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 improved in quality and scope. From bridge construction to large warehouses, contractors are seeing lower costs, shorter project completions, and a higher quality structure. However, when it comes to looks, raw concrete is bland. That’s where architectural precast concrete finds its calling.
Some may think ‘architectural’ is just a fancy way of saying the concrete is good looking, and in some ways it does. But there is more to architectural precast concrete than solely making the concrete more attractive. The greatest advantage of architectural precast is the seemingly limitless, custom design potential. This allows contractors to erect a structure to the exact specifications the architect intended, all while maintaining the unparalleled benefits of precast. This combination makes architectural precast concrete ideal for projects where prestige, aesthetic appeal, economy, and durability are paramount.
Common Architectural Precast Products
- Extruded polystyrene
- Expanded polystyrene
Once everything is said and done, you are left with a highly-resilient, architecturally attractive product that meets both the vision of the architect and contractor. Combining both art and science, architectural precast concrete is revolutionizing the way we approach aesthetically based construction projects.