One of the most popular materials for designing architectural columns and column covers is to use pre-cast concrete. Precast columns can be shaped into nearly any design, easy to finish, and enhance the look of the property once installed.
But precast columns are an imperfect choice. They are costly to fabricate, even more costly to install, and require substantial engineering to make sure they can be placed safely on the property. Patterson Whittaker uses a proprietary product that acts as an alternative to precast column covers, creating columns that are lighter weight, more affordable, and more durable than even precast.
If you’re in need of a fabricated precast column, let Patterson Whittaker introduce you to an alternative that is quickly becoming the product of choice in the US and Canada. Call Patterson Whittaker Architectural Profiles today at 206.953.5209 in the United States or 604.285.6550 in Canada for more information about our solution for “precast” concrete column services.
About Our Material for Precast Columns
In many different regions of both the United States and Canada, precast concrete columns are used in residential and commercial properties to obtain a specific architectural look with a uniform finish for largely weatherproof decoration. Precast concrete columns help designers achieve a look without some of the challenges of working with some other materials.
But it is not without its problems.
Pre-cast concrete columns are expensive. They’re heavy, and require considerable reinforcement. They cost a lot to ship, and are prone to breaking during transport. Lead times on precast concrete can also be substantial, and the technology and manpower needed to install the columns often adds to the cost.
Because of the costs and labor involved, precast concrete columns are cost-prohibitive to all but the most luxury of commercial and residential properties.
Patterson Whittaker makes columns using a proprietary reinforced, weatherproof EPS sealed in a unique cement mixture to create columns that provide all the benefits of precast concrete without the weaknesses. This unique approach to architectural product design has allowed us to create “precast concrete columns” without the challenges associated with pre-cast itself.
Our architectural columns are:
- Easy to Maintain
- Easy to Install – Very Little Manpower Required
- Quick to Ship with Faster Lead Times
Our columns are at far less risk of shipping or breaking during transport, and transport is also easier and less expensive due to the substantially reduced weight. Despite the weight difference, our columns are more durable than precast, and can be installed with essentially no reinforcement.
At Patterson Whittaker, our columns are also resistant to seismic activity, create less dust and waste for easier cleanup, and can be designed in more shapes and styles than precast without the risk of chipping.
With the ability to finish each column with different textures, we can create columns that look like natural stone, act like pre-cast, but have far fewer costs and drawbacks for both the contractor and the property owner.
Learn More About Our “Precast” Columns and Other Architectural Products
Our unique material that we use here at PW Profiles is capable of replacing almost every architectural element at your build. Because our products are so lightweight, they can also be shipped nearly anywhere in the entire United States and Canada without incurring any significant costs.
We want to show you why our products have been replacing pre-cast all over North America. Give us a call or fill out our online form to get a quote for your next precast column or other architectural project.