Because of recent trends in the concrete industry, technology is showing more advancements than ever before. This will help the industry immensely in many different ways, including faster completion of projects and a vast variety of new design options being released on the market. Keep up on these trends to stay in the loop!
Insulation Like Never Before
An important skill for concrete installation professionals to master is their ability to place concrete on a wall at any time of the year, regardless of outdoor weather conditions. One type of insulation technique that is being used is thermal insulation that allows for a fully insulated structure. The traditional foam is added within the walls before the concrete is installed. After the installation and curing process is complete, the foam is removed, leaving it totally insulated.
Concrete Made From Recycled Materials
Another innovation that the concrete industry is currently embracing is the use of recycled materials to create concrete. Not only is this method environmentally friendly, but it is also a more cost-effective option. This choice also gives buyers the benefit of enhanced performance. For a real-world example, this kind of concrete was used to create the One World Trade Center building in the state of New York.
Concrete Made From Hemp-Based Products
Concrete that is made from hemp-based products can be extremely useful for certain projects. This type of concrete is very lightweight and comes with many benefits such as improved breathability, insulation, and more. Some refer to it as hempcrete. Hempcrete is a biocomposite that is made of the inner core of a hemp plant mixed with lime. The hemp core, otherwise known as the “shiv,” has a high silica content that allows it to bind well with lime to create an incredibly versatile product.
One benefit of polished concrete in all its forms is increased lighting efficiency due to reflection. You can save money on energy costs by utilizing concrete to reflect light and create a space that is, as a result, warmer and brighter. Concrete has attractive architectural properties that allow designers to create a space unlike any other. Light transmitting concrete comes with thousands and thousands of optical fiber strands to give it a unique design perfect for places that need light such as hallways, subway stations, and closets.
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Custom Concrete Creations is chosen to help facilitate projects because we are the preferred custom concrete floor company, not only in Omaha, but for the greater Midwest region. No project is too big or too small for our team of seasoned experts who use state-of-the-art equipment on each and every project. We help you achieve the look of your dreams and do not consider the job done until you are happy with the results. So give us a call or contact us for your custom concrete needs today!