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Although Standley does not produce and sell actual concrete, we offer the machinery and design custom plants for the companies that do. To be sure we are offering the best and most up-to-date technology it is important to know everything and anything about concrete and how it works.

While researching, we have come up with 5 fun facts about concrete to share with you!

1.) By volume, a concrete mixture typically includes 60 to 75 percent aggregate (gravel and sand), 15 to 20 percent water, 10 to 15 percent cement, and 5 to 8 percent of air.

2.) Reinforced concrete has high resistance to fire and water. Concrete is the only material used for underwater structures such as dams and submerged bridge piers.

3.) The ancient Romans were the first to develop concrete as a building material. Roman builders mixed lime, water and volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius and called the concrete “pozzolana.”

4.) Over 2 billion tons of cement is produced each year.

5.) The Romans built the Pantheon using concrete. The dome on the Pantheon is still the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome.

STANDLEY BATCH SYSTEMS, INC. has led the concrete material handling industry for 75 years. What began as a small group of concrete industry craftsmen has grown into a team of professionals and artisans specializing in concrete plant design, including retrofitting current concrete plant systems. For more information on Standley Batch and our products log on to standleybatch.com.

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