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8 Advantages of Concrete

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When you decide to install a fence on your property, you may go through many other options before deciding on concrete fencing. Always consider the building materials before making a purchase, compare cost, sustainability, safety, and durability, among other things. Concrete is affordable, energy-efficient, safe, and durable, a material that can work for almost any project. Hilltop Concrete built our brand on the power of concrete, which is why we want to share the benefits of concrete as a building material. That way, when it’s time for your next project, remember to choose concrete fencing installed by Hilltop Concrete. We have compiled a list of 8 reasons we feel concrete is the superior choice.

  1. Low Maintenance - In comparison to other materials, concrete is extremely low maintenance. Concrete may never require maintenance at all! Materials like steel or wood, however, must be maintained over time. While concrete may be more expensive than wood initially, the cost you will save over time makes it a worthwhile investment.
  2. Resistant To Wind - Although moderate winds shouldn’t be a problem for most fences, very strong winds can push a fence over. To this end, look for a fence that is structurally sound and composed of sturdy material and the construction must be matched with proper installation if you want your fence to withstand the wind. 
  3. Resistant to Water - When water is allowed to sit on a permeable material, it can create mold, mildew, or rot. Since concrete is non-porous, any potential mold or mildew can be washed away without causing wear or tear to a precast concrete fence.
  4. Fire-Proof - Due to its ability to absorb heat, concrete is fire-proof. This capability alone demonstrates the power of concrete over other building materials, especially wood. Knowing the threat that fires place on our homes, projects, and lives, why not choose concrete?
  5. Extremely Durable - Concrete is a material that is built to last. In general, the lifespan of concrete is two to three times longer than other building materials. This level of durability is simply unparalleled! No matter the project, you need a building material that will last for years to come, which is why concrete remains the obvious choice above other materials.
  6. Strength - Compressive strengths for concrete pipe normally range from 4,000 psi to 8,000 psi. It is a function of other factors including, aggregates, cementitious material, the manufacturing process, curing process, and mix design. Most concrete design strengths refer to 28-day compressive strengths. It is not uncommon for 28-day tests to substantially exceed the specified design strengths.
  7. Can Be Customized - Our concrete fences are molded to resemble the look of other materials such as brick, stone, and wood. Concrete designs are essentially limitless, so you can achieve the look you want without having to compromise on weaker, less reliable materials.
  8. Cuts Down on Noise Pollution - Concrete is known to reduce noise—and even soundproof walls and floors—unlike other materials. When sound hits the molded pattern on our concrete fences, the sound is reflected and disrupted, reducing the noise reaching your home. 

When you partner with Hilltop Concrete, we promise to value the industry, teamwork, profitability, and most importantly, you! We know choosing the right concrete fence contractor isn’t always easy, which is why we want to share the same passion and outlook for your project as you do. If you’re ready to choose concrete for your next project, contact our team to learn how we can benefit you! We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have about concrete fences. Feel free to email Hilltop Concrete at hello@hilltopconcreteco.com or call us at 903-630-5465