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Concrete or Cement: What’s the Difference Anyway?

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It goes without saying, Hilltop Concrete knows concrete. From the concrete we use to make our precast pieces to the concrete we use in the fence footer, we make sure our concrete is up to your standard. Did you know there is a difference, and they actually don’t mean the same thing? At Hilltop Concrete, we create precast concrete fencing for all different types of locations including commercial, public works, residential developments, and utility sites. Concrete is a great fencing option because it is strong, sturdy, and durable. As you consider installing a concrete fence at your site, it’s important to know how concrete differs from cement.

Cement and concrete are not the same things. In fact, cement is a material that is an ingredient in concrete. According to specifyconcrete.org, “cement is a binding agent that can be used to stick various building materials together.” Concrete on the other hand is “a durable building material that uses cement as one of its components.” Other ingredients in concrete include stone, water, and sand. When you hear someone say “cement sidewalk,” technically they are just referring to one component in the sidewalk. All of the ingredients together (including cement) are what create concrete as a building material. This combination of materials is what makes concrete so strong and durable.

We know what you are thinking. A concrete fence? Isn’t that boring and bland? At Hilltop Concrete, we have different patterns and styles available so that you won’t even know you are looking at a concrete fence. These styles include StackedStone, OldBrick, ChiselStone, RanchRail, and WoodCast. Our fences are finished on both sides and can also be painted to fit your design needs. Most of the time, people won’t even be able to tell that your fence is made of concrete! Our attractive designs blend in with the style of your residence or business so that your fence is not an eyesore.  

One major benefit of a concrete fence is that it will be extremely durable, weather-resistant, and long-lasting. In fact, our precast fences can last up to 30+ maintenance-free years. Since our fences are precast, they are quick and easy to install. Another benefit is the security that concrete fences give a property. The fences are very strong, manufactured using 5,000 PSI strength concrete with rebar reinforcement. Our fences provide top-level security and privacy for your property. Our concrete fencing is also environmentally friendly and sustainable, which are important factors to many businesses and homeowners.

At Hilltop Concrete, we manufacture our precast concrete fence components with 5,000 PSI concrete to produce a product with strength and durability that other materials cannot match. From the durability to the longevity of these fences, they are a great option for any type of property. We know you have a choice when it comes to selecting your concrete fence contractor so please reach out to us today by email at hello@hilltopconcreteco.com or by phone at 903-630-5465 to learn more and determine if Hilltop Concrete is a good fit for your next project.