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Precast Concrete
It’s never a fun moment: you look at your nice precast concrete wall and find ugly graffiti all over it. Even if the sight makes you want to cry, you still need to act fast. The faster you clean it, the easier it is to remove. Here’s the best method for removing graffiti and cleaning...
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When you are looking to build a precast concrete fence, you might be wondering, “how high should I go?” The answer to that depends somewhat on what purpose the fence will have. If you are looking to block noise from the road or from your neighbors, remember the rule that if you can see the...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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You may have heard that precast concrete is incredibly durable and strong, it’s relatively cheap to install and maintain, and it’s a high-quality option for fences and walls. Even though it’s been around for a while, you might still have questions. Here are six of the most common questions about precast concrete and the answers...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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