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Benefits of Using Precast Concrete for your Projects

December 28, 2017 | Written by: Gary Bizek

Precast concrete finds widespread application in different types of construction projects. It is a cost effective, alternative material to conventional options. The material offers the perfect combination of durability, control, safety, speed and cost savings.

Find out the main reasons for choosing this material for your projects.]

More Control
The use of precast concrete provides you better control over the project’s schedule and the job site. The pieces are built in a controlled environment before being transported to the job site. You will be able to create high quality structures that involve lesser onsite labor. There is also lesser impact on the site.

More Safety
The benefits of job site safety in construction can never be undermined. And these benefits extend into different areas. As the amount of job site work gets reduced, there are lesser chances of accidents. This means increased safety and reduced potential risks for the builder and owner.

Ease of Installation
With precast concrete, all that is required is to prepare the site according to the installation procedure. The structures are easier to install compared to casting them on the site. Cast/poured-in-place structures take time and require additional arrangements. More labor and most costs will be involved in a conventional set up.

The creation of precast concrete is not limited by the weather because it is cast in sheltered environment. Due to the off-site manufacturing, the structures can be cast and delivered to the construction site on time.

More Speed
Time is equivalent to money in the construction field. The use of precast concrete can benefit both the owner and builder. You can have the top floor units cast in the factory even when the work for the foundation has been started on the job site. Thus, the use of such concrete structures is not only easier and safer, it also speeds up the overall process.

Cost Savings
The use of precast concrete can also help in increasing cost savings. This procedure helps combine high quality production with the use of inexpensive material. In addition, it will also help in reducing the cost of maintenance in the long term. Thus, you are able to get high quality building materials at affordable prices.
Since there is more control when it comes to casting concrete in a controlled environment, the durability and quality of precast concrete is better than concrete which is cast on the site. As already mentioned, the procedure also requires lesser labor.

Reduced Noise
Another advantage of using precast concrete is that it helps in reducing job site noise. The concrete is cast in the factory and transported to the site. There is no need for pouring or casting at the site, thus eliminating lot of noise. Besides, the use of precast concrete also helps in improving the sound proofing quality of the building.

High Versatility
Precast concrete also offers lots of flexibility with regard to design, color and finish. You can have the concrete pre-cast in different shapes, details and finish to achieve the style and looks specific to your project’s requirements. There is more cost and time-savings because the structures can be pre-cast in a factory and not on the job site.

The use of precast concrete also helps in improving the air quality at the site. Its installation at the site doesn’t involve as much processing as casting and pouring concrete would. Thus, there are many advantages of choosing precast concrete for different types of construction projects.