Why You Should Choose Precast Concrete Retaining Walls

By March 20, 2018 No Comments

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you probably don’t want to hear about how much it rains, because you are already well aware of the amount of moisture that falls from the sky. However, when you think rain, do you immediately think about retaining walls?

Probably not, but you should, because retaining walls can protect your property from flood damage and mudslides. When it’s time for your business or project to install superior walls, precast concrete retaining block walls are a time saver, durable, and in certain cases, environmentally friendly. These walls can also help protect buried wiring and plumbing.

Why Precast Concrete Retaining Walls?

Concrete walls make sense for quite a few reasons. First of all, and perhaps most importantly depending on your priorities, it’s incredibly cost-effective. Additionally, concrete is incredibly durable and will last for years to come so you know the initial investment will pay for itself when it doesn’t have to be replaced after years of use.

Concrete has the ability to stand up to flooding and concrete basement walls can keep buildings more stable. While concrete may not seem like the most innovative material to construct a retaining wall, businesses keep returning to concrete because it works incredibly well, and is a sustainable product.

Why Precast?

Precast walls are ideal because of how quickly they can be installed. Typically, you can specify a height and width for your walls, so you’ll know it’s the right size for your project, and because they’re precast, you don’t have engineering inconsistencies with concrete poured on site. 

Once the walls are onsite, they can be erected fairly quickly and you won’t need to worry about mistakes with a poured wall costing you more time and money than you expected. Precast retaining walls can also be built to satisfy any building codes that are required.

Precast Concrete Retaining Walls in Vancouver, WA

If you’re ready to get your precast concrete retaining walls in place before the next storm hits, contact Columbia Precast Products today. We know that flooding can be frustrating and expensive, so doing everything you can to prevent damage to foundation systems before it happens is ideal. Our concrete is SMaRT certified, so you can know that your retaining walls are both environmentally friendly and formulated without destructive chemicals.