Concrete contractors have found a host of ways to use this versatile substance. Concrete can be used to make patios, driveways, sidewalks, steps, entryways, pool decks, interiors, fire pits, counter-tops, architectural features, bar tops, works of art, floors, fences, and a myriad of other things. The substance is versatile, stable, and able to be applied as a solution to many different construction issues. Concrete and Contracting: A Natural History Together.
Concrete is as old as the civilizations that have made it part of their histories. Ancient peoples used concrete like substances by crushing them together and burning limestone. They added sand and water to the burnt limestone and created a plaster that held stones together. The concrete that is used today is a result of refinement of the core ingredients of concrete over the centuries.
Science has revealed to us that millions of years ago in the nation of Israel, natural deposits of limestone and oil shale joined together and the reaction was the production of cement. Cement is only one component of concrete because the design mix must also include an aggregate that will increase the strength and impact the use and composition of the concrete. Aggregates include clay, shale, slag, gravel, ashes, crushed stone, and sand. The type of aggregate used is mostly determined by the forces that will be exerted on the concrete.
Moving into the 21st century concrete, concrete contracting has become an exact science. The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the impact and reach of the concrete contractor. The organization has interests in decorative concrete applications, safety regulations and protocols, continued research into the quality of concrete and the ongoing education of contractors who work with concrete.
Today concrete can comes in colors, stamped patterns
, decorative mix designs
which can be shaped in many various forms. Bring your design to us or we can design something unique for you. Our name says it all, Creative Concrete Products, LLC.
So, why not contact a concrete contractors in Skagit County today. When you do, you can know that not only are you going to be able to significantly upgrade your building or remodeling project, but you are putting in place a natural substance that comes to you all the way from ancient times to the present. Put some history in your project and make some history of your own!