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The Difference Between Floodwalls, Levees, and Sea Walls

When flood waters start to rise, it’s too late to start thinking about protecting your city, business or home from flooding. That needs to be done long before the flood waters come along. There are many different ways to prevent the damage caused by flooding, and it’s important to know which type of flooding could most impact the area you’re hoping to protect. Fortunately, Permacast Precast Concrete Walls & Fences knows a little bit about floodwalls, levees and seawalls- all common structures in Florida and Texas, where hurricanes and other extreme weather bring plenty of water to major cities and coastal regions. Here’s what we’ve learned that we hope will help you make a wise decision about flood prevention- before it’s too late. 

Stone-Walled: The New Face of Precast Concrete

The look of stone is all the rage right now, with stone facades and accents trending in home exterior decor. But actual stone can be expensive, not to mention a long-term problem as surfaces weather and erode. Fortunately, Permacast Precast Concrete Fencing & Walls has a few alternatives to stone that look great, cost less and last longer than the real thing. Oh, and our customers actually prefer the beauty and simplicity of our precast stone options to the real thing!

Benefits of a Precast Concrete Fence

While many builders tend to choose wood as their material of choice to reduce costs, they may not realize that in the long run they’re actually costing themselves and their customers far more than necessary. A precast concrete fence is not only more cost-effective in the long run, it’s also better for securing a property, extremely durable and attractive. Unlike wood and metal building materials, precast concrete fences are not susceptible to severe weather, the environment or intruders. Its durability means you won’t need to replace a precast concrete every few years, plus the construction and installation process is so seamless, you’ll get it right the first time, every time. Permacast Precast Concrete Fencing & Walls has done extensive research and development to find ways to make precast concrete a better option for cost effective production and construction.

Precast Concrete – The Best Choice for Protecting Public Utilities

By now you’ve seen how impressive precast concrete is when it comes to designing and securing a residential community. The walls and fences created by Permacast Precast Concrete are easily customized and come with a long list of benefits, like our strong, enduring materials as well as our winning low-cost, high-quality combination. But did you know that our precast concrete walls and fences do more than look pretty and save you money? These amazing barriers provide security for some of our nation’s most vulnerable utility projects. By partnering with Homeland Security, we can ensure the public safety and security of the systems and facilities that keep our nation running.

Precast Concrete Walls and Hardscaping

When planning the look of your home, residential community or other development, it’s important to consider all aspects of the landscaping. Hardscaping and softscaping are not only equally important elements to your development’s curb appeal, there are also many factors to consider when designing your layout. Here, the experts at Permacast Precast Concrete Fencing & Walls explain the differences between hardscaping and softscaping, the pros and cons of each, and how our precast concrete will fit into the mix beautifully. Take a look: