Concrete is the world’s most commonly used building material, and for good reason. That’s becauseis the strongest available. Thompson Pipe Group Precast is designed and plant-tested to resist any designed load required. Precast concrete conduits and precast structures must efficiently convey the fluid for which they are designed. Secondly, they are structures, and must be able to support the weight of the earth, as well as live loads above it. Unlike alternate products, concrete pipe accomplishes both functions through its inherent strength and rigidity. That adds up to a tremendous difference in the design, installation and long-term success of a project and a system that will meet or exceed its design life.
Thompson Pipe Group compressive strengths for precast concrete range from 5,000 psi to 8,000 psi. Our process for strength like this is derived from a combination of aggregates, cementitious material, the manufacturing process, mix design, computer-controlled batching and the curing process.
Reinforced concrete has even higher load capacities. Its composite structure is specially designed to use the best features of both concrete and reinforcement. This concrete is designed for the compressive force and reinforced for the tensile force.
Engineers aren’t the only fans. It’s Mother Nature approved too. Precast concrete contributes to environmental stewardship in many ways. We use building materials that are locally sourced such as aggregates, cementitious materials, U.S. domestic steel and sand, which have minimal impact on the environment.
Precast concrete products are cast in a factory setting which ensures tight quality control. Our highly controlled plant environment meets rigid production standards and testing specifications that meet or exceed all federal, state and local standards, including the ASTM and ASSHTO specifications. This adds extra peace of mind for the strongest pipe material you can trust. Can’t make up your mind which material is best suited for your project? Thompson Pipe Group was founded by contractors that were looking for solutions to industry pipe products, making us experts for collaborating on your infrastructure project. But don’t just take our word for it. Join us for one of our popular, live education sessions. Click here for more information.