If you mentioned the phrase precast concrete you’ll initial assumption will probably be that we’re talking about an industrial or commercial application. However, this does not have to be the case!
Surprisingly, despite the fact that precast concrete is exceptionally good quality and can be sculpted into virtually any shape it is not generally used in residential applications. Fortunately this is a growing industry and there are a number of ways in which you could use this type of concrete and be more than delighted with the results:
Wood may be a traditional material but it is time consuming to create a home and it can often be difficult to keep up with all the latest energy and building codes.
This is not an issue if you choose to build with precast concrete. It is created to exact standards in the factory and then simply delivered to your door.
You can have precast concrete walls between 5 and 8 inches thick, a floor mold or even stairs; all delivered and installed in moments.
In fact, it is even possible to build whole rooms and deliver them to site; all you need to do is join the rooms together!
This makes it exceptionally easy to use and at least as long lasting as wood with much less maintenance.
If you’re looking for a safe room or a bunker then precast concrete is the way to go. There are no joins to act as weaknesses. You can have holes created at the time of manufacture for doors and vents and even conduits for all the electricity needs.
You literally will have to do nothing!
The same method can even be used to create your garden shed or your new garage.
You’ve seen the gargoyles on churches; these may be carved out of stone but n the modern world they can be made from precast concrete.
That’s one of the most attractive features of this product. You can create any style building, with ripples or any other character traits that you like and a mold can be made to suit it.
Precast concrete gives you the opportunity to have a truly unique home without having to spend a fortune.
It is important to be aware that precast concrete is exceptionally versatile. You can opt for container shaped molds and stack them to make any size building you want. Equally you can ask for a bespoke shape to be created. The cost may be slightly higher but it will be worth it!
Precast concrete is made in a factory and has to be created according to a specific standard. This means that when you purchase one of these units you’ll be assured of the quality of your product. It should be designed to last for years; even if you choose not to paint it!
If you haven’t considered precast concrete for your residential applications before then now is the time to; you may be surprised at what it can achieve.