It takes an incredible amount of force to damage concrete. As long as the entire structure, and not just the floor, has been constructed from concrete, the garage can be used as shelter during bouts of severe weather. Wind, rain, and hail won't cause any harm whatsoever. Even the damage caused by falling trees will be minimal. Not only can the structure withstand anything mother nature throws at it, but any tools, vehicles, and projects stored inside will also remain safe.
Structures made out of anything other than concrete will be prone to leaks, especially at the corners and seams. Moisture that seeps through these spaces can ruin any items it comes into contact with. The damp area provides the perfect breeding conditions for molds and mildews which can cause people who use the space to develop respiratory problems. Often the leak will be so small that the owner doesn't realize it exists until it's too late. Concrete garages resist moisture and don't have the weak points structures constructed from other materials are prone to.
Most building materials don't last very long. Owners have to handle several maintenance problems a year to keep the structure sound and looking good. Maintenance on concrete garages is practically non-existent. If the building gets dirty, the owner can use a power washer to clean it. If mold starts to grow on the outside wall, a steel brush will remove the mold, and keeping that area dry decreases the chances of it growing again. The lack of maintenance gives the owner more time they can devote to working on their favorite projects.
Most people think a building made out of concrete will look ugly, but that's not the case at all. When it comes to concrete buildings, builders have a wide selection of design choices. Once the concrete workshop has been built, the owner can use paint and landscaping to dress up the building. In no time at all, the new garage will be a beautiful and practical.
James L. Salmon, Esq.
300 Pike Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
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