Wells Concrete produced and installed 47 architectural insulated wall panels for this project that boast a mix of sandblast and thin brick finishes. The embedded town name into the sandblast finished wall panels creates a unique accent at an attractive cost.
School administrators want their facilities to project a strong, secure image with traditional appearance that relates well with existing campus buildings or scale of the neighborhood. Precast concrete components can achieve this in a cost-efficient way with added benefits no other material can match.
Using inset thin-brick techniques on precast’s panelized systems creates the look that many school districts seek. Precast’s inset brick eliminates the long scheduling needed for laid-up brick while removing several trades from the site. It ensures a high-quality, even-spaced appearance that is difficult to achieve with actual brickwork — while eliminating on-site inspections. Using traditional brick as the building enclosure can lead to a congested work site, wasted materials, added time and construction materials, problems with blocked weep holes from falling mortar, inconsistent labor expertise, weak mortar joints, efflorescence and disruptions due to bad weather. All these quality concerns and time delays are eliminated with precast concrete systems