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 be the perfect time to take a closer look. Here are some great reasons to invest in a precast concrete wall.
It Costs Less
For most people, the cost of a project is one of the most important parts of making decisions on a project. Most people don’t have unlimited budgets and precast concrete walls can save you money in two ways.
If you are thinking of building a stone or a brick wall, precast concrete will save you on installation costs. Precast concrete can be made to look like stone or brick, but because it is poured in whole panels instead of built brick by brick or stone by stone, the installation costs are considerably less. Plus, precast concrete is made in a climate-controlled environment, which reduces waste and speeds up production.
A wood or chain-link fence might cost less to install than precast concrete, but it will cost you more maintenance costs over the life of the fence. Maintenance of precast concrete walls is usually ridiculously easy – nothing more than a quick wash and inspection. If damage does happen, it’s much easier to replace the damaged section than rebuild a stone or brick fence.
Sturdy and Secure
Fences around your property serve many purposes, but one of the main ones is security. You want your fence to keep out intruders – people and animals. Concrete is one of the hardest materials for an intruder to get through. It also stands up to fire, wind, pests, and water.
Precast concrete fences come in many designs, but if absolute privacy and security are at the top of your list, a precast concrete security fence will get the job done. The fence is a solid slab of concrete, with no gaps or holes to peer through. It can be built up to 14 feet high (be sure to check your local building requirements). The security fences can even be built with embedded hooks for barbed or razor wire if needed.
Easy on the Eyes
A nice-looking fence can be surprisingly hard to come by — especially one that will stay that way. Chain link fences have a somewhat utilitarian look and can quickly become broken down and rusty. Wood fences have a classic look – until they start falling over or losing panels. Stone and brick fences are beautiful, but they can take a lot of work to keep looking that way.
Precast concrete is unique. Pigment and/or aggregate can be added to the concrete before pouring to create a long-lasting, beautiful wall. Because it is so sturdy, it will look beautiful for many, many years.
Easy to Install and Maintain
Precast concrete walls are all built in a climate-controlled building and later assembled on-site. This means you don’t have to worry about the headache of having forms built or concrete poured at your house. Because precast concrete is so sturdy, maintenance is a breeze. Just an annual inspection and a quick wash will usually be all you need to do!
If precast concrete sounds like something that will not only fit your budget but also be something you would enjoy having in your home or business, contact American Precast Inc. today. We will give you a custom estimate for your property.