Source: Fabcon LLC, Savage, Minn.
Wains-Crete, a new precast modular base panel for use with metal buildings, suits high-traffic areas where lifts, skid-loaders and other work vehicles can damage ordinary metal walls. Fabcon is casting Wains-Crete in 8- x 10-ft. panels and partials in 2-ft. increments.
“This is the perfect solution for the building owner or contractor who wants to enhance a metal building installation by adding the perimeter protection and upgraded appearance of precast concrete,” says Fabcon V.P. of Sales & Marketing Jim Houtman. “[The] panels beat traditional masonry or block construction when you consider construction speed, thermal performance and cost to maintain.”
Wains-Crete is available in steel form or flat exposed aggregate finish in a variety of colors, offering what Fabcon notes are numerous accent options to otherwise plain metal exteriors. The modular panels are smaller and lighter than traditional precast members and can be installed using a lift rather than a crane.