Are you looking to embark on a new construction project? Then give precast concrete designs a try! Not only are they durable and aesthetically versatile; using modular concrete in your project can also significantly reduce construction time and expenses.
Versatility in Precast Concrete
Who said concrete should be dull and grey?
With a variety of concrete textures and colors available to choose from, your creativity is the limit. Concrete can even simulate materials like brick, stone, and granite.
From small details to big construction projects, from exterior wall panels to structural frames and cladding—precast concrete can adopt practically any function and any aesthetic you have in mind.
Longevity and Durability
Made of natural raw materials such as gravel, sand, stones and cement, modular concrete offers numerous sustainability benefits, both during and after the exterior renovation process.
Known for its durability, precast concrete can withstand rain, wind damage, natural disasters, insects and mold better than any other building material.
Concrete also has the ability to store temperature better, so you will need less energy to heat or cool your home.
And when the time comes, precast concrete blocks can be completely recycled; meaning that the environmental footprint of this material is minimal.
Precast Concrete: a Viable Option
Here you have them—the top advantages of modular concrete for your property. Will you be using modular concrete for your next construction project? Comment down below.
Improved Quality Control
As opposed to standard concrete poured onsite, precast concrete (AKA modular concrete) is prefabricated in a factory environment. This means that the key factors that affect the quality of the materials, such as mix design, formwork, temperature, and curing, can be carefully monitored throughout the entire production process.
Dimensions and reinforcements are also checked during production before sending concrete panels for construction. Similar levels of quality control are practically impossible to achieve onsite.
Cost and Time Efficiency
In construction, time is money. Using modular concrete in your project is a sure way to reduce expenses.
Both types of concrete products (standard and specialty-precast) are manufactured offsite, which allows for a smooth construction process.
Precast element production can be started, even if the construction site is still under survey or awaiting a building permit. Furthermore, when the ready precast concrete elements are delivered to the site, they are all set for immediate installation.
In addition, because most of the production of precast concrete is done in a factory, the labor costs are much lower than other materials. Even concrete panel prices will be way lower if you go with precasting.
If you’re considering an exterior home remodel, contact a professional contractor to learn more about your house’s eligibility for modular concrete.