Concrete Contractors – The Pioneers of Capitalism

Over 2,000 years ago concrete contractors in Italy found that by mixing ash with lime and water produced a moldable product with tremendous strength. Volcanos produced ash that was a byproduct of extremely hot lava which when mixed with lime created concrete. As the concrete contractors, referred to as master builders, experimented with this amazing product, they were able to build structures that defy modern building practices.
The structures enabled the master builders to build cities. They built aqueducts that brought fresh water from the mountains to the cities in abundance. The buildings enabled Rome to develop into the leader of the world. People were able to build schools, become educated, businesses were formed and the country prospered. Government grew and a military was formed. Until their government taxed prosperity away, Rome was the leader of the world due to advancements in the use of concrete.
After the fall of the Roman Empire the use of concrete trickled to a crawl for almost 1,400 years and started to be used again in various areas around the world in the 1,700′ and 1,800’s. Slowly, concrete contractors started using concrete again to build structures, new cities were formed.
In the past 150 years construction and architectural entrepreneurs started using this amazing material again to build buildings, bridges and highways. Building led to the development of cities and an unprecedented period of growth. Capitalism was on the rise, thanks again to concrete contractors. Without these construction entrepreneurs we wouldn’t be where we are today.
Since the internet went mainstream, there has been huge development of new products and techniques of use by concrete contractors. The list of new developments in the use of concrete is vast. Capitalism is on the rise as a result. The internet has enabled information sharing and the ability of creative minds to get together. New products have been created, new equipment developed, new companies formed to profit using concrete in new ways. Consumers are benefitting, opportunities are being created.
One of the most notable advancements has been the creation of a world of decorative concrete entrepreneurs. Just go online and search for decorative concrete. It’s everywhere. Epoxy coatings and polished concrete are in industrial buildings, retail stores, restaurants and office buildings. It’s even found it’s way into the homes of some of the most expensive residential real estate in major cities like NYC, London and Hong Kong.
Concrete contractors are building elements such as countertops, sinks and furniture with lightweight cement products with strength exceeding the durability of other products. In fact, today anything that can be built, can be built with concrete. Companies have developed cementitious products that are being molded into decorative structures with strength rivaling steel.
Concrete contractors don’t just use the product for foundations and sidewalks anymore. As the opportunities to profit are available, products will continue to improve. New equipment will be designed and built to make it easier and faster to use the new products. Just as concrete contractors capitalized over 2,000 years ago and improved the world with this amazing product, history will repeat itself. New innovations will spur entrepreneurs to create new companies. New products will flourish.
The only thing that will impede new developments by concrete contractors is the same that brought down Rome 1,600 years ago and that is government intervention and high taxes that thwart human ingenuity and motivation.

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