Concrete must be poured into molds when created. Traditionally these have been relatively basic for the use in making subfloors or walls. However, that same principle can be applied to concrete to create all manner of different shapes. This can simply have an aesthetic look or serve a function as well. When you pour concrete in this unique way that serves both form and function, you get architectural concrete. This great approach to pouring concrete can create amazing spaces with just the gray material itself or when in conjunction with other technics really make are that shine.
How Architectural Concrete Can Be Used
When we are talking about architectural concrete, it not only has a visual appeal but must also serve a function as well. You can see this commonly applied to areas such as with columns, staircases, and archways. They can be made to create decorative elements, but at the same time, serve an important purpose. These are though only a few examples of what you can do with concrete to create excellent architectural elements. Let us know what you are after, and we can let you know if this is at all possible to achieve with concrete.
A Versatile Approach
Another reason builders or architects consider concrete for such elements such as with staircases and archways is the power of the material. Polished concrete is a robust and durable material that can hold up against a lot of weight from above, which is often known as compression strength. Likewise, when reinforced with rebar or wire mesh, concrete can have a degree of flexible strength to it as well. When you consider this, it is no surprise at all why the material is so often used for builds all over the world. In fact, in many countries predominantly use concrete for all of their buildings. This is also because concrete is cheaper, easier to build with, and is fire resistant. Considering the versatility of concrete, you cannot go wrong by choosing this material for your next construction project for more than just floors and walls.
Takes An Expert Hand
Regardless of how easy the material may be to use on any level of ability when you want something that will last you for many years to come, it would help if you had experts. Experts like us at Orem Concrete Stamping to handle all of your architectural concrete needs. The last thing you want on an archway or column is cracking, which in turn could lead to more severe damage and even collapsing. Hiring us, you are ensuring that the job is done right, and the concrete is poured perfectly and precisely so that it will last you for many years.
Your Vision, Come To Life
When you have a dream of a beautiful space and no other material seems to be capable of getting it done concrete is your only smart choice. We can make your dream space come alive with concrete and still have it look fantastic regardless of your vision.
If this sounds like something for you, please call or email us to find out more.