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While precast concrete has been used around the world since 1905, when it was first used in Liverpool, England, it has only recently gained steam in the United States. In 2019, the global precast concrete market was estimated to be $89.3 billion, with an estimated growth rate of 6.3% from 2020 to 2027. The growth...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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