Advances in concrete over the last 100 years

Over the last 100 years, there has been much technological advancement in the production and use of concrete for driveways, slabs, sidewalks, and all applications. One of the most significant was the development of Portland cement in the early 19th century, which greatly improved the strength and durability of concrete.

The use of reinforcing steel (rebar) to strengthen concrete structures was also introduced in the early 20th century, and the development of ready-mix concrete allowed for the production and delivery of concrete in a consistent, ready-to-use form. In recent years, new types of concrete with enhanced properties have been developed, such as high-strength concrete and self-consolidating concrete. The use of computerized control systems in the production of concrete has also improved the consistency and quality of the material.

In addition, new construction techniques using concrete, such as precast concrete and shotcrete, have been developed, and advanced testing and analysis methods are used to optimize the design and performance of concrete structures.

Carolina Concrete Designs purchases much of it’s concrete from reputable producers like Thomas Concrete who has locations throughout the Florida, Georgia and South Carolina markets.  For more information about concrete visit our Greenville Concrete News section.