How concrete helped shape the world

How concrete helped shape the world

 There is no denying that the Dencroft Garage team are lovers of concrete, that’s because of its durability, sustainability and quality. But it seems like we aren’t the first and certainly won’t be the last lovers of this material, with concrete playing a major role in some of the biggest construction products around the world.

Our concrete garage experts have been having a look at some of the most famous concrete structures on the planet, both new and old, that have stood the test of time:

The Pantheon, Rome: One of the world’s most iconic buildings, the Pantheon was built nearly 2,000 years ago and remains the largest concrete dome on the planet, and the best preserved ancient Roman building. That is because it is made from 4,535 metric tons of concrete (which must have been difficult to build without any cranes)!

Burj Khalifa, Dubai: The tallest man-made structure in the world at a staggering height of 830m high, this building broke all records when it opened in 2010. One record it broke included the highest vertical concrete pumping, and if it’s anything like the Pantheon, it’s going to be here for a very long time.

Hoover Dam, Nevada: This concrete arch-gravity dam weighs 6,600,000 tons and sits between Nevada and Arizona. One of the largest water sources in the world, the Hoover Dam is one of the most iconic structures on the planet, which has been dealing with a lot of water for many years without any wear and tear.

Although we can’t guarantee that our concrete garages will be as long lasting as the Pantheon, we can be certain that our garages will be a sound investment that will be more durable than any other materials such as brick or wood.
For more information on any of our concrete garages, please give our Batley team a call today on 0800 1182547 and they will be able to advise you accordingly.

 

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