Kids playing in the fenced in playground at school

More and more school districts are choosing to use precast concrete fencing around school buildings. In fact, precast concrete fencing is increasingly more popular for all sort of public buildings, not just schools. There are lots of reasons why school districts are choosing precast concrete. And in this blog post, we are going to tell you some of the top reasons.

Why is Precast Fencing the Best Choice for Schools?

Precast concrete fencing is one of the most popular construction materials for schools because they are durable, easy to install, cost effective, comfortable for students, and versatile and beautiful. Let’s break those down a bit more.


The first benefit of precast fencing is that they are durable and can last for decades. Precast concrete has been tested and proven to be resistant to fire, water damage and rot, which means that they can stand the test of time without showing any signs of wear or tear. 

This makes them a great investment for schools as it means that their fencing will not need any repairs for decades to come.

Easy to Install

Precast concrete is ridiculously easy to install. Precast concrete is made on a production line and is then delivered to the site. All the dirty work is done off-site.

Once delivered, the precast concrete fence panels are connected together to form the final fence. The precast concrete installation process can be done by one person, and it takes just a few hours.

What this means for the school district is their new or refurbished school fence will be ready quicker and students can get back to learning.

Cost Effective

With the price of education on the rise, school districts are constantly looking for ways to save money. 

Precast fence panels are a good choice for schools because they are affordable. They cost about significantly less than a brick or stone fence, which makes them perfect for schools on a tight budget who want to get the most out of every penny spent on their school.


Having a large, solid wall surrounding the school will keep the students in and unwanted guests out. 

Not only does this mean the children in the school will be safe, but the precast concrete fence will make the children feel safer. 

Humans learn best when they are in a comfortable and safe space. This idea is not new, but it has been proven time and time again. When students’ brains feel comfortable, they can focus on what is being taught to them.

This will also make the parents happier and calmer. Plus, parents will want to send their children to a school where they feel their children will be safe.

Versatile and Beautiful

Students also work best in an area that is aesthetically pleasing. Precast concrete can be formed to make many different designs. You can even add pigment or aggregate to the concrete to create interesting and long-lasting colors and textures.

Designs can even be added to the forms to create interesting and engaging designs for the students to enjoy.

American Precast Concrete

If you are interested in precast concrete fencing for your school or commercial building, contact American Precast today for a free consultation!