Why Precast Rules: A Top Five
There’s a reason precast concrete walls and fences are so popular—five, in fact. Why? We’re breaking it down for you, one advantage at a time.
Quick & Easy
The dirty work with precast concrete happens at the plant itself. Rather than pour on site, we create our panels in molds in a controlled environment, cure it there and then send it off to the site for a quick install. Once we arrive, set up is easy, since everything has been already marked out and prepped before we get there. And we don’t even need heavy-duty equipment or a lot of manpower to install.
Our factory machines are programmed and calibrated to the exact measurements supplied by each site’s project managers. That means our walls don’t have to account for human error, unlike a typical concrete install.
Because installing regular concrete is a matter of pouring and waiting, rain and snow delays are serious delays. Because precast is made in a controlled, sheltered environment, we mix and mold regardless of the weather. When we arrive on site, we can set up wall panels efficiently, and with no concern about the concrete drying.
Because this is the most efficient way to mix concrete and produce materials, a lot of the usual delays and problems are eliminated from the start. Since the treatment process is shorter, there’s no construction team languishing and little lag time between steps in the process. And because precast is made in the factory, its quality can be ensured, since no environmental factors will impact it. The process is streamlined and cost-effective.
All concrete is in essence environmentally-friendly because it is comprised of stone, gravel, sand and cement (itself made from natural materials). Precast concrete is always recycled—anything leftover goes right back into production. Since precast is created in the factory and its life cycle regulated by a computer, energy consumption is strictly controlled. This also translates to less waste. Precast cement left from a demolished building can be reused, too.