In the past, building contractors and engineers have been constructing commercial buildings using precast concrete walls, which are now increasingly used in residential housing projects too. Main advantage of precast concrete walls over beloved concrete walls is that precast walls can be built in less time.
When a builder uses beloved concert walls, the biggest challenge is creating a level surface, and pouring even, square walls. When walls are precast, they are made in a factory, and delivered to the building site already square and level. The house structure can then be put together almost as with building blocks. The building time is drastically cut in half by this process.
Almost all precast concrete walls have a insulated core. This makes it so homes are much more energy efficient. More insurances can also be pumped into the walls cavities after insulation as well. This translates into long term savings for the home owner and a reduced impact on the environment too.
Another advantage of a precast wall is that, unlike a poured wall, which uses only horizontal steel rods, a precast wall uses both horizontal and vertical rods for reinforcement. While horizontal rods can protect the wall from cracks due to shifts in the ground level, vertical rods protect against horizontal soil pressure. Precast walls therefore are best for basements of residential homes where there is always some soil pressure from against side on the wall. The vertical rods can protect the walls in such cases.
Precast concrete is also satisfying fencing needs of many homeowners. Unlike wood fence, concrete fence will not rot or warp. Neither termites nor weather can affect concrete. In addition, concrete fencing does not require heavy work for installation. To suite to varied finishes and texture tastes, conrete walls can be used to create stunning fence for any area.
In respect of certain features, both the precast and poured walls are similar.