It’s no secret that engineers love precast concrete for their projects. Engineers all over the world have been using precast concrete for decades. Here are the top 5 reasons why most engineers go with precast concrete.
1. Precast Concrete Makes the Engineer’s Job Simpler
Precast concrete takes out a lot of the extra complications of a project. This makes the engineer’s job simpler, especially during construction oversight.
Because precast concrete is made in our warehouse, offsite from the project, how the precast concrete parts are made isn’t the engineer’s concern.
All the engineer has to do is approve the parts when they arrive on-site and then oversee the installation. Installation is quicker and simpler too.
2. Increased Safety
Cast-in-place concrete can be a mess for safety. One of the biggest risks on a job site is slips, trips, and falls.
When installing traditional concrete, there are forms, ties, and rebar everywhere. Workers are climbing all over the structure to get everything set up. There are a lot of chances for accidents to happen.
Precast concrete is made offsite, so the engineer doesn’t have to worry about the safety of the workers while the precast concrete is being made. Their safety is our concern.
Once the precast concrete parts ship onsite, then the engineer does have to start thinking about safety. But the process of installation is so much quicker and simpler. This makes for fewer chances of getting injured.
3. Lowered Budget
Engineers love saving money on their projects. It makes them look like a hero and opens up the budget for other areas. Unfortunately, it is much more common for a project to go over budget.
Precast concrete is much cheaper to install than traditional concrete. And it saves money in the long run. Precast concrete is so durable that you can expect it to last for up to 50 years.
It also requires very little maintenance. Typically all that is needed is an annual wash and an inspection.
4. Fewer Weather Delays
Weather delays are the bane of an engineer’s existence. Bad weather can really gum up a schedule. If the weather is too hot or too dry or too cold or too wet, the contractor can call off the day’s work.
Plus, installing concrete in these types of conditions can make for a poor concrete product. Concrete needs ideal conditions to be as strong as possible.
The ideal conditions can be found in our warehouse. We can make precast concrete during any kind of weather – keeping your project on schedule.
5. Better End Result
As we said, concrete needs ideal conditions to cure properly. There are specific moisture and temperature requirements that are the best for curing concrete. These conditions will make for a strong concrete product.
The right weather is so hard to get on a project site. You are typically just hoping for the best you can get – rain or shine.
Precast concrete is the best product every time. We test all of the concrete before it ships out to make sure we are sending out the best.
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If you are an engineer who hasn’t tried precast concrete and are interested in concrete security fencing for your projects, contact American Precast Concrete and book your consultation today!