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Why Choose Precast Concrete?

 

InletWith more than six billion cubic meters produced each year, concrete is the most widely-used manmade  construction material in the world. For literally thousands of years, builders have relied on concrete’s strength and versatility to create structures that more than stand the test of time.  Its superior strength, durability and overall structural integrity make precast concrete the preferred building material in seemingly countless applications, including the ever-expanding field of Stormwater Treatment and Management.

The Army Corps of Engineers attributes a useful life of 70 to 100 years to precast concrete structures, and those structures will continue to function long after the designed useful life of the project has passed. Because precast concrete does not bend, warp or deviate from its original shape, it is sure to be compatible with any future plans for project expansion or upgrade.
 
Arch Manufactured using local, natural and benign materials, precast concrete’s localized production process ensures greater responsiveness and accountability to the customer from the manufacturer.  Keeping you in direct contact with the manufacturer is just another way that choosing precast concrete can save you time and money.


ManholesInstallation of precast concrete structures is familiar and often-practiced in the construction industry. Unlike the installation of some other materials, it requires no specialized experience or training.  Plastic product installation requires adherence to tedious and rigorous installation specifications. The specifications add time and cost to any project. Supervision, oversight and the recording of contemporaneous job notes are necessary to document compliance with the manufacturer's specifications. Failure to comply will compromise the structural integrity of the installation, invalidate any manufacturer warranty, and produce liability to all parties except the manufacturer.  Installation of precast concrete structures is fast, efficient and straightforward.  Yet another way precast concrete saves you time and money.

An environmentally friendly product, precast concrete requires less energy to manufacture than plastic products require.  Choosing precast concrete over plastics is also choosing to conserve the world’s diminishing petroleum supply and to support the American economy, since imported petroleum is the major component of almost all new plastics.  Production of precast concrete products is better for our environment and better for our economy.
 
Box CulvertAmerica's infrastructure is the foundation upon which our productivity and industry are built. Such a valuable institution cannot be entrusted to inherently inferior products and materials. Not all infrastructure products are created equal. Durability, strength, integrity, and versatility are the essential elements of long-term value.  Quite simply, plastic products are no match for precast concrete’s proven legacy of strength and quality.

 

The choice is precast concrete when you want the job done right!

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The following is a list of applications requiring precast concrete stormwater structures for NPDES Phase II compliance:

  • Parking Lots
  • Driveways
  • Access Ramps
  • Streets, Roads, Highways
  • Airport Tarmacs, Aprons, Taxiways and Runways
  • Manufacturing Sites
  • Industrial Sites
  • Commercial Sites
  • Brown Field Sites
  • Retrofit Sites
  • Stream Enclosures
  • Any area requiring H-20 or HS-25 load-bearing capabilities

 

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