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Improving Concrete for the Future

When talking about the future of concrete, it’s important to first make mention of its enduring past. Concrete has a 70+ year history that has served civilization well. But it has not been without its flaws.  We’ve learned how to accommodate them, work around them, prepare for them…we even mix concrete with additives to combat the few flaws concrete is known to have. But now we’re finding that there are new ways to eliminate some of those flaws altogether, making the creation of concrete more efficient and reducing long-term costs. At Permacast Precast Concrete Fencing & Walls, we’re excited about these developments and we think you will be too. You’re going to want to check this out. 

Does Your Property Need a Floodwall?

Floodwalls are an important consideration when it comes to designing and erecting new housing or commercial developments. Not only are floodwalls a smart decision where extreme weather can occur, but they also can be a smart investment by protecting the homes, businesses, and other structures within their perimeters. The experts at Permacast Precast Concrete Fencing & Walls have compiled several important factors to consider before investing in a floodwall for your next project. 

How Does Heat Affect Precast Concrete?

Will concrete crack under extreme heat? That’s a question often explored in our industry, and the answer is not a simple “yes” or “no.” With most of our facilities in Florida and Texas, Permacast Precast Concrete Fencing & Walls has a vested interest in answering this question, making us a bit of an expert on the subject. The understanding of thermodynamics and their impact on building materials, particularly concrete, is important to the successful production of long-lasting concrete. Here are some important facts to consider as you think about your next building project and which concrete you’ll use. 

Where Style Meets Design

What is meant by “Form Follows Function” and why does it matter?

This phrase, often heard in reference to architectural design, refers to the purpose of a building. The way the building is constructed should be in line with how it will be used. The building’s purpose, in essence, should be the starting point for the design. This concept was first proposed by Louis Sullivan (1856-1924) in his Chicago-based architectural firm and was generally applied to all things architectural for many years. Until, that is, a young employee of Sullivan’s named Frank Lloyd Wright revised the axiom to say “Form and function are one.” His vision and construction of the Guggenheim Museum is a primary example of this idea.