As a contractor, you likely have a lot of goals with projects, but most of them boil down to making the client happy and making money. Fortunately, using precast concrete for your fencing will help you reach your project goals, which is why most contractors prefer to use it.
When you are looking at a large-scale project, there are many options for building materials – each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Precast concrete is gaining footing as a desirable option for developers and contractors.
The following are 12 reasons you should pick prefab concrete walls for your next project:
Compressive strength is the amount of pressure concrete can handle without failure when it is being compressed. This is the opposite of tensile strength, which is the load that concrete can handle without failing when it is being stretched apart. Compressive strength is a key factor in how well your concrete was made and how well your fence will handle what is thrown at it.
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 fences will respond to an earthquake. Because precast concrete is mixed and poured indoors, a high-quality product can be produced. The temperature and humidity, among other factors, can be kept at optimal levels for the highest strength concrete.
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 Block Walls) 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, and budget, precast walls may be the best option.
Here is how precast concrete stacks up to CMU: Read More