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Student Housing and the Benefits of Precast

Posted on October 30, 2020

Posted by Jenny Frost

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

Posted by Amy Holliday

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

Posted by Ryan Garden

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

What happens when pre-stressed strand is cut in a finished piece of concrete?

Posted on September 24, 2020

Posted by Dustin Jones, P.E.

To understand what happens to a pre-stressed strand once it is cut in concrete, one must first understand its purpose.  Concrete is very strong in... Read more »

What are the minimum requirements for joints between precast products?

Posted on September 24, 2020

Posted by Dustin Jones, P.E.

What is a joint? A joint is an intentional space that typically creates a tolerance for clearance between adjacent construction elements and... Read more »

Painting or Coating?

Posted on September 24, 2020

Posted by Rick Girard

Are you painting concrete or are you coating concrete? Painting implies a finish thickness of 2 to 4 millimeters, while coating implies a... Read more »

Best Value: the Low Price is not always the Right Price

Posted on September 23, 2020

Posted by Scott Monzelowsky

When deciding on which precast subcontractor to use it is not only the low number that needs consideration, it is the overall best value provided... Read more »

Graphic Concrete Technology

Posted on September 17, 2020

Posted by Scott Monzelowsky

Throughout the past few years Wells Concrete has been perfecting their architectural capabilities and also expanding their product line to stay... Read more »