When building a house, you have to think carefully about the strength of the structure, its visual appeal, and durability. You also have to keep the costs in check since there is nothing worse than abandoning a construction project halfway. Unfortunately, a structure with the best combination of the highlighted qualities tends to cost more.
When building a house, you have to think carefully about the strength of the structure, its visual appeal, and durability. You also have to keep the costs in check since there is nothing worse than abandoning a construction project halfway. Unfortunately, a structure with the best combination of the highlighted qualities tends to cost more. This is normally the case when using standard construction methods. Switching to pre cast concrete can help you get the best structure at a price you can afford. However, that is not the only reason to build a house using pre cast concrete.
One good reason to make this switch is that pre cast concrete helps create strong structures that will last long. The main contributing factor is that the molds are poured, and cured in a controlled environment. This allows optimum conditions to be maintained throughout the curing process, unlike when the concrete is poured at the construction site.
It offers greater room for aesthetics. Unlike in the past when concrete was associated with plain gray structures, pre cast is much more flexible. There is a variety of aggregates, colors, shapes and finishes so you will end up with a fancier house. Since the structural parts will also form part of the façade, you will get the best look without incurring too much cost.
If soundproofing is a concern you have in mind when constructing your house, pre cast concrete is a great material to use. This is so because the material is dense and sturdy which limits the noise transfer rate. If you are building a multi-family residential houses, or a commercial building, reducing noise transfer will make them more attractive to potential occupants. Just like sound, pre cast concrete has intrinsic properties of thermal inertia. So temperatures in a building made from this material will tend to remain constant in both hot and cold areas.
Concrete in general is a non-combustible material. So, building with pre cast concrete will create structures that can withstand fire in case one breaks out. It is also a good material for preventing spread of fire from room to room. You only need to check the fire resistance rating to be sure you have the correct panel. Such rating is important for floor slabs and wall panels. For panels used in other structures such as septic tanks, median barriers or drainage structures, fire resistance rating is not necessary.
Building with pre cast concrete is faster. Since the panels are made in a sheltered factory environment, you do not have to worry about the weather or other factors that delay projects when pouring concrete on site. This is actually one of the ways using the pre cast concrete reduces construction costs. Projects delays usually introduce non-budgeted costs.
Opting for pre cast concrete helps you gain better control over your construction project. This is not always easy when using other materials. Since the products are put together in a factory, you only need to schedule just in time deliveries. This will not only ensure that the project runs smoothly but will also eliminate unnecessary additional costs such as store fee or security if the materials were to be stored at the site.
With all these benefits, you should consider this material for your next construction project.