Precast Concrete: Its Types, Advantages, Manufacturing
5. Precast Shell Units: Plain or lightly reinforced concrete can be used in the form of precast shell roofing. A suitable frame is made to cast the shell unit. The hessian cloth is spread over it. The cloth is given a sort of sag to maintain the shape of the shell. To regulate the thickness, a thin frame of 2.5 cm height is placed.
In the middle of the 19th century, in Bavaria, a mixture of cement, sand and water was first used to form roof tiles out of concrete. Many homes built with these first concrete roof tiles still remain, proving their durability. In the early 1900s, coloring pigments were added to concrete roofing tiles in Europe to simulate the appearance of clay.
Architectural Precast The design advantages of architectural precast concrete are enhanced by the extraordinary whiteness of Lehigh White Portland Cements and by the excellent thermal properties, strength, noise reduction, low maintenance, moisture and fire resistant properties inherent in precast construction.
DekTek Tile is an elegant, and innovative precast concrete decking material that is especially designed for elevated decks and roof decks. DekTek’s luxury tile decking is custom-poured, high-strength concrete deck tiles that support more than 1,000 lbs per tile. The concrete deck tiles are 1” thick and weigh approximately 10.5 lbs per square foot.
Flat Concrete Roof Tiles refer to a variety of profiles completely lacking in any barrels or rolls. Increasingly popular with designers, architects and home buyers, a flat tile roof offers a crisp, clean appearance that perfectly complements both traditional and modern architecture.
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