Concrete panels are used for floors, walls and roofs across different properties. Concrete panels have a long life span, and they can be recycled or moved to a different location. Concrete panels can be tilt-up or precast. There are benefits and limitations for both types. Industrial construction services can use both tilt-up and precast concrete panels to work on large-scale business sites. Tilt-up and precast panels can also be used for residential properties. The type of panel used will depend on factors such as access to the site, the availability of services and design requirements.
The advantages of precast panels
Precast panels are concrete panels which are poured off-site and transported to the site. They are relatively fast to make and they can be made in factories in large quantities. As they can be made in factories, production is not affected by weather conditions. Furthermore, as they are made in factories, any waste can be easily recycled. Precast panels possess a strong, durable structure so that they are suitable for a range of buildings. Additionally, precast panels are effective at resisting fire and flood. Precast panels can also include different recycled materials, such as ash.
The disadvantages of precast panels
Precast panels are typically more expensive than tilt-up panels because they require a greater number of services to be used in the production and transportation of the panels. Additionally, manufacturing can be affected by regular working hours for both factory staff and supplies from other tradespeople which can also increase cost. Furthermore, specialised equipment is required to install the panels. There has to be enough space around the construction site for large equipment, which is not always available.
The advantages of tilt-up panels
Tilt-up panels are concrete panels that are poured onsite. Tilt-up panels are typically cheaper to produce than precast panels because they use materials that are available in the local area, rather than shipping in materials and there are generally fewer workers required to construct tilt-up panels. Additionally, tilt-up panels can be installed at smaller sites, unlike precast panels.
The disadvantages of tilt-up panels
Tilt-up panels generally require a slower process because the panels have to be carefully cured. Curing is where optimal conditions are used to allow the concrete to achieve an effective structure. During this time, the concrete has to be kept moist. Additionally, an issue with tilt-up panels is that it is more difficult to create a quality finish than compared to the manufacturing of precast panels.
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