New fence and wall installations have several factors needing consideration before construction. Certainly cost is a significant issue, but depending on your installation other features can be equally important. More subjective aspects, such as longevity, maintenance, ease of installation and overall aesthetics can play a role in determining final success. Different construction materials each have their own positives and negatives, but precast concrete displays a superior combination of cost effectiveness, fast installation, maintenance free longevity and elegant beauty.
Concrete is second to none in terms of strength and durability, but with precast concrete fence and wall segments you can also gain a uniformity in quality from centralized manufacturing processes. Precasting concrete at a dedicated facility allows for a controlled consistency of environment, materials and procedures impossible to achieve if performed at a working job site.
This control over environmental factors also makes sure that optimal conditions can be maintained for curing, reliably producing consistent and durable concrete every time. The precast technique also enables the molding of the fence or wall components prior to installation, so incorporating the barrier into a property takes very little time.
Costs for precast concrete are also significantly reduced compared to casting at a job site, since at a central facility you can benefit from economies of scale as well as the concentration of experienced concrete professionals insuring a quality casting every time. Having most of the pouring and curing done away from your job site means other construction can proceed uninterrupted, allowing you greater flexibility in scheduling your final fence or wall installation. The speed and ease of the install is also superior, since the precast segments can be dropped into place without needing a long cure time on-site.
A vast array of decorative accents, colors and surface designs perfectly suited to any application or locale are possible with precast concrete. Pigments can be mixed into the concrete prior to casting, insuring your chosen color is consistent throughout. Customized molds can add any decorative accents you desire, and you can even have surface designs that mimic other building materials, like brick, stone, or wood without the expense of these conventionally utilized materials, which show wear and tear much more quickly and often require replacement.
Precast concrete fences and walls will stand the test of time, with many advantages over other materials while being a cost effective alternative to traditional building methods. These qualities make them an ideal choice for a variety of construction and home improvement purposes.