When a rancher shows you their budget for the year, fencing will be one of the largest expenses on there. The most iconic look is split ranch rails, and ranchers have used wood fencing, wire fencing, or vinyl fencing to create that. Here’s a comparison to show you why you should go with American Precast Concrete’s WoodcreteTM Rails system instead…
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.
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…