Concrete Has Many Uses

Concrete Has Many Uses

Concrete, because of its great resistance to fire and to the shock of explosions, is adaptable to a wide variety of uses, according to the United States Geological Survey, Department of the Interior. It is cheap, easily and quickly handled, sanitary, and durable, and its characteristics render it of great military importance. Among the military uses to which concrete is put are the construction of armories, barracks, roads, bridges, coast and interior fortifications, gun emplacements, trench linings, bombproof shelters, magazines for explosives, tunnels, retaining walls, sea walls, wharves, dry docks, sew’age-treatment Works, incinerators, stables, floors, roofs, munition-factory buildings, warehouses, fuel-oil tanks, barges, and even in the interior of battleships.

Interior Pumping Station, Fort Madison Water Works.

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