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The Versatility and Legendary Strength of Concrete

A major shopping center was being built close to where we live. I could look out our living room window at our condo and watch it being built. After the ground was graded to the suveyor’s specifications, a concrete baching plant was set up on the site to provide en endless stream of fresh concrete to poor the giant slabs that would be the footer, floors and pillars of the building. I watched the reinforcement bar being cut, welded and strapped into place inside molds that concrete would be poured into. Then the trucks began to deliver the concrete right to the forms.

All day and night you would hear the grinding slosh of concrete being rotated in the giant concrete truck drums.…