Precast Concrete Utility Walls & Fences

Concrete fencing and utility walls are the modern solutions to better construction management due to their construction perks that make them a reliable option.


The Evolution of Substation Security Walls

In days gone by, substations were typically located on the outskirts of populated areas and surrounded by chain link fence. As development expanded, many of the substations that were originally on the periphery, found themselves now in the heart of communities and surrounded by residential, industrial and commercial development.

power plant before having a security wall
power plant after installation of a security wall

To shield the substation infrastructure from view, oftentimes colored plastic slats were inserted in the chain link fence to block off the line of sight. Substation walls in populated areas began to transition to masonry to hide equipment in some cases. But as prices of copper increased, it rapidly became the target of thieves.

To further mitigate theft and vandalism, and maintain safety, substation perimeters have increasingly adopted more solid perimeter walls such as block or precast concrete, as opposed to chain link fence, traditionally used on most substations, which can easily penetrated by cutting through the material.  The primary reason for using precast concrete walls, is that they provide higher security, install fast and offer decorative finishes. Additionally, when taller walls are required, precast concrete security walls tend to be less expensive to build than CMU walls, since continuous foundations are not required, thus reducing costs. A taller wall also increases the level of security against, line of sight, thieves and break-ins.

precast concrete security walls

Precast Utility Walls Ohio

Precast utility walls are the latest alternatives to the traditional construction that is suitable for almost all kinds of construction needs. What makes these utility walls so benefiting is their quick and easy installation ability.

Moreover, the concrete fence panels are beneficial too since they provide better site management for the construction processes. Since the casts are already made, it also requires less time as well as labour in comparison to other methods of construction.

Furthermore, the precast utility walls can easily be installed, giving a high-quality finishing, which can easily be achieved with simplified modes of workability. It proves to be ideal for construction against existing walls, stairwell walls, etc. and can be used for setting dimensions too.

When it comes to infrastructure, the precast utility walls help reduce infrastructural earthworks as well as helping improve work ergonomics. That’s why the precast utility wall is the perfect choice for schools, hospitals, office buildings, etc.

Precast Concrete Walls

When it comes to ensuring protection against extreme winds as well as increasing the security of any place, then the precast concrete fence is your only best option. We have serviced many customers in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Akron, Dayton and other Ohio cities prioritizing their needs and requirements.

An intriguing element about precast concrete walls is that they can be mixed with different decorative accents and articulations that can be customized according to the project’s needs.

Installing a precast concrete foundation can help sturdiness in the overall result since the precast walls have weather-tight enclosures, which give maximum protection against winds.

Moreover, the durability of the precast concrete walls also ensures impact resistance and blast resistance that increases the security for meeting long-term construction goals.

Their peak performance comes with cost-effective solutions, low maintenance, and substantial savings, which makes them an ideal choice for construction services. The construction of the walls is done in a controlled environment, resulting in faster production too.

AFTEC’s Security Walls offer the ultimate in:

  • Blocking line-of-site of high-voltage substation transformers and equipment.
  • Perimeter Protection from intruders from accidental electrocution, injury and death.
  • Durable protection of power equipment from vandalism and theft.
  • Flexibility of adapting to future maintenance requirements.
  • Adaption of security elements such as razor wire, lighting and electronic surveillance.

AFTEC substation security walls incorporate the industry’s best standards to protect the country’s substation portion of the power grid.

AFTEC security walls
AFTEC security walls
companies that use AFTEC security walls

Power Utility Plants Utilizing AFTEC Walls for Perimeter Security Include:

  • PG&E
  • North Western Energy
  • APS
  • KCP&L
  • NVEnergy
  • Oncor
  • Southern California Edison
  • Brazos Electric Cooperative

Maximum Security for Power & Transmission Stations

example of a transmission station security wall

Concrete Screen Wall

Concrete screen walls are the best in market right now. With these screen walls, construction processes in Ohio can easily be completed with an addition of premade designs for artistic appeal. In addition, these screen walls offer a high efficiency and duration rate, accompanied by easy construction.

Unlike other methods, the concrete screen walls are fire resistant as well as lightweight while offering a high grade of strength. Their composition is eco-friendly and safe for installation being non-toxic.

Another compelling element about concrete screen walls is that they can easily be customized according to the requirements in terms of screen height and width.

AFTEC Transformer Blast Walls

AFTEC also supplies transformer blast walls manufactured with refractory brick aggregate to withstand the heat generated from transformer explosions. Transformer blast walls are engineered to provide maximum protection between transformer units and prevent fire.

Service Areas: Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Akron, Dayton, Toledo, Youngstown, Findlay, Zanesville, Chillicothe, Massillon, and in all other cities of Ohio.

Aftec, LLC


Call us at (833) 403-1286 to learn more about our precast concrete forming systems for your next project!