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Why choose precast security walls

4 Reasons to Choose Precast Security Walls

By | Commercial Fencing, Precast Concrete, Security Walls | No Comments

No matter who you are, break-ins or intrusions in your home or business can be one of the worst things to happen. It can take months for homeowners to be rid of the discomfort and fear after a break-in. Businesses can suffer significant financial losses from stolen property. One common reaction after a break-in is to tighten up security and prevent it from ever happening again. 

Whether you own a home, manage a plant, or run a business, adding precast concrete walls or fences to your property will undoubtedly make it more secure. Here’s why…

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how to paint your precast concrete wall

Can You Repaint Treated Precast Walls?

By | Maintenance and Tips, Precast Concrete, Residential | No Comments

If grey isn’t your color, there are many ways you can spice up the looks of your precast concrete wall. The easiest and longest-lasting way is by adding pigment to the concrete as it’s being cast. 

But what happens if you get tired of the permanent color and want a change? Repainting your precast walls is a great way to change up the look of your precast concrete walls. 

Here’s how to do it…

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why you should rebuild with precast concrete after California fire

Why You Should Rebuild with Precast Concrete After a Fire

By | Maintenance and Tips, Precast Concrete, Precast Fences | No Comments

After experiencing a devastating fire, like many in California, you will have several things to think about – one of the main ones being the rebuilding process.

You will have to deal with insurance questions, deal with the demolition of the damaged structures, and – at some point – decide what materials you want to rebuild with. Rebuilding walls and fences with precast concrete will reduce your chances of having to deal with such a disaster again while preventing the spread of fire to your home. Here’s how…

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precast concrete california wildfires

Precast Concrete’s Amazing Ability to Withstand Wildfires

By | Precast Concrete, Sustainability, Woodcrete | No Comments

Concrete is made up of limestone, clay, gypsum, and aggregate. All of these are non-combustible materials, making concrete fire-resistant. We often see the chimney – made from similar materials like concrete – as the last part standing after a house fire.

Concrete’s slow rate of heat transfer – how quickly heat can travel through a material – makes concrete an ideal material to protect structures and people from fire.

Concrete walls can handle up to four hours of extreme fire before it starts to break down. What this means is if a fire does happen, you will have a lot less cleanup and a lot less to replace. Most of the time, the concrete can even be reused after it survives a fire.

Because concrete is so chemically inert, it doesn’t emit toxic smoke or dangerous byproducts when burned. Those secondary environmental concerns are nonexistent when using concrete.

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prefab concrete for large scale projects

Why Prefab Concrete Walls Work Best for Large Scale Projects

By | Commercial Fencing, Engineers, Precast Concrete, Precast Installation | No Comments

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:

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precast concrete compressive strength

What is Precast Concrete’s Compressive Strength?

By | Engineers, Precast Concrete | No Comments

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.

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