Precast concrete last for centuries with little to no maintenance, it’s a builder’s ideal material. Precast concrete is extremely durable and strong, while offering a sustainability and substantial energy saving from its high thermal mass.
Of extreme importance here in Central Florida, precast concrete isn’t affected by the environmental elements. It is able to withstand hurricane strength wind, hail, and extreme heat from the sun, without fading or warping. It doesn’t emit toxic fumes, rot, or burn.
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Less material is required because precise mixer proportions and tighter tolerance are achieved.
Optimal insulation levels can be incorporated into precast concrete sandwich wall panels.
Waste materials are more likely to be recycled because concrete production is in one location.
Grey water is often recycled into future mixtures.
Hardened concrete is recycled (about 5 percent to 20 percent of aggregate in precast concrete can be recycled concrete).
Sand and acids used for finishing surfaces are reused.
Steel forms and other materials are reused.
Less dust and waste are created at the construction site because only needed precast concrete elements are delivered.
There is no debris from formwork and associated faster.
Fewer trucks and less time are required for construction because concrete is made offsite, which is particularly beneficial in urban areas where minimal traffic disruption is critical.
Precast concert units are normally large components so greater portions of the building are complete with each activity.
Less noise is generated at the construction site because concrete is made offsite.
Less concrete generally is used in precast buildings compared to other concrete buildings because of the optimization of materials. A properly designed precast concrete system will result in smaller structural members, longer spans and less material used onsite. This creates economic and environmental savings.
Florida Wall Concepts uses local sourced materials and labor, supporting local businesses and communities. This reduces transportation needs, as well as the associated energy and emissions.