Each construction project will face different challenges therefore will require a tailored solution in terms of its structure. Structures will need to be designed, supplied and constructed using the best products suited for its purpose.
There may be many factors in deciding what type of materials to use. Factors such as budget, speed of erection, style of architecture, access onto and around site or a combination of factors. Before starting your project you may be deciding on what type of concrete would be suitable for your structure.
There are different types of concrete you can use to build your structure. From prestressed concrete, precast concrete retaining walls, in-situ concrete works. Other types of non concrete structures could include steel, wooden frame and concrete framed buildings in combination with the prestressed concrete or precast concrete retaining walls.
There are many benefits of using prestressed concrete. Benefits include being much slender and lighter than the precast or in-situ alternatives. This ensures the prestressed concrete can be installed and fitted quicker therefore saving money in labour costs and save time getting your project completed sooner. Due to the size and weight of the prestressed concrete, they take up less storage space and carry less transportation overheads as they can be easily transported from one storage to the construction site. These savings result in significant financial savings, making your project more profitable.
Prestressed concrete has many uses from being used as horizontal spanning panels, vertical propped, cantilever panels, sandwich panels with an in-situ infill or flat as roof slabs or flooring units. The solid prestressed concrete has a wide variety of thickness. Such as 80mm to 300mm. Alternatively, it’s possible to use a hollow core prestressed concrete system for walls and flooring units.
Although prestressed concrete units has many versatile benefits some projects are better suited to have precast concrete retaining walls. Precast concrete units can be made from bespoke designs or standard off the shelf units. From L shape or T shape units, self shedding dividing units, certified barrier units, concrete columns.
Using prestressed concrete is a modern construction method designed to offer speed and savings. To learn more about precast concrete retaining walls pay a visit to rsgstructures.co.uk.