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How to Get Your HOA to Approve the Fence You Want

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If you live in a neighborhood with an HOA, you will have to get approval from them prior to constructing your precast concrete fence. They will need to see the plans and any details you may have about the project. While a good precast concrete contractor will help guide you, you are responsible for getting approval from the HOA. The time for approval from your HOA can take, on average, one to six weeks. 

Make no assumptions about the process. Here’s why: say you have neighbors around you with a particular fence, so you assume you can have that type. You skip the approval process and start the installation. Midway through the expensive installation of your new residential fence, you get a notice from the HOA that your fence is illegal. 

Maybe your neighbors put up their fence without telling the HOA and got away with it. Perhaps the HOA has changed their guidelines. Whatever the case may be, you are now responsible for tearing down the work that has been done and building a new, approved fence.

Dealing with an HOA can be an aggravating experience. Here are some suggestions for making it run a whole lot smoother.

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Precast Concrete vs. Chain Link for Security Fences

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As a homeowner or business owner, you have a lot of decisions to make about your property. One of the most important ones for many is the type of fence you will use for your security fence. 

A security fence protects your home and your family (or your office/warehouse), gives you much-needed privacy and elevates the value of your property. Here’s why a concrete security fence will serve you better than a chain-link fence.

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How Your Precast Walls Keeps the Pests Out

By | Maintenance and Tips, Precast Fences, Residential | No Comments

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.

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Why You Should Rebuild with Precast Concrete After a Fire

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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…

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Precast Concrete’s Amazing Ability to Withstand Wildfires

By | Precast Concrete, Sustainability, Woodcrete | No Comments

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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Why Prefab Concrete Walls Work Best for Large Scale Projects

By | Commercial Fencing, Engineers, Precast Concrete, Precast Installation | No Comments

When you are looking at a large-scale project, there are many options for building materials – each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Precast concrete is gaining footing as a desirable option for developers and contractors.

The following are 12 reasons you should pick prefab concrete walls for your next project:

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What is Precast Concrete’s Compressive Strength?

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Compressive strength is the amount of pressure concrete can handle without failure when it is being compressed. This is the opposite of tensile strength, which is the load that concrete can handle without failing when it is being stretched apart. Compressive strength is a key factor in how well your concrete was made and how well your fence will handle what is thrown at it.

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