The Use of Concrete
Concrete is the most reliable construction material nowadays. Though the first use of concrete dates back to the biblical era it was not before the 20th century that concrete started to be used on an industrial scale. Today most of the buildings in the urban area are made of concrete. In fact it is the only material of choice in building superstructures like dams, skyscrapers and bridges. The main advantage of concrete is that it is easy to assemble all the components and mix them with the help of water and once the concrete hardens it can withstand almost any type of calamity. This is why concrete structures are regarded to be the safest refuge during storm and rain. Modern concrete structures can also be made earthquake proof with the help of certain structural modifications.
A batching plant is a place where the concrete is prepared before taking it to the construction site. There are two types of batching plants— one is the ready mix plant and the other is the central mix plant. In a ready mix plant all the ingredients of concrete except water are mixed together and the mixture is then transferred to the ready mix truck where water is added to the mixture. In a central mix plant, however, all the ingredients of concrete including water are mixed together before transferring it to the truck. These plants generally produce more consistent products than ready mix concrete plants.
A Concrete Batching Plant is generally installed near a construction site though some plants can also be situated far away from the site depending on the availability of land. It is important to take the advice of a professional or an engineer before installing such a plant because an error in installation may fail to serve the entire purpose.