2 Aged Concrete Material Texture (Seamless-Tileable) DrCG No 56
More than 70% of the world’s population lives in a structure that uses concrete. At this point, the amount of concrete in the world almost outweighs all living matter.
It’s a vital resource for construction and civil engineering. Our roads, overpasses and bridges are all laid with concrete. Our parking lots and parking structures are built with it. Even buildings made with steel, glass and wood are built upon a concrete foundation. It is everywhere, and has been for a very long time.
Ancient civilizations such as the Roman and Egyptian Empires initially invented concrete by combining volcanic ash or clay with water and sand to make concrete thousands of years ago.
The Romans were particularly fond of concrete because of its properties and used it in their aqueducts and architecture. Perhaps their most famous concrete structure is the Roman Pantheon – its giant domed ceiling is entirely concrete.