Why Choose Precast Concrete Walls for Your Project

Owners and architects usually have to choose two out of three options when deciding on a precast concrete wall system to use for their project. Those options? Installation speed, aesthetics, and cost. A wall project comes down to these three things, but why not have all three? AFTEC offers the ultimate solution in precast concrete wall systems.

In this article, AFTEC will share why our product is the best choice for your project. Precast concrete walls make all three of the options available, so you get only the best in the industry. Don’t believe us? Look around at the residential, commercial, and industrial industries. Each one has a need and use for precast concrete walls.

Precast Concrete Wall Benefits

When it comes to the benefits of precast concrete walls, most owners or architects are limited in their options. AFTEC offers many options in look and function. Whether you’re surrounding a residential area or installing a commercial highway wall, we can help.

#1. Aesthetically Versatile

Precast concrete walls by AFTEC offer a variety of looks and styles. For most, the block, brick, stone, and stucco aesthetics work great for their projects. What’s more, you can apply these styles to both sides of the wall system, not just one like most the industry allows.

#2. Superior Durability and Strength

As your concrete wall ages, it actually becomes more durable. The concrete hardens and offers a denser product. The caisson footings for your precast concrete wall also provide an added layer of support. Precast concrete walls will last for years to come.

#3. Excellent Protection

If you have a facility or unit that needs protection, a precast concrete wall is a great start to enclosing the area. Vehicles and projectiles will be deterred from the area, as well as forced to enter through designated areas. What’s more, you can install electronic security features to enhance the wall even more. Finally, precast concrete walls have been impact-tested for hurricanes and tornadoes.

#4. Ease of Installation

Want to have a speedy installation process compared to other wall materials? AFTEC’s precast concrete wall system is super efficient and offers a decreased installation time. This helps you save money by completing the project sooner, as well as make more by completing more jobs in less time.

#5. Consistent High-Quality

Precast concrete walls are produced in a controlled environment and then shipped to the job site. This means that the high quality of the concrete is consistent. Other materials tend to be affected by temperature, curing conditions, craftsmanship, and material quality. The consistent nature of precast concrete walls makes it the best option for your project, not being affected by these conditional factors.

AFTEC: Worldwide Leader in Precast Concrete Wall Systems

Unlike other materials, AFTEC precast concrete walls are strong, durable, and aesthetically pleasing. You do not have to choose two of the three benefits with concrete walls. You can enjoy them all. What’s more, AFTEC will take care of all your industrial, commercial, or residential precast concrete wall needs. Contact us today for a quote.

Residential Project Managers: Here’s Why You Ought to Use Precast Concrete Walls

You’re building a subdivision, and you’re deciding if you ought to build a surrounding wall. It’s a small decision that can have a big impact on the community at large. Walls have been used for centuries to keep people out and/or keep them in. Now, walls are used for a variety of reasons, but it’s mostly to reduce noise pollution, increase perceived value, and make people feel safe.

Why Use Precast Concrete Walls for Your Subdivision

Managing an entire subdivision project is no easy feat. It’s a process that requires a huge time commitment and delivers a variety of challenges daily. When it comes down to building a wall to make the neighborhood more exclusive, it’s a tough choice. However, the use of precast concrete walls is a net positive to your project.

Benefits of Residential Precast Concrete Walls

You want the residents of the community of your building to feel safe, even before they move into their new homes. How do you achieve this? You build a precast concrete wall. Here are some benefits to the subdivision of your building when you add a wall around the neighborhood.

#1. Security

Not only will those who live inside the neighborhood feel safer, but they will actually be safer. Deterring criminals and other nefarious activity is a net positive for the community you’re building. What’s more, a wall is the first step toward adding other security features like gates, cameras, and more to ensure the safety of those in the neighborhood.

#2. Peace of Mind

When people feel safe, they interact more with one another. If you can help your potential home buyers feel safe even before they move in, they will be more likely to purchase in your neighborhood over any other. Peace of mind is priceless to homeowners these days. With the news constantly telling them how awful things are, your community could be the breath of fresh air they need to make a home purchase.

#3. Exclusivity

People pay more for exclusivity to something. Consider the brands around the world that sell a limited amount of their products for astronomical prices. You can create this feeling of exclusivity by installing a precast concrete wall around your neighborhood. The status of living in a specific neighborhood will fuel a rise in home prices, which makes you a better return on your investment.

