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About Concrete

Introduction

The modern day architectural and construction sectors have seen a surge in the use of concrete as a primary material in most projects. It is a versatile substance, capable of providing neat finishing touches, stable foundations, and durable driveways. The benefits of concrete are numerous and its many applications have become an essential aspect of commercial property development. With specialized concrete grinding services, finishing services, and foundation services, we can transform your construction project into a masterpiece. Let’s delve into the world of concrete and get a closer look at this essential building component.

Concrete and Its Benefits

Concrete, a mix of cement, water, and aggregates, has proven to be one of the world’s most used and reliable materials in building and construction. Its primary attributes include durability, versatility, and cost-effectiveness – factors that serve favorably in commercial properties, from creating foundations to paving driveways. When used correctly, concrete enhances the structural integrity of a building, making it a go-to choice for many construction projects.

Concrete Grinding Services

When it comes to creating a strong and smooth surface, concrete grinding services are indispensable. These services help to level uneven surfaces, remove coatings, and repair damaged slabs. This preparatory work ensures you have a clean, smooth surface that provides the ideal base for any subsequent processes, enhancing the functionality and aesthetic appeal of the property. Moreover, concrete grinding services can boost the comfort and safety levels for those moving around the commercial property as it eliminates potential trip hazards.

Paving vs Concrete Driveway

The choice between paving and a concrete driveway can be a challenging decision. While paving can provide a distinctive look with a range of materials, from natural stone to clay brick, the durability, efficiency, and low maintenance value of concrete driveways often make it a more practical choice. Concrete driveways offer great resilience and longevity under heavy traffic conditions, which makes it a favorite for many commercial properties.

Concrete Foundation Services

No building stands tall without a stable foundation, and that’s what concrete foundation services offer. The resistance to rot and insects, coupled with strength and durability, render concrete foundations particularly crucial in commercial construction projects. With professional services, the correct ratio of the mix, appropriate curing, and timely pouring can result in a foundation that stands the test of time, carrying the load of the structure securely for an extended period.

Concrete Finishing Services

While concrete’s structural properties are indispensable, aesthetics also play an important role in commercial space. Concrete finishing services help to achieve a range of surface textures and colors, thus enhancing the visual appeal of the space. When done professionally, these services provide a smooth, attractive, and sustainable finish – turning the functional into the fantastic.

Conclusion

As we have seen, concrete is more than just a building material. Its versatile nature offers a range of applications, delivering safety, strength, and aesthetic appeal to your commercial property. Whether you are looking for durability in your driveway or the visual elegance of a well-finished surface, concrete truly is a master all-rounder. Concrete grinding services, finishing services, and foundation services are just some of the avenues through which you can optimise the potential advantages of concrete in your construction project.

To reap the maximum benefits that come with concrete, it is crucial to find a professional, reliable, and dedicated team that understands your needs and visions. So, if you’re looking to bring your commercial property to life with the strength and beauty of concrete, don’t hesitate to contact us and let’s discuss how we can help you achieve that.

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About Troy, Michigan

History

The earliest recorded purchases of land in what was known as Troy Township occurred in 1819. A couple of years later a settlement known as Troy Corners was established due to Johnson Niles buying 160 acres in the region. The area is currently the north-central area of Troy. In 1827 Troy Township was established. In 1955, Troy was officially incorporated primarily as a strategy for preventing border cities from taking more land. This also helped to establish more robust city services for Troy residents, whose numbers increased rapidly during this time due to Detroiters fleeing the City for the surrounding suburbs.

It was named after Troy, New York, and the ancient city of Troy, as many of the early settlers, as in much of Michigan, originated from New York.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 33.64 square miles (87.13 km), of which 33.47 square miles (86.69 km2) is land and 0.17 square miles (0.44 km) (0.51%) is water.

Climate

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop. Note
1960 19,402
1970 39,419 103.2%
1980 67,102 70.2%
1990 72,884 8.6%
2000 80,959 11.1%
2010 80,980 0.0%
2020 87,294 7.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

According to a 2018 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $96,864, and the median income for a family was $113,640. Males had a median income of $72,005 versus $52,365 for females. The per capita income for the city was $46,664. About 5.1% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

2020 census

As of the census of 2020, there were 87,294 people, 33,822 households, and 24,300 families living in the city. The population density was 2,609.9 inhabitants per square mile (1,007.7/km). There were 34,953 housing units at an average density of 1,044.9 inhabitants per square mile (403.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 62.2% White, 4.0% African American, 0% Native American, 27.3% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 5.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino residents of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 33,822 households, of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.2% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the city was 43.9 years. 20.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32% were from 25 to 44; 28.6% were from 45 to 64; and 19.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

