changing and many new materials will be discovered that will change the history of building constructions altogether. Let us see what the future holds for us.