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.
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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.|