#4. Community

When people feel more safe, they interact with one another more often. This creates a feeling of community. A tight-knit community is more likely to live longer in their homes around one another, which increases the chance of community longevity. This creates stability as the return on your investment pays off.

AFTEC: Your Worldwide Leader in Precast Concrete Walls and Systems

If you’re a project manager in search of a concrete wall to enclose your subdivision, you’ve discovered the right company for the job. Across the United States, AFTEC provides precast concrete wall products to customers to meet their construction project needs. Globally, AFTEC sells precast concrete wall systems that improve productivity and efficiency when installing precast concrete walls. No matter your needs, we have the solution. Contact us today to get a quote.

6 Precast Concrete Products to Consider for Your Construction Project

At AFTEC, we strive to deliver the absolute best in precast concrete wall products, including systems and services. Whether you’re a manufacturer looking to add precast concrete wall systems to your product line or you’re in need of a wall for your subdivision, warehouse, or industrial complex, we can help.

In the concrete industry, there are dozens of products you can choose from for medium to large-scale projects. Alongside AFTEC’s precast concrete walls, you may need some of the following precast concrete products to complete your construction project. While this is not an exhaustive list, these are the most common we’ve found while working worldwide with contractors, project managers, CEOs, governments, and city councils.

6 Common Precast Concrete Products

When it comes to precast concrete products, three things come to mind. Cost-effective, durable, and efficient. Your construction project needs all three to be a success for you, your superiors, and the customer. In an effort to help you find precast concrete products that will serve your projects, here are the six most common:

#1. Agricultural Products

When it comes to withstanding weather and climate, precast concrete products are the most durable option. As you’ll see in another one of our blog posts 7 Famous Border Walls From Around the World, concrete walls last a long time. In some cases, walls have lasted for more than a millennia. Precast products like bunkers, silos, feed bunks, grids, fencing, slats, troughs, and more all can be precast.

#2. Site and Building Amenities

Whether you own and operate a parking garage, office building, warehouse, or industrial energy complex, you can utilize a wide variety of small to large precast concrete products. For example, fireplace mantels, cladding, trim, walls, foundations, beams, floors, and more. In some cases, structural components can also be precast, which saves you time and adds immense durability to the product. Consider a multi-story car park. Much of the structure can be precast so that productivity and efficiency are at peak performance in regards to erecting the structure.

#3. Retaining Walls

For most, retaining walls are considered small landscaping features for homes across the country. While these smaller retaining walls can be erected by a local contractor, larger retaining walls for highways, commercial buildings, and industrial energy can be extensive. What’s more, sea walls are another potential precast concrete product.

#4. Stormwater and Sanitary

One major use of precast concrete is infrastructure, specifically sanitary and stormwater applications. These two applications are typically designed and installed underground, which makes precast concrete a super efficient and productive way to accomplish the construction project goal. Some precast concrete products for these applications include manholes, catch basins, and stormwater detention vaults.

#5. Utility

Structures in utility are vital in protecting the use of energy around the world. Whether it’s a utility accessory, building, or exterior wall, precast concrete helps utilities keep energy sources safe and running properly. Products like utility vaults, trenches, buildings, poles, walls, and more all play a role in the integrity of energy.

#6. Transportation

Roads cover much of the cityscapes around the world. What’s more, the sound from vehicles traversing these roads can become noise pollution. What’s more, the integrity of these roads around overpasses, bridges, tunnels, and more all require concrete as structural support. Precast concrete products help support these structures, as well as reduce noise pollution.

Precast Concrete Wall Applications

In all of the areas mentioned above, precast concrete walls have been and can be used to achieve an objective. What’s fascinating is that a majority of precast concrete wall industry is utilized by government initiated projects to initiate infrastructural development. Other applications include schools, highways, office buildings, warehouses, industrial complexes, and more. The durability, longevity, and aesthetic opportunities offered by precast concrete walls are wide. Whether you’re in need of residential, commercial, or industrial precast concrete wall products, AFTEC is here to help.

