Businesses are increasingly choosing concrete tilt-up construction for their projects, and it’s easy to see why. Concrete tilt-up construction is a faster way to build an energy-efficient structure that can meet your company’s unique needs.
What Is Concrete Tilt-Up?
This method of building makes use of prefabricated walls composed of concrete and rebar. The walls are transported from the manufacturer to the building site, where they’re laid flat. Cranes then lift the prefabricated walls for assembly. Without the added labor of setting up metal framing or doing masonry work, concrete tilt-up construction can take six to eight weeks off your building schedule.
Concrete tilt-up is an especially popular option for larger buildings, such as storage facilities and warehouses. Pacatte Construction has erected several 30,000-square-foot structures using this building method.
Concrete Tilt-Up and Insulation
Concrete tilt-up is not only a great option for sturdy, fast construction, these buildings can also offer significant insulation. While the walls arrive insulated from the manufacturer, some projects require higher R-values. In these instances, Pacatte Construction will add more insulation to meet the clients’ needs. Pacatte has even used concrete tilt-up for wine storage facilities, where proper climate control is a must-have.
Customization for Concrete Tilt-Ups
Concrete tilt-up isn’t a one-size-fits-all building solution. Manufacturers can create walls of varying sizes, including walls for two-story buildings. You don’t need to resign yourself to a boxy, gray façade with concrete tilt-up construction. Your building’s exterior can still feature different colors, textures and other design elements that reflect your business’ brand.