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Farmer's Handbook on Concrete Construction (Classic Reprint)

ISBN: 9781333576561
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Publication Date: 2016-09-13
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Excerpt from Farmer's Handbook on Concrete Construction
The fact that concrete 1s a plastic material and is easily cast in any required shape makes it especially adapted to farm structures. If properly made it will last forever. Its durable qualities are such that it means the elimination of cost for repairs and renewals. It is a dense and impervious substance affording no harbor for rats, vermin, and other destructive agencies. With the exception of the Portland cement, the necessary materials are usually found upon the farm. For the reasons stated, concrete makes strong appeal to the farmer.
The actual money saved in repairs and reconstruction will soon offset any excess cost over other materials. It is often the case, however, that concrete structures cost no more than buildings of other materials, and often less.
The farmer can ordinarily do the work with the assistance of his farm hands, making it unnecessary to hire an expert carpenter or mason. Great economy is achieved in this way.
Perhaps the greatest benefit to be derived from concrete con struction is the elimination of fire risk. This is of vital importance to the farmer, who is usually too far from a town to permit of any real protection from fire.
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