Why Choose Precast Concrete?
Precast concrete products offer many benefits—theyʼre strong, durable, efficient and easy to install. Used for thousands of years, concrete has stood the test of time while evolving to become even more versatile. Precast concrete is a proven solution for a wide variety of construction and engineering applications.
Here are some of the advantages.
Strength & Durability – a long- lasting solution
Precast concrete grows stronger over time. While other materials deteriorate, studies have shown that precast concrete can provide a service life of more than 100 years, requiring little or no maintenance. It’s the ideal choice for your design solution.
Easy Installation & Availability – find a producer anywhere
Precast concrete products save time—they arrive at your job site ready to install. While bad weather can stall cast-in-place projects, it isn’t a factor in precast production. Precast products are available from thousands of manufacturers in North America; most cities or regions have several suppliers.
Superior Quality – made in a quality-controlled environment
Precast concrete is produced in an environment that allows for superior consistency and quality control. Precast manufacturers can achieve lower water-cement ratios. And the strength of precast concrete gradually increases. Other materials can deteriorate and lose strength. The load-carrying capacity of precast concrete is derived from its own structural quality.
Environmentally Friendly – increasingly eco-conscious world
After water, concrete is the most frequently used material on earth. Made of all-natural materials, it’s safe for the environment and can be recycled. Concrete can also incorporate recycled materials, including industrial byproducts otherwise headed for landfills.
Additional Benefits – even more advantages to precast concrete
Precast concrete resists the buoyant forces associated with below-grade construction. Products produced in a quality-controlled environment and used with high-quality sealants offer a superior solution to watertightness requirements. Precast concrete products can be excellent barriers to vehicle traffic, due to their size and weight. Concrete products improve energy efficiency as well. Precast concrete is noncombustible.
Still have questions about precast concrete? NEPCA can answer your questions and help you find a producer in your area. Contact us for information about bridge systems, stormwater management, distribution boxes and more.