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Precast Concrete’s Amazing Ability to Withstand Wildfires

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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.

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Top 5 Amazing Benefits to Using Precast Concrete for Your Fence

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Adding a concrete fence to your property can have an array of benefits. For many, it can be an exciting time to an aesthetic element, while others may find it stressful to have the construction going on. Either way, what you are left makes it all worth it.

Here are the top five benefits to using precast concrete for your fence that will make your fencing project more enjoyable.

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How to Care for and Maintain Your Precast Concrete Fence

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Concrete fences can last for decades if properly maintained and cared for. While they are sturdy and strong, there are some things that can damage them. Like most things in life, if you take care of your concrete wall, it will take care of you.

If you have a precast concrete fence or will be installing one, you will want that fence to last for a decade to come. Here are ways you can maintain your fence to keep it standing strong and looking great.

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Can a Precast Concrete Wall Reduce Noise Pollution?

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If you don’t already have a precast concrete fence or wall, your home or business may not be as quiet as it could be. Noise pollution is a nuisance, and nobody wants to live or work in an environment that is filled with the constant hustle and bustle of what may be happening outside, such as:

  • Traffic
  • Lawnmowers
  • Construction
  • Noisy neighbors

At home, it can impact the quality of your sleep, and in the workplace, it can reduce concentration and put people in bad moods. A little bit of noise may not be that bothersome, but when it continues for long periods of time, it can be enough to really grind your nerves.

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5 Reasons Wood Fences Can’t Compare to Precast Concrete

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In North America, wood fences have been the predominant fence building material for years. The Pilgrims built their first fence in 1622 – a nine-foot-high wood fence spanning a half a mile – and native people had been building wood fences long before that. Wood fences are such a part of our history that the (wood) white picket fence has become a symbol of the American dream.

Precast concrete fences have started challenging that long history, simply, because they are better. And, if you like the look of wood, you don’t have to give it up! Woodcrete™ is a type of precast concrete fence that delivers the timeless look of traditional wood fences, but with the added benefits of precast concrete.

Here are five reasons why you should choose American Precast Concrete over traditional wood…

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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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