You may have heard that precast concrete is incredibly durable and strong, it’s relatively cheap to install and maintain, and it’s a high-quality option for fences and walls. Even though it’s been around for a while, you might still have questions. Here are six of the most common questions about precast concrete and the answers to those questions…
Pests are everywhere – in the country and in the city. Small animals like rabbits and squirrels love to chomp on the tasty things you might have in your garden – your beloved tomatoes or strawberries, for example. Large pests like deer can ruin a garden overnight and finding a bear on your doorstep will make you want to move.
If any pests get inside the house, you are in for an exhausting (possibly thrilling) game of “chase the squirrel.” Enclosing your garden or home with a precast wall will keep the pests out and your garden and home safe.
After experiencing a devastating fire, like many in California, you will have several things to think about – one of the main ones being the rebuilding process.
You will have to deal with insurance questions, deal with the demolition of the damaged structures, and – at some point – decide what materials you want to rebuild with. Rebuilding walls and fences with precast concrete will reduce your chances of having to deal with such a disaster again while preventing the spread of fire to your home. Here’s how…
Concrete is made up of limestone, clay, gypsum, and aggregate. All of these are non-combustible materials, making concrete fire-resistant. We often see the chimney – made from similar materials like concrete – as the last part standing after a house fire.
Concrete’s slow rate of heat transfer – how quickly heat can travel through a material – makes concrete an ideal material to protect structures and people from fire.
Concrete walls can handle up to four hours of extreme fire before it starts to break down. What this means is if a fire does happen, you will have a lot less cleanup and a lot less to replace. Most of the time, the concrete can even be reused after it survives a fire.
Because concrete is so chemically inert, it doesn’t emit toxic smoke or dangerous byproducts when burned. Those secondary environmental concerns are nonexistent when using concrete.