On some construction projects, you need a supplier who can design and create custom products. On other projects, you need a supplier who is capable of a quick turnaround and can guarantee an on-time delivery. Yet, on others, you need a supplier who has a reputation for timely communication and exceptional customer service.
Wouldn't it be nice if one supplier could give you all three, all the time? You've found that supplier at Advance Concrete Products.
We all hear how our infrastructure is aging. We experience the problem first-hand while driving over potholes, but have you considered what is under the roads we complain about? Failed underground structures have been ignored for decades. In many cases, existing lines can't be cut. Traffic can't be interrupted for a week at a time. Time is money.
A crew in 1910 bricked together a manhole to protect and maintain electrical lines in downtown Detroit, directly under a road. After excavating, the contractor knew this failed structure needed a fast, but strong replacement, designed for heavy loading, and called ACP.
Advance Concrete Products produced a superior precast concrete panelized manhole in the specific size for a perfect fit, installed just days after measuring, with custom openings for the existing lines.
From Our Customers
It really pays off to test fit culverts and tunnels.
I want your ADSPAN culvert sections on all my jobs. I will tell my office. They fit together so much better than the last culvert job I installed from another producer. It really pays off to test fit them in the yard as you do.
Bill S., Qualified DOT General Contracting
9 Advantages of Precast Concrete
Pre-cast concrete eliminates many of the time-consuming tasks involved with cast-in-place. With pre-cast concrete, you and your crew won’t have to haul, set or remove forms. Nor will you have to wait for a concrete truck to arrive or concrete to cure. And never will you have to worry about your concrete setting-up in the truck or performing on-site strength tests. All you have to do is dig a hole. We do the rest. What does this add up to for you? An average of 2 days shaved off the duration of your project when you use pre-cast concrete.
On those occasions when a quick turnaround is essential, stock standard concrete structures can be ready to deliver in just one hour. When a custom concrete structure is what you need in short order, many products can be delivered to your site in 48-hours or less. Pre-cast concrete from ACP makes it easy for you to meet those challenging construction deadlines.
With pre-cast concrete from ACP, your structure can be manufactured in advance and held until the hour you need it. Just one call from you sets our delivery trucks in motion. If you prefer, you can send your truck to our yard and we’ll load it up for you. Either way, you get what you want, when you want it
No longer will rain, ice or sleet cause project delays. With ACP, your pre-cast concrete structure is poured in a controlled environment so weather will never cause you to lose production time.
On those jobs where traffic is an issue and crew safety a concern, getting your excavation closed quickly is critical. The last thing you want is to wait for forms to be delivered, trucks to arrive, concrete to cure and forms to be stripped. That whole process can take 3 days with cast-in-place. With pre-cast concrete from ACP, you dig the hole in the morning, we set your structure midday, you backfill in the afternoon and you’re done at the end of the day. It’s that easy.
Whatever you need, we can create. Stock concrete products from ACP can be quickly cored to meet your exact specifications. When your job requires it, your structure can be custom made to suit your needs to a T.
When you order pre-cast concrete from ACP, you have the flexibility to make changes to your structure right up until the minute the concrete is poured in the form. With pre-cast, last minute changes are easier to make, regardless of job site conditions.
At ACP, your pre-cast structure goes through 6 Quality Control Checks between the moment you place your order and the time it’s delivered to you. Each check is designed to ensure your product is exactly what you expect when it arrives on your site.
Your pre-cast concrete structure can be delivered with all the equipment you need including complete hardware packages, risers, and access covers. Instead of buying cast-in-place concrete from one company and hardware from another, you can get everything you need for your project from ACP your pre-cast supplier. Just another way pre-cast concrete makes your job easier.
Precast vs Cast In Place
|Prep Work||You must haul, set and remove forms|
You may wait for a concrete truck to arrive and concrete to cure
You have to worry about concrete setting up in the truck
You are responsible for performing on-site strength tests
|With pre-cast concrete from ACP you simply dig a hole and we set your product in it.|
|Turnaround Time||The tasks involved with a concrete pour (see above) can add 3 days to the length of your project||Stock standard pre-cast concrete structures can be on their way to you in just one hour.|
Custom concrete can be delivered in 48-hours or less.
Your pre-cast concrete structures can be created in advance and held until the hour you need them or you can pick them up.
|Weather||With cast-in-place, rain, sleet or snow can delay your pour and your project.|
In cold temperatures and wet conditions, concrete is slow to set.
|With pre-cast, your structure is poured in a controlled environment so weather is never a factor and your project is never delayed because of it.|
|Concrete Strength||A number of uncontrollable factors can decrease the strength and durability of freshly poured concrete including: extreme temperatures, fluctuations in temperature, humidity, etc.||Controlled pour conditions, strict quality-control measures and factory strength testing ensure pre-cast concrete that meets strength and durability specifications.|
|Excavation Open Time||With cast-in-place, your excavation is open as long as there are forms to be delivered, trucks to arrive, concrete to pour and cure, and forms to be stripped.|
Best case scenario, your excavation is open 3 days.
|With pre-cast concrete from ACP you dig the hole in the morning, we set your structure midday, you backfill in the afternoon and you’re done before the end of the day.|
|Last-Minute Changes||With cast-in-place, last-minute changes are difficult to make and cost money.||Pre-cast Concrete from ACP gives you the flexibility to make changes to your structure right up until the minute the concrete is poured in the form.|
|Hardware||With cast-in-place, you must buy concrete from one company and hardware from others.||Pre-cast concrete structures from ACP are delivered with all the equipment you need including electrical hardware, steel or non-metallic racks, cast iron and aluminum access covers.|
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More Comments from Our Clients
I am very pleased with the buildings.
I am very pleased with the buildings. They look great and should provide us with many years of service. Hats off to the installation crew as they did a great job and worked well with my staff. I will certainly keep you in mind for future projects and would be happy to recommend you to others. Appreciate the follow up as well.
Satisfied customer of Precast Concrete Building
… it’s the personal relationships they create with their customers that makes them unique.
Advance Concrete Product is excellent! They’re always on-time, extremely courteous and always able to take care of any special needs we may have. I can’t say enough good things about them. More than anything, it’s the personal relationships they create with their customers that makes them unique.
That saves me a lot of money
Advance has the trucks and the cranes to off-load the structures they build for me. That saves me a lot of money. Probably 80% of the other companies that I hire around the country can't do that. With the other companies I have to rent a crane to set these vaults in the excavations but not with Advance.
Jeff C, General Contractor
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)
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