How Precast Concrete Weathers the Storm
Concrete has been widely known for its benefits and durability. Precast concrete, on the other hand, has a set of unique benefits. It can be versatile, it reduces construction time, and it’s easy on the environment. Have you ever asked yourself, “What is precast concrete?”
What is Precast Concrete?
The quality and durability of precast concrete are much better than cast-in-place concrete as the strength of precast concrete gradually increases over time. According to reports, precast concrete is able to provide a service life of more than 100 years.
How Does Precast Concrete Weather the Storm?
Precast concrete can withstand any type of storm, including tornadoes, earthquakes and any natural calamities due to its high-quality and durability. It can withstand the elements for many years. Precast concrete has even been a top choice for creating storm shelters. According to reports, it is even rated to survive F-5 tornadoes. It has been used all over the U.S. as a safer product that can withstand rains and wind.
Precast concrete is trusted by building owners of all types. It can add an extra layer of security to prevent intrusions, theft, bullets, and other manmade concerns. In addition, during and after precast concrete is molded and made, there are different utility panels that can be installed and added. This can be beneficial for construction crews for fewer needed revisions.
Other Advantages of Precast Concrete:
High resistance to rust and chemical exposures. Since precast concrete can withstand any element, that includes oil and fuel spills. Most chemical spills won’t do damage and impact. If a panel is harmed due to a chemical spill, it won’t take much effort to replace due to its minimal impact.
Traditional concrete building construction tends to rust when exposed to water or rain over a long period of time. Precast concrete is a top choice for marinas, or other locations surrounded by water as it is less likely to rust. It is resistant to many of the microbes found in waterways.
Limit a fire’s ability to spread. Precast concrete can be resistant to fire when properly constructed with the right insulation along with paneling on ceilings and walls. It won’t catch fire and surely won’t melt unless there is an additional special layer on top of its construction.
In rare situations of fire damage, the building owner will typically change the paneling but not the concrete underneath. There only needs to be a minimal effort of cleaning and application of new of paint.
Keep unwanted pests away. It’s one of the things building owners look for. A concrete that will keep walls resistant to creepy crawlers such as termite attacks, mice infestations, rat nests, and other unwelcomed invasions.
The precast concrete density is beneficial for keeping pests away as it is not just any organic building material.
Which benefit do you think is right for your project? Let us know in the comments below!