Precast Concrete Utility Walls & Fences

Concrete utility walls and fences have their own specific construction perks which make them the reliable modern solution for better construction management.


The Evolution of Substation Security Walls

In the old days, the substations were constructed far from residential areas. They were surrounded by chain-link fences for protection. With the increase in population, the residential areas expanded and the substations which were once far from populated areas found themselves in the middle of the communities. The residential, commercial and industrial development removed the distance between residential areas and environs.

The use of colorful plastic slats was also in practice in order to block the view of intruders. The substations also shifted on the option of the use of masonry to hide sensitive possessions. But soon the masonry became a target of thieves when the prices of copper increased.

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

In such circumstances, the best option which could help was the use of block or precast concrete as these solid perimeters’ walls provided a higher level of security and privacy for substations. The chain-link fences could not keep up with the need of the hour anymore as they could be cut easily. The perks of choosing concrete utility walls and fences were that they were easy to install, provided higher security, and could also aptly keep up with decorative function. Plus, when tall walls needed to be built, the concrete utility walls & fences were a less expensive option than CMU walls. The taller walls are the best option when better security and safety are required from thieves and intruders.

precast concrete security walls

Precast Utility Walls Pennsylvania

Precast utility walls are the best alternatives to conventional construction as they have more perks when it comes to construction requirements. The quick and easy installation factors of precast utility walls make them the most convenient option of modern times.

The concrete fence panels provide better site management. The casts are premade, so the labor takes less time and charge less money. The simplified workability is made possible because of the easy installation which leads to amazing finishing anyhow. The precast utility walls are also great when constructed against existing walls, stairwell walls or for setting dimensions.

The precast utility walls reduce infrastructural earthworks too and help improve the work ergonomics. This quality makes precast utility walls the best choice to be used in schools, hospitals, and office buildings, etc.

Precast Concrete Walls

Let it be harsh winds or foolproof security, you can rely on precast concrete walls to back you up. AFTEC has been serving many customers with dependable precast concrete walls service in Pennsylvania.

The amazing factor about precast concrete walls is that you can design them in a personalized manner so as to match the projects’ needs.

The weather-tight enclosures of precast concrete walls help them resist against the harsh winds.

The ultimate durability of precast concrete walls also ensures the blast and impact resistance, making it the best choice for long-term construction goals.

This top-notch precast concrete wall comes with cost-efficiency, low-maintenance, faster construction, easier installation, and substantial savings. This is the reason why AFTEC’s precast concrete walls are highly trusted in Pennsylvania.

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 Pennsylvania 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: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Scranton, Erie, Lancaster, Allentown, Hershey, Gettysburg, West Chester, Bethlehem, and all other cities of Pennsylvania.

Aftec, LLC


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