Ideal for large decks, foundations, or bridges, precast concrete footings provide stability, durability, and consistency during construction. Designed to stay put when placed, you won’t constantly have to readjust these footings during the project. If properly made and correctly installed, precast concrete products can last up to 100 years.
Columbia Precast can make that claim because of our state-of-the-art, environmentally controlled facility. We monitor our pieces from start to finish to make sure we manufacture a quality product consistently. No footing leaves our building until it exceeds all building code strength tests.
So why use precast footings? Aren’t poured-in-place footings just as reliable? If time isn’t a concern, extreme cold or wet weather isn’t in the forecast, and you’ve hired a reputable concrete company, you might be able to create a comparable product. But why deal with so many variables?
Once excavation has been completed, precast footings are ready to go. There is no need to set up forms, place reinforced steel, wait for hardening, and then strength testing. All of that has already been done back in our facility. As a building material, concrete is hard to beat. But why not use the best product you can?
This is the Pacific Northwest – inclement weather can have a negative effect on concrete poured on site. For example, cold or wet weather can affect poured concrete mix. Moist ground may degrade the bottom of the modular tube being used, too. That can affect the strength of the concrete as well as the composition of the footing.
Backfilling can also affect the alignment of the footings if they haven’t been properly braced. If one footing is just a few inches off, it could throw the whole project out of whack. Built with a wide base, precast footings will be as precise as you are.
Columbia Precast concrete footings can be made in many different sizes and shapes to fit your needs. Eyelets for easy installation, brackets, and other additions can be added to the footing to make your job even easier. Have an idea for other add ons? Let us know – if you can think it, we can build it!
Have a massive residential deck job or municipal pier project on the horizon? Columbia Precast Products will create the footings to your specifications, ensuring you a fast, easy installation. Contact us today for more information about our footings and any other precast products that will make your life easier.