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Sustainability
woodcrete as a fence in a residential area
The use of wood fencing started when trees were plentiful and other options – like concrete or metal – weren’t available to us. Now, the price of lumber has skyrocketed, and wood isn’t looking so great anymore. Is wood still the best option for fencing, or are there better options out there? Is it Sustainable?...
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A house fire has the potential to be the most devastating moment in anyone’s life. These disasters can occur in the blink of an eye. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, a residential fire occurs every 88 seconds. If you live in an area like California, where wildfires are prevalent, you are at an even...
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For many in the United States and worldwide, dealing with ever more intense fires has been at the forefront of their mind this summer. According to the Congressional Research Service, each year in California alone, an estimated 71,300 wildfires burn an average of 6.9 million acres since the year 2000. As we have watched these...
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Concrete is a great building option because it lasts a long time, provides privacy and security, and costs less than other materials. However, the devastating fires worldwide have many of us searching for more ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Concrete is a highly sustainable building material that will go a long way towards making...
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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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