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Precast concrete fence outside of an apartment complex
One question we hear a lot is, “What is the difference between modular fencing and precast concrete?” In the construction world, terms get thrown around. Such various terms can leave you feeling confused about it all. To clear things up, we will go over what exactly modular wall systems are and how they compare to...
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workers making precast concrete in the factory
Cracks in concrete are not just unsightly; they can compromise its structural strength and water tightness. Keep reading to learn what causes pesky cracks to form and how American Precast Concrete can prevent them.  What Causes Concrete to Crack During Production? Concrete cracks are so frustrating because several things can cause them. You must monitor...
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precast concrete wall outside of a modern house
We often use the words fence and wall to mean the same thing, but there are significant differences between the two. In this article, we will be going over the differences to help you decide which one you should choose. Precast Concrete Fence Vs. Wall: What’s The Difference? In some ways, fences and walls are...
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Person repairing their precast concrete wall
Despite how precast concrete is one of the toughest building materials out there, sometimes things happen, and you might find a crack. The good news is most cracks are easy to fix. Here is the best 3 step process to fix the crack. Before you start, assess the size and the number of cracks. If...
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Installation of precast concrete posts before the fence slabs are installed
How you anchor your fence posts into the ground matters significantly. You want to anchor your fence precisely so it will last as long as possible. Nothing ruins a fence faster than a post that is falling over. Should you cement in your precast fence posts? This method isn’t the greatest for other fence materials....
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Durable precast concrete outside of someone's residential home
Maybe you’ve heard from our blog or somewhere else that precast concrete lasts a long time. Now, this might lead you to the question: just how long does it last? 10 years? 30 years? 100 years? The short answer is concrete has a life span of around 50 to 100 years – but there’s a...
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precast concrete next to some green irisis in someone's lawn
When designing a long-term fence, you want to get it right the first time. After all, if you are planning a fence that will last 20+ years, you don’t want to install something you will hate for all 20+ years. Here’s why precast concrete is the best long-term fencing solution. Low Maintenance When you install...
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Architectual precast concrete project
Architects are a bit like artists. They have to consider the practical side of designing a building, but they also get to play with form, textures, and light.  Some of the recent architectural marvels look physically impossible. Architects are always looking to push the boundaries of what is possible. In the pursuit of the impossible,...
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Construction workers pouring concrete for precast concrete
When you get a quote from a precast concrete company, you might be tempted to try to do the job yourself. After all, how hard could it be? We don’t recommend DIY precast concrete. Here’s why you shouldn’t attempt pouring your own precast concrete. 1. It will probably end up costing you – in more...
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Thuya trees planted near a precast concrete fence
Often when our clients are installing their precast concrete fence, they are also getting started on the landscaping. This brings up a common question. Can you plant trees near your precast fence? Yes, you can! You just need to be mindful of where you are planting and the type of tree you are planting. Read...
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