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How to Choose the Right Color for Your Precast Fence
At American Precast, we can add pigment right to the concrete for beautiful and long-lasting color. Before you can install a colorful and interesting fence, you first will need to pick a color.  Since we want your new fence to match your home or business, here is a guide on choosing the right color for...
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If you’re an avid gardener, you’re likely familiar with the frustration of carefully tending to your plants, day after day for months on end, only to have them eaten by animals or other pests once they’ve finally matured. All of that work can go out the window in the blink of an eye. It can...
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Your backyard should be your private sanctuary, but for many, they are anything but private. The big, expansive lawns that are the ideal backyard element can make privacy difficult. Peeping neighbors or curious passersby can make it feel like you are on display. Here are some ideas to turn your backyard into a quiet, comfortable...
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When you are looking at commercial fencing for your business, there are many options from the most basic chain link fence to an imposing and costly brick wall. Each fence comes with its own benefits and drawbacks, so you will need to make sure you pick an option that works well with your needs.  Here’s...
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As a homeowner or business owner, you have a lot of decisions to make about your property. One of the most important ones for many is the type of fence you will use for your security fence.  A security fence protects your home and your family (or your office/warehouse), gives you much-needed privacy and elevates...
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You might need a retaining wall for several reasons, such as to reduce a slope in your yard or protect a road or building from an area that is prone to landslides. There are several different types of retaining walls – some can be built using precast concrete, and some can’t.  Keep in mind that...
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At first glance, walls using concrete blocks might seem very similar to precast concrete walls. Both are made by pouring concrete into frames. Both are made with essentially the same concrete mixture. Even the strength is very similar.  So, why would you choose precast concrete over block walls? What are the major differences between the...
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As a contractor, you likely have a lot of goals with projects, but most of them boil down to making the client happy and making money. Fortunately, using precast concrete for your fencing will help you reach your project goals, which is why most contractors prefer to use it.
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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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Compressive strength is the amount of pressure concrete can handle without failure when it is being compressed. This is the opposite of tensile strength, which is the load that concrete can handle without failing when it is being stretched apart. Compressive strength is a key factor in how well your concrete was made and how...
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