What Is Soil Cement?

Most people know cement from its common use in concrete. This integral construction material is used in almost all modern buildings. What most people don’t know is that cement has many other surprising applications. Soil cement is an interesting example of the versatile ways cement can be used. Soil cement is made from a mix of soil and water with …

3D Concrete Printing

The Developing World of 3D printing Although 3D printing has existed since the 1980s, technological strides and new applications have renewed public interest in the subject. Once an expensive and futuristic technology, 3D printing is becoming a regular part of everyday life and is used in various industries. 3D Printing involves the use of a box-like device to print out …

Concrete Flatwork: Pros and Cons

When it comes to the construction, everyone’s vision is unique in every aspect. The perfect location, the perfect size, and the perfect atmosphere are all going to be different depending on how they mesh with and express your personality, and how they suit your practical needs and requirements of the building. Where that is most immediately true is in the …

Secrets of Roman Concrete

Why does Roman concrete last so long? What secret ingredients made it so durable? Are there lessons we can learn today? Which of these images shows the modern concrete – aged about 100 years or less – and which the Roman concrete which is around 2,000 years old? On the left is Roman concrete and on the right weathered, more …