Precast concrete has so much to offer Central Florida businesses, communities, architects, and homeowners. From fences, perimeter walls, Hardscapes, and retaining walls, precast concrete offer improved profitability, time savings, and design flexibility.
Why have precast concrete panels become so popular? Because of the many benefits they offer. The National Precast Concrete Associations shares some of these advantages.
Superior Strength and Durability
Strength gradually increases over time.
Does not deteriorate, experience creep and stress relaxation, lose strength and/or deflect over time.
Safety and protection
Precast concrete wall panels have passed tornado/hurricane impact testing, giving owners an added level of safety assurance in areas prone to severe weather.
Ease of installation
Precast concrete panels have a distinct advantage over other materials such as brick, concrete masonry, cast-in-place concrete and EIFS.
Because precast panels are manufactured well in advance of installation, they are ready for transportation to the job site at a moment’s notice.
Ease of installation
Most panels include embedded connection hardware so they can be erected onto a steel frame quickly with a limited installation crew.
Projects utilizing precast can save weeks or months over other materials.
Because precast concrete products are typically produced in a controlled plant environment, they exhibit high quality and uniformity.
Problems affecting quality typically found on a job site – temperature, curing conditions, craftsmanship and material quality – are nearly eliminated in a plant environment.
Besides water, concrete is the most frequently used material on earth.
It is nontoxic, environmentally safe and composed of natural materials.
Weather and UV resistance
Precast concrete is well-suited for all types of weather conditions.
Precast concrete does not degrade from exposure to sunlight.
Precast products arrive at the job site ready to install.
No waste in the time schedule for cast in place work, laying of masonry products or EIFS installation.
Precast concrete requires little or no maintenance, which makes it the ideal choice for nearly any design solution.
Other products, such as EIFS, may require repair after severe weather or impact.
Precast concrete wall panels offer lower long-term costs when compared with other materials.
Ease of installation, reduction in the overall project timeline and total flexibility in design makes precast the economical solution.