News

5 Advantages of Insulated Precast Wall Panels

With high versatility, rapid construction, and unparalleled energy efficiency, insulated precast wall panels, aka sandwich wall panels, have become increasingly popular in a number of building applications, including educational, residential, medical, retail, commercial, governmental, correctional, and industrial.   Along with nearly unlimited building potential, let’s take a look at the main advantages of insulated precast… Read More

7 Advantages of Precast Hollowcore Slabs

At Taracon Precast, we are dedicated to creating products unique to the construction world. This uniqueness manifests itself in a suite of benefits in structural quality, cost savings, safety, and more. One of our trademarks is the in-house manufacturing of precast hollowcore slabs. As the heroes of flooring, roofing, bridges, and mezzanine systems, there are… Read More

Precast Concrete 3D Rendering Technology

It’s safe to say that the pioneers of precast concrete would be impressed with the engineering and innovations in today’s industry. With strength as the foundation of initial precast design, today’s designs involve an entire suite of factors, including strength, energy efficiency, reinforcement, and resiliency. Precast concrete is a flexible material that can be made… Read More

Shining Light on Architectural Precast Concrete

Concrete. A beautiful solution of sand, rock, cement, and water. When mixed, poured, and cured properly, concrete serves as one of the world’s most sought-after building materials. In order to protect the process from uncontrollable and undesirable outside factors, companies began pre casting the concrete in controlled environments.   Since then, concrete products have drastically… Read More

How Controlled Curing Methods Increase Precast Concrete’s Strength & Durability

There is much more to concrete than simply mixing, pouring, and waiting for it to harden. For concrete to perform properly, it must be appropriately mixed, placed, and then cured in a controlled environment, especially during the early stages of hardening and hydration. Hydration: a chemical reaction in which cement’s main components form chemical bonds… Read More

7 Advantages of Precast Concrete 7 advantages of precast concrete

Made popular by its strength, durability, and aesthetic versatility, concrete is one of the most sought after construction materials in the world. However, just like any industry, the demand and need for better solutions is inevitable. Precast concrete has revolutionized the way contractor’s approach their concrete needs and solutions. Among the multitude of advantages of… Read More

Precast Concrete In Cold Weather precast concrete in cold weather

There is one harsh, yet unavoidable, reality the construction industry faces each year in our area: frigid winter conditions. Project schedules, construction quality, and employee safety are all negatively affected by the seemingly never-ending Midwest winter. Fortunately, due to the innovative capabilities of precast concrete in cold weather, contractors are now able to battle sub-zero… Read More

The Beautiful Truth of Precast Concrete: Prestressed Concrete prestressed concrete

With severe limitations in both span and load capabilities, conventional reinforced concrete found its much needed replacement in prestressed concrete innovation. Architects and engineers are now able to design concrete structures that are not only lighter and shallower, but just as strong. The act of prestressing allows ‘load-balancing’ forces to be introduced to the precast… Read More

The Beautiful Truth Of Precast Concrete: Precast vs. Cast-In-Place precast concrete vs site-cast concrete

Whether you are contracted to bridge the gap between two neighboring communities or erect a company’s new headquarters, implementing the right concrete solution is crucial to any project’s success. Before your bidding process begins, let’s take minute to cover the major advantages of choosing precast concrete solutions over cast-in-place: Quality The most important factor in… Read More