Precast concrete is a creation product produced by pouring concrete in a reusable mould which is then cured in a controlled setting, transported to the destination site and lifted into place. In contrast, standard concrete is poured into site-specific forms and cured on site.
By preparing precast concrete in a controlled setting (typically referred to as a plant), the precast concrete is given an opportunity to fully cure and be closely monitored by employees. Utilising a Precast Concrete arrangement offers many potential rewards over onsite casting of concrete. The manufacture process for Precast Concrete is carried out on ground level, which helps with safety all through a project. There is a better control of the quality of materials in a precast plant rather than on a construction site. Financially, the forms used in a precast may be reused hundreds of times before they have to be changed, which allow cost of unit to be lower than for site-cast production.