Precast Concrete vaults are nontoxic, environmental friendly material and more importantly because of its high specific gravity, precast resist buoyancy, making it an ideal material for use in all underground applications. Precast Concrete vaults are being used in all underground applications and for underground electrical distribution.
Concrete vaults are designed to protect and provide access to the critical connections and controls for not just electrical cables, but also for gas, steam and water system controls, fiber optic and telecommunication wiring. Day by day the need for underground utilities and telecommunication cables is increasing thus the demand for precast concrete vaults is also going high. We at precast blocks are the top manufactures of precast concrete can help you to choose the best as per your need.
Lets look at the advantages associated with precast concrete vaults.
Advantages of concrete vaults:
Compared to other materials like steel, fiberglass or cast concrete vaults, precast options provide several advantages:
- The concrete material strengthens over time
- These precast concrete vaults are non-combustible, maintaining structural integrity during fire
- The vault’s weight provides resistance to disruption due to changes in groundwater
- The material used in the production of precast concrete vaults are non-toxic which makes them environmental friendly.
- Compared to other material, precast concrete vaults offer easy and cost-effective installation
Because of the advantages associated with the precast concrete vaults, these vaults are a versatile solution for many underground applications.
Uses of Precast Concrete Vaults
Concrete vaults are available in various shapes and sizes. From rectangular, square, round, octagonal to any desired configurations. In addition to supporting underground utility projects, concrete vaults have been used for:
1. Water retention
Precast concrete vaults are used for stormwater management, one of the most important thing about storm water management is to control the flow of water to reduce flash flooding. Precast concrete vault can be used as an underground retention vessel which enables water runoff to be captured and retained, then released in a controlled manner after the storm through outlet piping.
2. Water treatment
Precast concrete vaults are used in the water treatment process as settling or sedimentation tanks. Additional vaults may be used for biological treatment and sludge storage.
3. Hazardous material containment
Concrete valves are used to enclose biological, chemical, radiological or physical materials which are hazardous to the humans, animals or to the environment. These tanks can be stored, either above or below ground. These vaults are usually lined to prevent leaks.
4. Product storage or caves
Concrete vaults are also used for industrial uses such as cheese production and wine-making. For better taste, cheese needs to be aged and stored with temperature and humidity control. A concrete vault can be used in such situations where it insulates cheese from heat and air. Older the wine the tastier it is when stored under temperature-controlled conditions. A precast vault can give customers a high-quality storage solution.