The Durability of Precast Concrete
The reality of building with precast concrete can truly be a game-changer. It’s more cost-effective than traditional on-site pours, more reliable, more durable and longer-lasting. If you’ve never considered using precast concrete before now, you probably have a lot of questions, and many of them probably have a lot to do with the durability of this product. The professionals at Permacast Precast Concrete Fencing & Walls are here to help you understand this innovative product while making the right decision for your company’s next project. Take a look at just a few of the reasons precast concrete is simply more durable than it’s traditional counterpart.
The demand for concrete has risen exponentially in the past several decades. Improvements in technology have begun to make it possible to meet this demand. From faster curing times to aggregates comprised of low permeability, the technology behind precast concrete creates more product in less time without sacrificing quality. As the need for high-rise buildings, security fencing, and reliable containers for hazardous or toxic materials grows, precast concrete companies hold the key to meeting this demand head-on.
Creating denser concrete leads to higher compressive strength and ultimately stronger, more durable buildings, walls and structures. This density can best be achieved when more cement is added to the concrete mix. At Permacast, we regulate how much cement is mixed into the concrete in our factory. This means each piece is designed to exact specifications and leaves little room for error. Stronger concrete means more durable, lasting concrete, which is what we achieve every time a new piece rolls off our line.
Including additives that keep water levels low, allow flowability, and minimize voids can be a tricky concept. However, thanks to the precision offered in the precast concrete process, measuring the exact amount of additives correctly to include in a specific piece of concrete is routine. Concrete used for different purposes calls for variations of these additive formulas, which is why we customize every piece of concrete we create. Thanks to the technology for measuring the correct amount of chemicals and additives, we can create an identical batch of concrete for your next project.
You can trust that the precast concrete designed at Permacast will last for the life of your structure. Since our plant is certified, we stand by our promises and you can rest easy knowing your building materials are the best around. To learn more about Permacast Precast Concrete Fencing & Walls, the durability of our products and the process in which we create concrete, talk to one of our experts or visit a Lunch & Learn. Be ready to transform the way you think about concrete, because we already have.