While concrete may not be the material you think of for a fence, hardscapes, boundary and retaining walls, it’s what top architects across Central Florida are using the most! The attractive authentic look of natural stone of precast concrete is spread across our city beautiful.
Precast Concrete gets its durability and great curb appeal from the way they are manufactured. It all starts in a factory, instead of being built on site. They are cast in molds for quality control and an elevated level of uniformity. This also allows for the perfect curing conditions, which creates a product that lasts for several decades without needing any repairs. Which is why it has become such a popular building material.
“Curing is a very delicate part of producing precast concrete. However, the ability to cure properly and consistently at the plant offers a distinct advantage over cast-in-place concrete products, which must be cured at whatever ambient conditions exist on the day of pour,” according to the National Precast Concrete Association. “Proper curing ensures that water is not allowed to escape the product. The amount of water in any given batch must be completely consumed by the chemical reaction between water and cement. If water is allowed to escape the product, it leaves unused cement in the mix that cannot hydrate and contribute to the concrete strength.”
Beautiful and functional, there are many buildings made from affordable material. Precast concrete is known for its strength, which is why they make so many bridges and building from this material, Sydney Opera House, Singapore Garden, the Busch stadium, Orlando Citrus Bowl, and Cobb Energy Centre. . It is defiantly able to withstand up to Central Florida’s heavy winds, rain, and fire.
It is easier than ever to have a great looking wall, fence or signage at an affordable price. Contact Florida Wall Concepts for more information.