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.
The Best Quality
Concrete is already a naturally strong and durable material. Precast concrete is cast indoors in a highly controlled environment, so the concrete is cured as ideally as possible – making for the best quality concrete. What this means for your client is they will have a fence that looks good for a long time and will require very little maintenance – equaling a happy client.
Strengthening material, decorative aggregate, and pigment can all be added prior to casting the concrete, making the fence durable and beautiful and exactly how your client wants it.
Often, the materials and time to build a mold for on-site concrete is a large part of the cost. Because precast concrete is made indoors and in a controlled environment, the molds used can be used again and again. By reusing molds, precast concrete costs less than traditional cast-in-place concrete.
Your clients will also see a reduction in maintenance costs, as precast concrete fences don’t require the same care as wood or other types of fencing.
In-situ concrete pours are all about timing. Weather and other factors that would restrict on-site concrete pours can delay a project.
Precast concrete is poured indoors, meaning there are no weather delays. Multiple project components can even be poured at once with precast concrete, which could mean getting the project done sooner than planned.
A cast-in-place concrete project is a hazardous place. There are uneven surfaces, metal rebar sticking out, and a lot of things to trip on. Precast concrete helps improve your safety record by removing all those hazards. Installation is easy and quick – mainly just a matter of leveling and preparing the location, placing the concrete panels into place, and securing the panels together.
Most people are trying to find ways to improve the way they do business and make their business less impactful on the environment. For contractors, minimizing the waste sent to the landfill is at the top of the list for making their business environmentally friendly. Precast concrete is more environmentally friendly because it doesn’t have all the extra waste of the materials needed to build cast-in-place concrete forms. They can be used hundreds of times before heading to the landfill.
Because the concrete is done in a controlled environment with highly skilled technicians, there is a lot less waste from mistakes ruining the quality of the concrete.
Most precast concrete plants must be certified by either the Architectural Precast Association (APA) or the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA). When you pick precast concrete for your project fencing, you are getting a product that has been certified to be the best quality.
If you are a contractor and want more information on precast concrete fences and walls, contact American Precast Concrete, Inc. for a free estimate today!