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Precast Walls

Is Precast Concrete Earthquake-Resistant?

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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 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.

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masonry unit vs precast concrete

Concrete Masonry Units Vs. Precast Walls

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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 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

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