What are the agricultural uses for concrete?
You rarely think of concrete in the country. But there are many ways to use concrete on the farm. Agricultural uses for concrete also have their problems. Those come with risks to a farming operation.
Brosco Concrete has the solutions.
How is concrete used on the farm?
The agriculture industry, like any other, focuses on delivering high quality products and services in clean, safe, and efficient ways. They need the right tools and environment to make that happen. Concrete is used in several ways:
Problems & Solutions of Agricultural Uses for Concrete
What causes the problems? Are there risks to the farming operation? More importantly, what is the solution?
Concrete provides so many benefits but when problems arise, we’re here to help
- Uneven Joints
- Worn Surfaces
Concrete is durable and strong but it needs to be installed correctly and taken care of.
Beyond typical causes like poor installation, maintenance, and just plain age, the nature of the soil plays a big part in how concrete performs. Soil erosion and voids created from ground settling are definite enemies.
Weather patterns play a part including the freeze-thaw cycle and when salt is used to manage ice, scaling of the surface and steel corrosion often results.
Agricultural uses for concrete pose their own unique set of causes. Manure and urine leave damaging minerals behind. Silage gases acids attack the integrity of concrete storage facilities.
Heavy farm vehicles and machinery driving back and forth scrape the concrete surface. The weight of these as well as animals and crops threaten concrete stability over time.
And don’t forget the critters. They can pose a significant threat to concrete.
Problems like cracks and lifting start small but can grow into big problems if not taken care of. Remember, the farm is a business. Risk management is important. By repairing and preventing problems with agricultural uses of concrete, you can reduce risks and even further damage.
Damaged concrete creates tripping hazards and increases the chances of slips and falls resulting in injury to both humans and animals.
You risk losing products such as crops and produce when storage facilities are in disrepair. Mold, rodents, other contaminants, and structure collapse can erase a season of hard work.
Machinery is an investment and is expensive enough to maintain properly. Don’t risk additional, unnecessary repairs because of uneven surfaces.
Fix problems, mitigate risk, and prolong the life of your investment. This fixes curved or flat surfaces, damage caused by wear and tear or mother nature herself.
We inject expanding polyurethane foam below the concrete slab to prevent water and rodents from disrupting the integrity.
Restore the base below your concrete to stabilize the soil and prevent further damage. A low-cost alternative to traditional repairs without disruptive digging.
Creative, practical design for new installations and effective, efficient repairs for driveways, walkways, steps, building floors, storage areas. We fix leaky basements, complete drainage and grading projects, and remove asphalt.
Whatever your concrete needs are, we’re here to help.
Brosco knows farmers are busy so we provide fast, efficient, and budget-friendly installation and repair services to get your farm operation back up and running.
Our quality product and state-of-the-art techniques surpass industry standards. We have significant experience with agriculture projects and are proud to serve rural Southwestern Ontario.