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precast concrete
For many in the United States and worldwide, dealing with ever more intense fires has been at the forefront of their mind this summer. According to the Congressional Research Service, each year in California alone, an estimated 71,300 wildfires burn an average of 6.9 million acres since the year 2000. As we have watched these...
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precast concrete
Concrete is a great building option because it lasts a long time, provides privacy and security, and costs less than other materials. However, the devastating fires worldwide have many of us searching for more ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Concrete is a highly sustainable building material that will go a long way towards making...
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Concrete is made up of limestone, clay, gypsum, and aggregate. All of these are non-combustible materials, making concrete fire-resistant. We often see the chimney – made from similar materials like concrete – as the last part standing after a house fire. Concrete’s slow rate of heat transfer – how quickly heat can travel through a...
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