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Whether you are building your home or making improvements to an existing home, you have a lot of decisions to make. If you are looking to add a privacy wall around your property, one of the biggest decisions will be what material to use. If you haven’t already considered a precast concrete wall, now might...
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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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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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Precast concrete walls need very little maintenance – no treatment for pests or replacement of rotting parts. What your concrete fence will need to look its best are regular cleanings. The five main methods of cleaning precast concrete fences are: Pressure Washing Hand Washing Sandblasting Hand Scraping Painting
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A precast concrete fence will look very similar to a site-cast fence, but the process to get there can often look very different. It is the process to make a precast concrete fence that equals a stronger, better performing fence. Here is an overview of how to create a concrete fence using both methods:
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