What is Precast Concrete Fence? And What is the Benefits of Precast?
A precast concrete fence is a product produced by casting concrete into a reusable mold in a controlled environment such as in a factory building. The product is then cured and transported to the final destination where it is to be erected. This is different from the conventional way where a concrete wall is built on site from scratch.
So what is the point and benefits of precast concrete fence?
1- Quick Curing Time
As the precast concrete fence is constructed off site, they are cured before they are installed. This allows the fence to be set immediately upon installation, which will keep the fence from developing cracks or water damage if it rains or weather temperatures rise or fall quickly. Poured concrete has to be poured when temperatures are at between 5 and 32 degrees, and allowed to cure for at least a week. This makes it difficult to find the right time to pour the concrete in some locations, and then allow it to cure without damage.
2 - Cleaner Method
Precast concrete fencing is formed in molds made to specifications of the fencing measurements. This is done off site in a factory setting which helps to keep the mess to a minimum as opposed to poured concrete which is mixed on site.
3 - Appearance
Another advantage of precast concrete is that it is carefully measured, and each piece made individually to look professional and very uniform in appearance. Another note on appearance, is that you have options as far as textures and colors. It can be textured or painted, allowing you to match the fence to your homes exterior.
4 - Durability
Precast concrete is made in a temperate setting and allowed to properly cure before installation. It is very durable. When poured concrete is set on site, there is the chance that it will not cure properly, thus the possibility of it having issues later on.
5 - Quick Installation
Once the measurements are taken, the forms are poured and cured off site, then they are brought on site to erect the fence. This goes quickly which allows you to get your project done faster.