What is on the top of the list for most sustainable building material? Precast concrete. It is more important than ever to use eco-friendly and sustainable materials.
Why precast concrete is so popular.
Reducing carbon footprint
Reducing the environmental impact of the project
Utilizing local resources
Uses minimal energy to harvest and transport
Made with reusable molds, for a clean and efficient system
Durable and weather resistant
Manufactured in a controlled environment for greater strength and uniformity
Made from all natural materials, which means it won’t emit any toxic fumes or emissions.
“Precast Concrete Has Few By-Products and More Efficiencies,” according to EarthTalk
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 moving 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.
Precast concrete has a relatively low impact on the environment and can easily last over 100 years. It is quickly becoming the greenest building material on the market.
Today’s precast concrete comes in beautiful textures and colors. Mimicking the look and feel of masonry stone, but without the high cost or maintenance required. You can achieve the beauty you want without compromising on durability or design.
At Florida Wall Concepts we provide quality products and top notch customer service throughout Central Florida. Whether you are a residential home owner, developer, have a commercial property or contractor, we give each project our all. Providing the highest quality materials, a beautiful product that last for decades and excellent service.