Rapid urban development requires the help of new technology to go beyond more the traditional building methods. Precast infrastructure is one such technology that provides the means to bring up structures easily, quickly, and conveniently.
Precast technology provides the solution to infrastructural demands. It prefabricates units used in infrastructure development in controlled factory areas situated off-site. Once transported to the construction sites, these units are easy to assemble and fit to complete a structure. Reusable moulds are used to cast concrete off-site. The concrete is cured and made ready for transportation to sites. What are the advantages of using this prefabricated concrete? Look at some of the benefits of using this material for infrastructural needs.
Precast concrete does away with the need to move cumbersome machines and all other raw material needed for making concrete to the site. It reduces the work of mixing, and carrying the mixture manually to be poured into casts prepared manually. Factory made units of concrete are a convenient construction alternative.
Precast concrete is used in all types of construction work- for building houses, commercial buildings, infrastructure development projects, and special projects. The units come in both standard shapes and sizes and can also be custom made and designed for a particular structural needs. The range of precast concrete units extends from wall sections, to concrete beams and panels to hollow blocks.
Concrete units are superior in quality. They are uniform in size, each has the same density and dimension. The standardized product ensures a better finish for the building.
Concrete produces a tough surface that withstands corrosion for long periods of time. Precast concrete has the added advantage of tighter tolerance levels. The concrete mix made in the factory uses optimum water and is adequately compacted. Problems of curing are avoided with the use of precast concrete. The units are given correct drying time and the process of drying is carried out in a controlled environment to give them maximum strength.
Benefit to the environment
Use of these concrete units benefits the environment by reducing pollution of concrete dust. Natural materials are used to manufacture this concrete to help in controlling environmental damage. The process of production absorbs atmospheric carbon dioxide and cleans the air. During demolition of structures, these units cause less pollution and toxicity in the area. The units are reusable which further helps in environmental conservation.
Variety of finish
The end user gets to choose from a range of finishes according to requirement. There are non skid surfaces, patterned surfaces, and smooth surfaces available. All the surfaces can easily be treated chemically and polished for better appearance.
Using precast concrete for construction work is a smart decision. It is safe, profitable, and durable. Precast infrastructure has rapidly grown in popularity because of its versatility and high quality. Using the blocks and units simplifies the task of constructing buildings.
KEF Infra is a Pioneer of Offsite manufacturing, modular construction company & precast infrastructure in India.