A precast concrete fence will look very similar to a site-cast fence, but the process to get there can often look very different. It is the process to make a precast concrete fence that equals a stronger, better performing fence. Here is an overview of how to create a concrete fence using both methods:
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Adding a concrete fence to your property can have an array of benefits. For many, it can be an exciting time to an aesthetic element, while others may find it stressful to have the construction going on. Either way, what you are left makes it all worth it. Here are the top five benefits to...
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Concrete fences can last for decades if properly maintained and cared for. While they are sturdy and strong, there are some things that can damage them. Like most things in life, if you take care of your concrete wall, it will take care of you. If you have a precast concrete fence or will be...
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If you don’t already have a precast concrete fence or wall, your home or business may not be as quiet as it could be. Noise pollution is a nuisance, and nobody wants to live or work in an environment that is filled with the constant hustle and bustle of what may be happening outside, such...
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In North America, wood fences have been the predominant fence building material for years. The Pilgrims built their first fence in 1622 – a nine-foot-high wood fence spanning a half a mile – and native people had been building wood fences long before that. Wood fences are such a part of our history that the...
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When building a wall or fence with sustainability in mind, you need to consider how the wall or fence is being built and how it will act in the future. What materials are they made from? What process is followed to make them? How will the materials and methods impact the operation and use of...
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Precast concrete is an excellent building material that has recently been gaining steam in the United States. How well precast concrete walls do under seismic loads depends largely on the quality of the precast concrete and the quality of the design. High-quality materials and a high standard of production help improve how the walls and...
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We are all looking to cut costs on our projects without sacrificing quality. When comparing concrete options, precast walls tend to be less wasteful and more environmentally friendly than other alternatives. In fact, using precast concrete walls instead of on-site pouring can provide a cost savings of up to 23%, respectively. Furthermore, most project owners...
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Precast walls are made by pouring concrete into forms of specified dimensions to make a whole wall in one piece. Concrete Masonry Units (CMU or precast concrete block wall) are typically 8” X 8” X 16” blocks that can be stacked to form walls. Both are made from concrete, but depending on your project, schedule,...
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The market for 3D printing is growing fast, and by 2020, it’s expected to bring in more than $21 billion globally. That’s an impressive leap, considering the industry was generating $4.1 billion in 2014 (that makes for a 31% growth rate). And now, as 3D printing technology matures and new applications are discovered, what started...
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