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Concrete is a type of composite used as a construction material. It consists of cement, and an aggregate, which is a coarse particulate material (such as sand or gravel) that adds structural support to the cementing material.
Often, concrete is further reinforced using steel bars or webbing - depending on the application. Bars are used to improve the tensile strength of concrete, which is quite low compared to its compressive strength, while webbing is used in flooring applications to help distribute loads over greater areas - preventing cracking.
To form concrete, the cement and aggregate are typically mixed with water. Mixing machines are typically used for any but the smallest batch. These machines range in size from large truck mounted models, to smaller devices that can be carted by hand.
Truck mounted concrete mixers also include some sort of delivery mechanism to help with spreading the concrete around the area it is being poured in. After it has been poured, spreaders are used to smooth out the surface.