Precast concrete is known for being beautiful and cost effective. But it also is know for being the strongest and most eco-friendly building material.
Precast concrete is so durable and tough because it is made in a controlled environment. The mixing, molding and curing process is perfected to create a material that is resistant to Central Florida elements. This means it will last for hundreds of years without fading, rotting, rusting, or giving way to water, termites, insects, or even fire.
EarthTalk explains why precast concrete is so eco-friendly
Because of the accuracy possible with precast, there’s much less waste of the actual concrete when using precast than with poured-on-site concrete. The latter usually involves spillage and wasted remnants in the cement truck. Also, with plant casting, the molding process has significantly less waste because the molds are made of steel with exact dimensions in all directions.
These durable molds can be used again and again, while poured-on-site cement uses wooden formwork that’s typically discarded after a single use.
Precast uses less scaffolding and can be erected more quickly, saving on both labor and transport costs. The fewer materials and workers driven to a construction site, the less gasoline is burned — and that means yet another emissions saver that might not be obvious at first. Precast can be installed with fewer weather delays and less on-site labor. Faster and more efficient construction means less on-site equipment noise and emissions.
The article continues to explain why concrete is here to stay. “Considering that modern, high-quality concrete can last for 100 years, the environmental impact is relatively small. Precast concrete technology is quickly nearing a point where it might be considered the greenest building material of all, and therefore an important resource as global culture moves in a more earth-friendly direction.”
Florida Wall Concepts is proud to be one of Central. Florida’s top precast concrete manufacturer. We are proud to offer quality walls at a fraction of the cost of stone, hand built, masonry walls, contact us for a free quote.