Precast concrete structures are all around us — in the buildings we occupy and beneath our feet as part of our region’s buried infrastructure. What makes it such a popular building material? What are the advantages of precast concrete structures?
A high percentage of buried infrastructure projects rely on concrete forms. Concrete is safe for water applications, impenetrable to the elements, and sound when placed against inevitable environmental stressors.
Plus, it lasts virtually forever. Many ancient structures made with concrete remain standing and functional to this very day.
Precast Concrete Advantages
A list compiling the advantages of precast concrete would be a mile long. But some of the more common reasons for using precast forms for infrastructure projects would definitely include the following:
- It’s efficient (in production, delivery, and installation)
- Concrete is a sustainable and environmentally sound building material (precast concrete is a green resource made with natural materials)
- It’s strong, durable, and lasts ages
- It’s plentiful
- Precast concrete forms are reusable
Regarding this last bullet point: Compared with pour-in-place installations, precast forms are highly practical and they save a lot of time. All the necessities of pour-in-place concrete — production, hardening, strength-testing — occur at our facilities before being delivered to the site for installation.
Also, concrete withstands extremes of temperature and can remain standing and structurally sound even after fire, wind storms, and other natural hazards. Concrete will never rot or rust and requires fewer repairs and maintenance. Insects are no match for concrete, either.
Finally, one of the most popular advantages of precast concrete structures is its affordability. Owing to the wide availability of materials used in its production, concrete saves money and time, which as we all know is also money.
So Many Uses
We know about the widespread use of precast forms for structures. Experts know to use concrete in stormwater management, water treatment, hazardous material containment, and other structures. It’s also standard material for underground vaults (electrical, communications, gas) and storage spaces.
And of course, builders use concrete for many structures — everything from the buildings themselves to the patios and sidewalks that surround them. Think of some of the world’s most famous structures and chances are they were built using concrete: the Sydney Opera House and the Jubilee Church in Rome are just two of the most prominent examples.
The advantages of using precast concrete — and all types of concrete, really — are apparent across a wide range of applications. Precast concrete products are ready to help you and your firm build structures that remain standing for the long term.
Rogue Valley Precast
What can Rogue Valley Precast do for you? Get in touch with us today, and let’s partner on your next project. Our precast plant allows for greatly reduced production times and high-quality materials delivered to your construction site.
Rogue Valley Precast fires its prestressed concrete construction products good and strong. We cure all of our precast concrete components in a controlled environment. Our work remains aesthetically versatile and in wide demand for many precast concrete construction endeavors.
We can help by reducing the time between production and installation in new office buildings and other large-scale construction projects. Rogue Valley Precast is perfectly positioned to be your single resource for all precast concrete structures.