Types of Concrete and Their Uses in Construction
Posted on: Monday, August 5th, 2019
Concrete is used worldwide for construction projects of all types and sizes, thanks to its reliability, its durability and the various types of concrete available to use. However, while this variety makes concrete a versatile material, it can be confusing to the uninitiated. In this article, Concrete Drilling Services will look at some of the […]
Interesting Facts About Spaghetti Junction
Posted on: Thursday, June 27th, 2019
Spaghetti Junction in Birmingham, UK – the most complex motorway intersection in the world. It’s unique layout and dull colour has made it one of the most famous eyesores in the world. With its winding roads and unexpected gradient variations, it makes for one of the most confusing junctions in England for motorists to […]
How to Recycle Your Old Concrete
Posted on: Friday, May 31st, 2019
We all understand the importance of recycling paper, plastic, cardboard, wood and even some types of metal, but believe it or not, concrete, which happens to be one of the most used materials in the construction industry, can also be recycled. Therefore, we’ll be presenting you with some benefits to recycling your old concrete, […]
What Can You Use Concrete For?
Posted on: Monday, April 29th, 2019
Concrete has been used for many different things over the years and the industry still shows no sign of stopping. With its consistent popularity, concrete is still very much a favourable material, useful for everything from domestic driveways to structural beams. So what types of concrete are there and what can they be used […]
Is Self Healing Concrete the End to Cracks?
Posted on: Saturday, March 30th, 2019
As a country, we spend a huge amount of money on maintaining infrastructure, from the roads we drive along to the bridges we walk across. But what if we told you that one day, it would be possible for cracks in the road to heal themselves? Developments in the UK Abir […]
The Best Concrete Cutting Tools
Posted on: Thursday, February 28th, 2019
When water and cement are mixed together, they combine to make concrete: one of the toughest surfaces known to man. Revered for being extremely robust and durable, concrete is fantastic for providing stability to buildings and structures, but challenging to cut, remove or destroy. Luckily, the construction industry has seen its saws and cutting […]
Is Concrete Sustainable?
Posted on: Saturday, January 5th, 2019
Reports have emerged citing the harmful by-products associated with concrete production. Many of these reports claim that concrete is unsustainable — largely because of the amount of CO2 produced as a result of its production. For every tonne of cement produced, a tonne of CO2 is produced — or so is the claim. Whether […]
Why Are Diamonds Used in Drills?
Posted on: Friday, December 28th, 2018
Many people are surprised to find out that diamonds are used in drilling. The highly revered gemstone is typically associated with precious jewellery, and therefore using it in such a harsh activity seems preposterous to many. In fact, only a quarter of diamonds are used in fine jewellery; the majority are used for […]
Will AI Replace Structural Concrete Engineers?
Posted on: Monday, December 3rd, 2018
Artificial intelligence is advancing each and every day. And while we may not be close to being overrun with transcendent, tyrannical robots as much science fiction media has prophesied, the steady replacement of AI over human labour is looking to become an unquestionable reality. AI crack detection units are being developed for the construction […]
How to Break Concrete
Posted on: Monday, October 29th, 2018
Concrete is tough. Very tough. So tough in fact that we use concrete in the majority of construction projects all over the world. From bridges to houses, roads to skyscrapers, – it’s not an exaggeration to state that concrete is the fundamental building material in modern society. A material as robust as concrete is […]