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Precast Walls

how precast concrete is made

This is How Precast Concrete is Made for Your Project

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When your precast concrete wall shows up at your house or project site, you may wonder how it’s all made. Maybe you have seen cast-in-place concrete being installed and wonder if it’s the same or a little bit different. 

When we create a concrete wall or fence, we put great attention to detail into your project to ensure your fence or wall is created to your specifications. 

Here are the steps the manufacturer goes through to create your precast concrete wall.

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Why Precast Concrete is Superior to Steel or Wood Fencing

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Choosing the right fencing for your home can be stressful. There are so many different options, and you want to be sure it looks good. You also want to make sure you choose a fence that is going to last for years, so you don’t spend all your time repairing your fence and throwing money out the window.

When people start looking for a fence, there are three popular options that are often considered. Here are three of the most common fence building materials and how they compare so you can make the right choice for your home.

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How High Should You Build Your Precast Fence?

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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 source of the noise, you will be able to hear it too.

American Precast fences can be built anywhere from 1 to 14 feet high. However, there are three other questions you have to answer to find the perfect precast fence height.

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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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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.

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