Installing a precast fence

6 Step Process for Installing a Precast Fence

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When you get a precast concrete fence installed with American Precast Inc., it will be a quick and relatively painless process. But, you might be wondering what exactly the steps are to install? Here is the basic process we will take to install your precast wall or fence.


1. Meeting With the Client


First, we will have a meeting with you to determine the details of the project and the site. This meeting typically will happen at the project site. We will take some measurements of the property lines and the fence location.

This is also an opportunity for you to tell us any details that might hinder the progress of the installation. This could be anything from underground sprinkler lines to septic tanks. This is also the time to go over the location of entryways or gates and any lighting or security plans.

The more details that can be discussed at this point, the fewer issues will crop up later in the process. We work with engineers, contractors, architects and even homeowners themselves – so we can explain as much or as little as you need. 


2. Assessment and Design


Once we have all the measurements and details, we will start to create the design for the concrete wall. This design will consider your needs like the color, finish, height, width, shape, desired strength, aggregate, and any other design elements you need.

Once we create a design, we will send the detailed drawings to you for review and approval. At this point, a client agreement will be sent to you for you to sign and we will request a deposit from you.


3. Make the Molds


Once a final design is nailed down, production of the wall will start. The mold is formed, rebar and other reinforcing are added, and the concrete poured and cured. A qualified technician will do a quality check before the final product is approved. Read here for more information about how precast concrete is made.


4. Shipping the Wall to Your Project


Once the wall components are completed, and the site is prepped, all the concrete wall components will be shipped to your home or business ready to assemble. This means there will be no molds set up or concrete poured at your project site.


5. Install Fence Footings


Typically, the fence footings will be installed before the wall panels are completed. The footings are typically placed every 15 feet. An auger is used to drill the holes that the footings will be placed in and concrete is used to keep the footings in place. Once these footings are in place, the structure is set up to support the wall sections.


6. Install Wall Sections


The wall sections are removed from the truck and moved to the appropriate spots along the fence line. This is to make sure all the wall sections are correct. Once the wall sections are in place, each wall section is lifted over the supports and slid into place. A concrete cap is placed over the wall footings to hide the opening at the top and make the final concrete wall more attractive.

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Interested in learning more about a precast fencing solution for your property? Contact us at 866-235-0881 to get started.

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