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Precast Concrete’s Amazing Ability to Withstand Wildfires

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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 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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Top 5 Amazing Benefits to Using Precast Concrete for Your Fence

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Adding a concrete fence to your property can have an array of benefits. For many, it can be an exciting time to an aesthetic element, while others may find it stressful to have the construction going on. Either way, what you are left makes it all worth it.

Here are the top five benefits to using precast concrete for your fence that will make your fencing project more enjoyable.

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5 Reasons Wood Fences Can’t Compare to Precast Concrete

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In North America, wood fences have been the predominant fence building material for years. The Pilgrims built their first fence in 1622 – a nine-foot-high wood fence spanning a half a mile – and native people had been building wood fences long before that. Wood fences are such a part of our history that the (wood) white picket fence has become a symbol of the American dream.

Precast concrete fences have started challenging that long history, simply, because they are better. And, if you like the look of wood, you don’t have to give it up! Woodcrete™ is a type of precast concrete fence that delivers the timeless look of traditional wood fences, but with the added benefits of precast concrete.

Here are five reasons why you should choose American Precast Concrete over traditional wood…

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Why Going Green May Involve Precast Concrete

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When building a wall or fence with sustainability in mind, you need to consider how the wall or fence is being built and how it will act in the future. What materials are they made from? What process is followed to make them? How will the materials and methods impact the operation and use of the barrier?

Precast concrete is one of the most popular sustainable options for your wall or fence for the following reasons:

  • The materials are readily available.
  • The tightly controlled production process makes a product that will last longer.
  • There is less production waste than other methods.
  • Air quality around the is lower during installation with precast.

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7 Ways Precast Concrete Can Save Money

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We are all looking to cut costs on our projects without sacrificing quality. When comparing concrete options, precast walls tend to be less wasteful and more environmentally friendly than other alternatives. In fact, using precast concrete walls instead of on-site pouring can provide a cost savings of up to 23%, respectively.

Furthermore, most project owners select the bid with the lowest cost, which means these savings could be enough to win the project bid. Here are seven ways to reduce concrete fence costs with precast concrete. Read More

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