How to Lift Precast Concrete

How to Lift Precast Concrete

There are many construction companies that use a precast concrete system instead of pouring concrete on site. Production of precast concrete is used in a wide range of applications including architectural panels, free-standing walls, landscaping blocks, capstones, security walls, barriers, and pipe. Forming the precast concrete is completed on the ground level, which increases safety during the process. There is more control of the quality when the system can be completed in a precast plant rather than on a construction site. Also, the forms that are used in a precast plant can be reused many times over, which allows for lower cost of formwork when compared to that of casting at the job site.

Lifting, moving, and positioning the precast concrete systems can be quite cumbersome due to the weight, size, and shape of the object. Maneuvering a concrete pipe or panel to attach the lifting straps can be just as burdensome. Fortunately, there are other options available for contractors who prefer a more productive method when handling these materials.

Kenco Corporation manufactures a wide range of lifting attachments that are specific to the precast concrete worker. A wall system can be transported to the job site in a horizontal position, lifted off vertically and then placed into position using the innovative Panel Clamp. A Pipe Lift can be used to grab, lift, and set concrete pipe directly into the trench. Jersey wall and other security barrier wall systems can be easily moved using the Kenco Barrier Lift. Many of these actions can be accomplished with just one machine and one operator. These are just a few of the attachments that Kenco has designed and engineered to enhance the capabilities of the precast contractor.

Kenco prides itself on making the job of contractors who use precast concrete easier, more productive, and more cost effective.

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