Building with concrete comes with numerous benefits; however, precast and prestressed concrete includes these features:
- Rapid installation time
- Usable for complicated or simple projects
- No need for mixing trucks on-site
- Ideal for organizations with a set project flow
In addition, precast concrete is used for a variety of construction projects, including residential buildings, roads, bridges, sewage systems and commercial buildings.
Precast already uses fewer materials than many other construction resources require. For example, because the precast process uses prestressed reinforcement steel bars, fewer steel bars are required per concrete slab.
Further, many precast plants reduce waste by using local materials, recycling and reclaiming water, adjusting water-cement ratios, using hardening accelerators, choosing carbon-fiber reinforcements over steel and using SCMs to reduce cement consumption. This makes precast cost effective compared to alternative materials.
Finally, since precast concrete is designed in a controlled environment, you know it is ready for installation when it’s delivered to the worksite. There are no curing times or unchecked mixtures, which yields high-quality precast slabs.
Precast concrete offers ease of mind where other materials do not. You’ll almost never have to redo a concrete slab, and thanks to the versatility, sustainability, durability and lower costs over time, you’ll reduce construction waste without even trying. And if for some reason the precast project does not work out as planned, the slabs can be used in other projects or reassembled elsewhere.
Standley Batch Systems, Inc. offers precast plant design because we believe precast is one of the best materials for many construction projects. Find out more here.