How We Can Make Such Bold Guarantees
When it comes to mixing concrete, our industry has come a long way. It wasn’t too long ago that manufacturing companies used the 1-2-4 method: 1 scoop of cement plus 2 scoops of sand and 4 scoops of stone was “good enough.” Just like making brownies or a great sand castle. After all, this is how the Panama Canal was built, so it must be fine, right? No longer. In the world of precast concrete, and specifically at Permacast Precast Concrete Fencing & Walls, we’ve made many advancements in the multiple factors that combine to create durable, lasting concrete. While we absolutely believe in trial and error, we are fascinated by what can be accomplished using technology today. In fact, we stake our reputation on it.
Start with The Perfect Mix
Any perfect mix of concrete will consist of the same steps followed again and again: proportioning, sequencing, batch-cycle times and a PFC (place-finish-cure) Plan, which includes a series of best practices to reduce and hopefully eliminate error in production. As we create trial batches and test our proportions over and over, we become confident in our specific pattern, amounts and process. This is because our plant’s precision mix, and it’s important to get that right before moving forward.
Test It First
We base our calculations on our own plant’s history, understanding that how we do things might be slightly different than how another company might choose to mix their concrete. So we compare apples to apples, so to speak, as we test our concrete and process. As we go, we make adjustments on aggregate ratios by testing within our plant, not sending it to someone else or relying on anyone else’s research. After all, we can talk and research all day, but when we really want to see the difference in how our process works, we have to walk through the steps ourselves.
Use Computer-Calculated & Mixed Concrete for Perfection
For any precast concrete company, the most important aspect of producing a quality product is to have a mixing order and follow it, to the letter, every time. Since every company creates and executes their mixing order differently, we would just be reinventing the wheel every time we mixed a batch of concrete if we did not find our own system. Since we do follow our own protocol, based on our own findings in our own plant, we can deliver the highest quality precast concrete designs available. This is where technology steps in. We keep track of all our mixes, processes, trials and errors through computer programs, then use these programs to ensure that our tried-and-true methods, proportions, sequence and times are followed exactly, every single time. This ensures that our process, proportions and sequence do not vary, leading to guaranteed results in a precision mix that can’t be beat.
This is why we can build a brand that lives up to its promises. At Permacast Precast Concrete Fencing & Walls, we stand by our walls, and we stand by our word. We know what to expect every time we mix a new batch of concrete, because for us, it’s not new. We can speak confidently about our final results because we’ve seen them time and time again. We can bet our reputation that you’ll love our results, too.