Compared to insulated metal panels, precast concrete block walls provide a more beneficial experience. From the construction process to the quality of the finished structure, precast concrete’s advantages are noticeable and long-lasting.
Before you start planning your next construction project, consider these good reasons to use block walls made from precast concrete.
Precast Concrete Block Walls Are More Durable
The casting process uses a low water-to-cement ratio to form a denser finish that will stand up against extreme weather conditions and other destructive forces. Additionally, the block walls get made inside a manufacturing facility with controlled conditions to ensure they can stand up to thousands of pounds of pressure per inch.
Since the finished block walls will stand up to most forms of corrosion and abrasion, they will stay in good condition for years. This reduces the need for maintenance and repairs, which might be necessary with walls made from less durable metal panels.
You Can Enjoy More Style and Color Options
Design options are usually limited in color, texture, and other aesthetics when you work with metal panels. This isn’t true when you are designing a structure made with precast concrete block walls. You can choose from a variety of textures, colors, and finishes. This enables you to construct any architectural design that appeals to you.
For example, you can have finishes altered with sandblasting or acid etching. You can also create a finish that resembles brick, stone veneers, or exposed aggregate.
In addition to traditional square or rectangular shapes, you can request blocks in any shape, such as bullnoses or chamfers.
It Will Reduce Your Overall Construction Costs
From the moment you start your construction project, you’ll save on building and maintenance costs when you use precast concrete.
For instance, you’ll save the time and labor involved in pouring and curing your own concrete. This in itself can cut your costs considerably. Since precast concrete block walls are customizable, there also won’t be a need to paint the walls once they are erected.
The completed walls will be both airtight and waterproof, significantly reducing the need for insulation and maintenance. This will help the property’s owner or manager save on the upkeep of the finished building.
Altogether, speedier construction and a reduced need for maintenance will translate to lower costs for everyone involved in the project.
Precast Concrete Offers Quality You Can Trust
Since precast concrete is formed in a controlled environment, you can trust in the high quality of the product. In making every piece, a team uses a detailed formula that has been time-tested for pouring the concrete. Highly durable rebar goes into each of the molds to ensure the finished piece will provide reliable and lasting support.
Additionally, the curing process takes place in an environment in which the climate is precisely controlled. This process ensures each piece is fully cured by the time it’s shipped to your site.
We’ll Supply Your Next Construction Project
American Precast Concrete can provide you with precast concrete block walls and other precast concrete components necessary for the completion of any project. Contact us to discuss your precast concrete needs.