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Trends and Innovations in Precast Concrete Walls

Society’s growth rests on the cusp of remarkable innovation and trends in construction. Out of the many forms of structures, precast concrete walls hold the potential of beauty, ease and speed of installation, the application of green technologies, easy repairs, and shipping from manufacturing site to construction location. At AFTEC, we pride ourselves on propelling the […]

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What Can Precast Concrete Commercial Fences, Gates and Walls Be Used For?

AFTEC Concrete Wall Image
Typically when we think of concrete walls, the image that comes to mind is the plain gray walls lining the side of the freeway. Our walls, on the other hand, are cast vertically, which allows for decorative textured liners to be incorporated into the forming system which creates an aesthetic finish on BOTH sides of the wall. The textures are […]

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ICF and CMU Walls

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 Insulating Concrete Forms and Concrete Masonry Units In construction there are two options when building concrete walls:  ICF (insulating concrete forms) and CMU (concrete masonry units).  For years, CMU’s have had a large advantage in construction, in part because builders knew about the long-term reliability of CMU’s, and when building structures, sticking with a proven […]

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Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) Walls

A concrete masonry unit is a piece of concrete, like a cinder block which was one of the more popular ways to build a wall.
Use of CMU in Fence Construction One of the more popular ways to build a wall in the past was by using CMUs, or concrete masonry units.  A concrete masonry unit is a piece of concrete, like a cinder block. Typically, these units are grouted together to serve as part of the construction process, which […]

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Benefits of Precast Concrete Retaining Walls

Benefits of Precast Concrete Retaining Walls
Throughout history, walls have served myriad purposes. Some keep things in, others keep things out. Some are symbolic, and some are aesthetic; they draw a viewer's eye to and from specific locations. Others protect and defend.  Retaining walls (and similar items, such as rock revetments, slope stabilizers and noise abating walls) have become iconic parts of […]

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What it Takes to be National Precast Concrete Association Certified

National Precast Concrete Association Certification: The Hallmark of Precast Quality Excellence
National Precast Concrete Association Certification: The Hallmark of Precast Quality Excellence Is the concrete producer that made your precast fence able to answer "yes" when asked if they meet over 50 separate production and product quality standards? Any concrete manufacturer can make a precast fence, but only plants that adhere to the strictest guidelines and […]

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10 Ways Our Competitor’s Concrete Walls are Scarier than Dating Taylor Swift

FTEC continually strives to be on the cutting edge of efficiency and innovation of design with concrete fencing forms, forming equipment and concrete fence wall systems.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the country-rooted tunes of Taylor Swift. And while her golden tresses and red lips might be appealing, her reputed obsession with her cats and man-eating tendencies are not nearly as adorable. But you know what’s even scarier than the chanteuse and her rabid fan […]

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