What’s the most durable building material? In my opinion, most “durable” building materials don’t last long enough.
Has low tensile strength. I’ve seen a concrete cylinder break with a mere 80 pound weight attached to the bottom. Sidewalks crack easily from plant roots, expansive soils, and stuff.
Rusts over time. Even galvanized metal rusts eventually. Getting accidentally cut by rust can be fatal, so it’d be ideal to replace metal whenever it rusts.
Can get water damage, feed pests, and can crack. Damaged lumber poses a structural stability risk.
Chips easily which ruins the aesthetic appeal and exposes the base material to damage from the elements.
Is there a material out there that is way more durable than common building materials? For brainstorming purposes, feel free to disregard the cost of the material. All that matters to me is it’s durability.