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Tips for Repairing Your Existing Concrete Fence Panels

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Prefab concrete fences shouldn’t need frequent repairs – that’s one of their significant benefits. However, if your wall does get damaged, it’s best to tackle the repair job ASAP. Getting it done quicker, keeps the repair job small and manageable. Waiting could turn the problem into a big problem. Once you fix a problem, it’s a good idea to regularly inspect the area and make sure the repair is doing okay. Read More

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How to Add Privacy to Your Backyard

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Your backyard should be your private sanctuary, but for many, they are anything but private. The big, expansive lawns that are the ideal backyard element can make privacy difficult. Peeping neighbors or curious passersby can make it feel like you are on display. Here are some ideas to turn your backyard into a quiet, comfortable place. Read More

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Why Choose Concrete for Commercial Fencing

By | Commercial Fencing, Precast Concrete, Precast Fences, Precast Walls, Residential, Security Walls | No Comments

When you are looking at commercial fencing for your business, there are many options from the most basic chain link fence to an imposing and costly brick wall. Each fence comes with its own benefits and drawbacks, so you will need to make sure you pick an option that works well with your needs. 

Here’s why you should consider choosing precast concrete fencing. Read More

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What Cost Factors Go Into Concrete Fencing

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When you are looking at building a precast concrete perimeter fence, you might be left staring at the quote, wondering what you are paying for and what made your cost skyrocket past your budget. Or you might be wondering what will increase the cost of your perimeter wall before you start designing it. 

Here are the five most common cost factors that the manufacturer will consider while putting together your quote.

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Commercial Fencing Checklist for Engineers

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As an engineer, having a plan is one of the most important things you can do to make sure a project is going smoothly. Even though working on a perimeter wall or fence can seem like a simple matter, it can get complicated fast. 

Start each project by asking big picture questions about the primary purpose and scope of the perimeter wall. This will help determine what type of fence you will need and how tall to build it. From there, keep track of the project by asking yourself the following questions;

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How Different Soil Types Affect Your Fence Installation

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Anyone who has tried to dig a hole in dry sand at the beach will know that some soil types can be challenging to work with. There are three main types of soil: sandy soil, loamy soil, and clay soil, along with other less common types like soils with gravel, chalk, or silt. Each of these variations will impact how the fence should and will be installed. 

The following is what you need to know about each soil type when installing your precast concrete fence

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Most Common Types of Block Retaining Walls

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You might need a retaining wall for several reasons, such as to reduce a slope in your yard or protect a road or building from an area that is prone to landslides. There are several different types of retaining walls – some can be built using precast concrete, and some can’t. 

Keep in mind that the soil type will be a factor when picking a retaining wall, so you need to be sure you are working with the right people when designing your wall. Unlike other precast concrete companies, at American Precast Inc., we offer turnkey services, so we are able to handle your retaining wall from concept to completion. 

Here are the four most common retaining walls you may want to consider.

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Architectural Benefits of Precast Concrete Walls

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Precast concrete architectural panels and walls have been a quiet revolution within the architectural design world. Many of those new buildings and walls that look like they could be built from stone or bricks could actually be precast concrete. 

Why might you look to using precast concrete for your designs? Simply put, they are durable, they look good, and they come at a lower cost – let’s look at the benefits a little closer.

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