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What is Efflorescence?

Posted on November 4, 2020

As summer left in a hurry, we skipped fall, and landed straight into winter. As we go through these different climates during curing process your... Read more »

Thin Brick precast panels – a fad on the rise!

Posted on November 2, 2020

As many of you in the design community are getting more and more familiar with some of the new façade options for arch precast panels you are... Read more »

Rising to the Challenge

Posted on November 2, 2020

Earlier this year, Wells Concrete was awarded the Franklin Light Rail Maintenance Facility addition in Minneapolis with general contractor, LS... Read more »

How It’s Made: Architectural Concrete Finishes

Posted on November 2, 2020

Architectural precast concrete wall panels provide one of the most versatile exterior architectural products available to the market. Using... Read more »

Procedure for Determining Fire Ratings for Precast Structures

Posted on November 2, 2020

Often times we get asked about the fire rating for a total precast structure that incorporates precast double tees.  In this blog I will walk you... Read more »

Precast Concrete: The Perfect Material for Fire Resistance

Posted on October 30, 2020

In today’s paper where I live, one of the headlines was, “Blaze destroys condo project.” The story goes on to describe how fire fighters doused... Read more »

Hardened Construction vs ICC-500 in K-12 Gymnasium Applications

Posted on October 30, 2020

This methodology, commonly referred to as ‘Hardened Construction’, allows the engineer to pick a wind speed that is lower than the 250 mph and use... Read more »

Student Housing and the Benefits of Precast

Posted on October 30, 2020

Speed: The use of precast concrete components facilitates a faster construction process, while also minimizing onsite material and labor costs. ... Read more »

Creating Safe Structures

Posted on October 30, 2020

Dangerous and deadly storms are happening all too often.  As we clean up Mother Nature’s devastation, talk inevitably arises of how to best guard... Read more »

ICC-500 Storm Shelters

Posted on October 30, 2020

Generally speaking, code changes require slightly modifying engineering procedures, policies, or methodology. One recent code change has not... Read more »