AFTEC: Your Worldwide Leader in Precast Concrete Wall Systems

Whether you need a precast concrete wall erected or you’re looking to offer precast concrete wall systems to your customers, AFTEC is here to help. Across the United States, AFTEC offers precast concrete wall products to our customers. Around the globe, we offer various precast concrete wall systems like StoneTree® and SoundTec® forming systems. Contact us today to get a quote for your project.

6 Questions Every Precast Manufacturer Should Be Able To Answer

If you already are an AFTEC manufacturer, or you are interested in becoming one, this blog post is all about the six questions that every precast concrete wall and fence manufacturer ought to know the answers to. As a manufacturer, you’re working with project managers and contractors to help them get the concrete wall or fence product they need in a timely manner. In some cases, you are installing the wall or fence for them. In other cases, you’re simply providing the production equipment and oversight. Here are six questions that you ought to know the answers to, as well as the answers AFTEC suggest you use.

Answers To Six Precast Concrete Manufacturer Questions

As an AFTEC precast concrete wall forming system manufacturer, you need to know the answers to a lot of questions. Here are six of the most common questions you will get asked as a manufacturer:

Question #1 – How Are Precast Concrete Walls, Fences, and Barriers Made?

Precast concrete is formed in molds. The concrete walls, fences, or barriers can be reinforced with steel to increase durability and strength. Components are manufactured and cured in controlled environments so that project managers and contractors can get the best product possible. Barriers, walls, and fences are formed and poured to exact dimensions and up to 25-plus feet in height (or to match the dimensions needed).

Question #2 – How Does Precast Concrete Wall Installation Compare To Traditional Materials?

Precast concrete walls, fences, and barriers install faster and quicker than traditional materials. The concrete panels and columns are “pre-made” which means the concrete contractor needs less equipment to actually install the concrete walls, fences, or barriers and their components, as well as the time to complete installation is shorter. Traditional materials like wood, vinyl, bricks, blocks, or otherwise, take longer, cost more, and require more equipment to successfully install. When you choose precast concrete walls, fences, or barriers, you save time and money on the project.

Question #3 – What Kind Of Maintenance Do Concrete Walls, Fences, or Barriers Require?

Little-to-no maintenance is needed for concrete walls, fences, and barriers. Unlike traditional materials like wood, brick, stone, vinyl, and more, concrete is resistant to weather, temperature, and insects. What’s more, the initial investment for a concrete wall, fence, or barrier lasts for decades as opposed to years when compared to other materials. Overall, you will spend less time and money on maintenance for a concrete-based wall compared to any other material.

Question #4 – Will Precast Concrete Last In Harsh Climates Or Other Outdoor Conditions?

The short answer is yes. A precast concrete wall will stand up to many environmental conditions like the weather, temperature, and altitude. There are few materials that can withstand frigid cold and sweltering heat as well as a precast concrete wall.

Question #5 – Do Precast Concrete Walls Allow For Attractive Styles And Designs?

Yes! Precast concrete walls, fences, and barriers all offer a variety of textures and aesthetics that can add visual value to your industrial or commercial project. No longer do you need to stick with the standard concrete wall style. You can choose textures like brick, stone, block, or stucco.

Question #6 – How Can Precast Concrete Walls Be Used?

Precast concrete walls, fences, and barriers can be used for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Sound/noise walls
  • Highway sound barriers
  • Utility walls
  • Security walls
  • Retaining walls
  • Perimeter/boundary walls
  • Privacy walls
  • Hurricane walls
  • Combination walls

Precast concrete walls offer a solution to a variety of industries and their wall, fence, or barrier needs.

Become An AFTEC Precast Concrete Forming System Manufacturer

Want to become a local manufacturer in your area? AFTEC offers training, equipment, and support for you to start and run your own successful business. Knowing the six questions above is enough to get you started in your area. You can also include AFTEC’s forming systems into your current business model to create outstanding opportunities for growth.

Choose AFTEC

As the worldwide leader in designing precast concrete forming systems, AFTEC is here to help you succeed, whether that’s through our StoneTree® Forming System or our SoundTec™ Forming System. When the founders of AFTEC entered the industry, precast concrete walls were produced horizontally. Now, after years of innovation, AFTEC offers vertically produced precast concrete walls, fences, and barriers. This simple change saves you money and time.

Contact AFTEC today to get a quote!