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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

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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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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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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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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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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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