Concrete is a composite material composed of coarse aggregate bonded together with a fluid cement that hardens over time. When aggregate is mixed together with dry cement and water, the mixture forms a fluid slurry that is easily poured and molded into shape. The cement reacts chemically with the water and other ingredients to form a hard matrix that binds the materials together into a durable stone-like material that has many uses.
Enjoy this walk down history and concrete, and then we’ll crack open the science behind what makes it such a magical substance. If you love Alkali Silica Reactions and Expansive Sodium Silicate, then this is right up your alley.
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