Florida Wall Concepts is a proud to be a leader in the industry. We offer competitive prices on beautiful fencing and have helped hundreds of HOAs, home and business owners find affordable fencing solutions.
In last week’s blog we went over some of the questions we are frequently asked at Florida Wall Concepts, here are a few more.
How durable is precast concrete?
Florida Wall Concepts has the knowledge and experience to meet the needs of our customers. Our pre-cast fences and walls are durable enough to withstand high traffic areas, the harshest climate, heat, humidity, and even hurricane strength wind. Virtually maintenance free, they don’t fade in the sun, won’t chip, rot, corrode, or warp.
Is precast concrete a green building material?
Precast concrete contributes to green building practices in significant ways. The low water-cement ratios possible with precast concrete -0.36 to 0.38- mean it can be extremely durable. Because precast concrete is factory-made, there is little waste created in the plant (most plants employ exact-batching technologies) and it reduces construction waste and debris on site, reducing construction IAQ concerns.
Is precast concrete different from other types of concrete?
Precast concrete is different because it is made in a factory by highly experienced personnel who apply stringent quality-control measures. In the factory environment, precasters are able to achieve consistency in temperature and moisture and low water cement ratios that are not possible in field-fabricated concrete. Precast concrete can easily attain strengths of 5000 psi to 7000 psi or more, with densities that minimize permeability.
What is the difference between concrete and cement?
While the terms are sometimes used interchangeably, concrete and cement are not the same. Concrete is a building material, a composite of aggregates including sand and gravel, plus cement, water, and other materials. Cement is a key ingredient of concrete, typically making up 10% to 12% of the volume.