For your house or your place of business – or really for any other building in the United States and around the world – protection and security as well as stability are hugely important and are in fact crucial to the continued ability of your home to stand firm in the face of everything, such as occurrences of severe weather. Abatement protection is part of this, and this abatement protection often includes a control of soil erosion. Concrete structures or structures that have a concrete foundation can be overall very beneficial in the process of abatement protection, as can other concrete structures – even concrete sidewalks. And this abatement protection is not only just important for the integrity of a building such as your home or your place of work, but for the environment as well, and the environment can, in part, be protected through preventing erosion from water runoff (as well as a number of other methods of abatement prevention).
First, it is important to discuss the general and domineering presence of concrete as a building material in the United States, as well as many other places around the world as well. Cement must also be included in this discussion, as cement and concrete have very similar properties, and are even made of many of the same ingredients. When we look at the data and the statistics, it is very easy to see the success of concrete and cement alike as prevalent building materials put to work and to wide use in the United States. For instance, data shows that the material of concrete is actually the most used material on the entire face of the planet – at least when it comes to human made and manufactured materials, as this does not necessarily hold true as well for naturally made and sourced materials. And cement, with its small differences from concrete, is likewise utilized and hugely important, with more than two billion tons of cement produced and then put to work in various purposes all throughout the world. When it comes to the material of concrete, it has been found that more than six million tons are produced around the world on a yearly basis, even more than double that of cement, its close competitor. So why is the material of concrete so very popular? Primarily because it is so immensely strong, with concrete strengths between three thousand psi and seven thousand psi the most common in commercially used and manufactured concrete. However, concrete has the potential to be even stronger, reaching measurements of twenty thousand psi, though this is far from the most common and most often used type of concrete, especially here in the United States.
So what can be use concrete for when it comes to abatement prevention? For one, the material of concrete can be effectively used to create anchored wall systems, channel lining, and other forms and structures that can contribute significantly to abatement protection. And abatement protection and abatement prevention are absolutely essential, especially if we want to prevent the contamination of many of our freshwater sources (as the vast majority of fresh water used in the United States comes directly from groundwater sources that can be found all throughout the country). Already, it can feel like we are fighting a losing battle, with land based sources accounting for huge amounts of marine pollution – as much as eighty percent of it – each and every year. Concrete structures, however, can help in the fight for abatement protection as well as abatement prevention. And this concrete that is used for abatement prevention has even more benefits and can even help to prevent landslides all throughout the United States. Preventing these landslides through concrete and methods of abatement prevention that utilize concrete will not only protect many of the people who live in those regions in which the landslides take place and are common, but can actually save the United States as a whole a considerable amount of money, as much as seven hundred and fifty million dollars.