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August 2019

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Why Going Green May Involve Precast Concrete

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When building a wall or fence with sustainability in mind, you need to consider how the wall or fence is being built and how it will act in the future. What materials are they made from? What process is followed to make them? How will the materials and methods impact the operation and use of the barrier?

Precast concrete is one of the most popular sustainable options for your wall or fence for the following reasons:

  • The materials are readily available.
  • The tightly controlled production process makes a product that will last longer.
  • There is less production waste than other methods.
  • Air quality around the is lower during installation with precast.

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Is Precast Concrete Earthquake-Resistant?

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Precast concrete is an excellent building material that has recently been gaining steam in the United States. How well precast concrete walls do under seismic loads depends largely on the quality of the precast concrete and the quality of the design.

High-quality materials and a high standard of production help improve how the walls and fences will respond to an earthquake. Because precast concrete is mixed and poured indoors, a high-quality product can be produced. The temperature and humidity, among other factors, can be kept at optimal levels for the highest strength concrete.

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7 Ways Precast Concrete Can Save Money

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We are all looking to cut costs on our projects without sacrificing quality. When comparing concrete options, precast walls tend to be less wasteful and more environmentally friendly than other alternatives. In fact, using precast concrete walls instead of on-site pouring can provide a cost savings of up to 23%, respectively.

Furthermore, most project owners select the bid with the lowest cost, which means these savings could be enough to win the project bid. Here are seven ways to reduce concrete fence costs with precast concrete. Read More

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Concrete Masonry Units Vs. Precast Walls

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Precast walls are made by pouring concrete into forms of specified dimensions to make a whole wall in one piece.

Concrete Masonry Units (CMU or Block Walls) are typically 8” X 8” X 16” blocks that can be stacked to form walls. Both are made from concrete, but depending on your project, schedule, and budget, precast walls may be the best option.

Here is how precast concrete stacks up to CMU: Read More

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