Large scale construction projects are becoming more and more complex. This increasing complexity doesn’t mean that the projects have unlimited time or budget – making it crucial to think carefully about how to go about completing the project. Here are the top benefits of using precast concrete for your large-scale project.
Skilled workers create precast concrete in climate-controlled environments. By curing at concrete’s ideal curing temperature, precast concrete reduces weakness and faults due to weather problems and/or worker mistakes.
This means fewer cracks and faults in the concrete and a much higher quality product. A product that will stay that way for a long time too.
If you have ever wondered what the most robust and most durable material there is for building, concrete is your material. Because it is made in temperature-controlled facilities, it is created in an ideal environment. In this case, high quality means long-lasting. Additionally, reinforcing bars can be embedded in the concrete to increase its strength.
Not only is it extremely strong, but it is also weatherproof and pest-proof! Precast concrete is also fireproof! So you don’t have to worry about your precast concrete wall or fence burning up in a fire.
Most of us are starting to think about how we use the resources available to us. Precast concrete is one of the most sustainable building options out there. Concrete is made from readily available materials and is easy to recycle.
Precast concrete one-ups regular, cast-in-place concrete because of the way it’s made. It’s made in a climate-controlled environment and, therefore, doesn’t produce faulty or low strength products, equals less wasted material.
Also, the forms used can be reused repeatedly – often up to 40 or 50 times. Cast-in-place concrete typically uses the forms one time before sending them to the landfill. It just doesn’t make sense for them to store and transport that material to every project site.
You can do a lot with precast concrete. You aren’t limited to straight slabs of dull, plain grey. We can add aggregates and pigments to the concrete mix before pouring it into the forms. Decorative elements can also be added to create a custom, unique wall, ranging from a stone motif to brick to create more intricate designs.
Saves You Time and Money
The weather never impacts the results of a precast concrete project. This keeps you on-budget and on-schedule. No more weather delays! In fact, because multiple parts of the project can be worked on at once, you will often find yourself ahead of schedule – thanks to precast concrete.
Other factors like the reusing of the molds and the ease of construction will also save you a lot of money in the short term.
The financial benefit of precast concrete is most visible when you look at the long-term costs. Precast concrete is extremely durable, which will mean less maintenance and repairs over the life of the wall. Often, nothing more than a regular inspection and a wash is needed.
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If you have decided that you would like to use precast concrete for your fencing project, contact American Precast Concrete Inc. today. If you still have more questions and would like to know more, feel free to reach out to us. We are happy to help guide you through the precast concrete process.