Troy, Michigan – Racial and ethnic composition
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos may be of any race.
Race / Ethnicity (NH = Non-Hispanic) Pop 2000 Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2000 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 65,809 58,869 53,793 81.29% 72.70% 61.62%
Black or African American alone (NH) 1,678 3,210 3,422 2.07% 3.96% 3.92%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 105 124 108 0.13% 0.15% 0.12%
Asian alone (NH) 10,713 15,439 23,788 13.23% 19.07% 27.25%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 18 1 9 0.02% 0.00% 0.01%
Other race alone (NH) 79 125 312 0.10% 0.15% 0.36%
Mixed race or Multiracial (NH) 1,373 1,502 2,908 1.70% 1.85% 3.33%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 1,184 1,710 2,954 1.46% 2.11% 3.38%
Total 80,959 80,980 87,294 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 80,980 people, 30,703 households, and 22,443 families living in the city. The population density was 2,419.5 inhabitants per square mile (934.2/km2). There were 32,907 housing units at an average density of 983.2 per square mile (379.6/km). The racial makeup of the city was 74.1% White, 4.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 19.1% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino residents of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 30,703 households, of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.9% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.14.

The median age in the city was 41.8 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24% were from 25 to 44; 31.6% were from 45 to 64; and 13.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

2000 census

From the census of 2000, there were 80,959 people, 30,018 households, and 21,883 families living in the city. The population density was 2,413.9 inhabitants per square mile (932.0/km). There were 30,872 housing units at an average density of 920.5 per square mile (355.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 82.30% White, 2.09% African American, 0.15% Native American, 13.25% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 1.82% from two or more races. 1.46% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 30,018 households, out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.5% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the city 26.2% of the population was under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

From 1990 to 2000, of all of the municipalities in Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb counties, Troy had the highest numeric growth in the Asian population. It had 4,932 Asians according to the 1990 U.S. Census and 10,730 according to the 2000 U.S. Census, an increase of 5,798. The increase gave Troy the largest Asian-American population in the tri-county area, surpassing that of Detroit.

Government

Troy uses the Council-Manager form of government, and thus is governed by a City Council consisting of a mayor and six council members. The current mayor is Ethan Baker, who was elected to a four-year term on November 5, 2019. The city council appoints a City Manager, who manages the day-to-day operations of the city.

The City of Troy and City of Clawson on its southern border compose Michigan’s 41st District for State Representative. The district is currently represented by Padma Kuppa in the State House since 2019, and in the state Senate by Mallory McMorrow, since 2019. The district was previously represented in the State House by Martin Howrylak since 2013, and in the state Senate by Marty Knollenberg, since 2015. On the national level, Troy was part of the 9th district, represented by Joe Knollenberg from 1993 to 2009 and Gary Peters, who defeated Knollenberg in a highly publicized race in November 2008. Nationally, Troy is part of the 11th district, held by Democrat Haley Stevens.

Education

Colleges and universities

Troy is the location of Walsh College, a business school, as well as branches of the University of Phoenix, Northwood University, Central Michigan University, Spring Arbor University, International Academy of Design and Technology, and Michigan State University.

Primary and secondary schools

There are 7 different school districts serving the city of Troy; however, Troy School District serves the majority of the limits. The district has multiple elementary schools, four middle schools, and two zoned high schools: Troy High School and Athens High School.

There are also three school districts that have sizable portions of territory in Troy and that operate at least one elementary school within the city; these are Avondale School District, in the north and northwest most portion of the city, Birmingham City School District, in the southwest most portion, and Warren Consolidated Schools, in the southeast, which operates Susick Elementary within the city. These districts operate Woodland Elementary, Pembroke Elementary, and Susick Elementary, respectively.

In addition, there are two other school districts within the city that have residential territory there, those being Bloomfield Hills School District, with a portion of the northwest part of the city, and Royal Oak School District, which has a very small portion of the southern part of the city. Finally, a small area of commercial property[citation needed] also in the south lies within the borders of Lamphere Public Schools

The Troy School District also hosts the eastern campus of the International Academy, currently ranked 7th in the Newsweek rankings of the best public high schools in the United States. The school has been located in the older Baker Middle School building since the beginning of the 2008–2009 academic year. Previously, Troy sent students through the class of 2011 to the central IA campus in Bloomfield Hills.

Private schools:

  • Bethany Christian School
  • Brookfield Academy
  • Oakland Children’s Academy
  • St. Mark Christian Academy
  • Troy Adventist Academy

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