Reason 5: Dependability.
Concretes dependability comes from how well the product performs on its own merit, but it also stems from being understood by the people who plan, design, construct and install a project. All the factors to consider are the familiarity of the engineer to the concrete’s properties, the ability of the project team at identifying and fixing potential problems before they happen, and the overall experience of the installation crews. Concrete pipe can withstand construction error due to incorrect installation by a “low bid” contractor as designed by the engineer. Concrete is extremely resilient to withstanding unexpected harsh weather events. With concrete, you are less likely to experience a catastrophic failure when things aren’t perfect.
In short, no material is better understood or more commonly used in construction projects than concrete. Fewer mistakes, a greater level of comfort and confidence — and increased dependability make concrete such a forgiving product.