Frequently Asked Questions
We hope you're intrigued by the Verti-Crete precast products, and we hope you'd like to know more. This section encompasses the topics we hear most often. If you don't find your question answered here, please call us at 801-571-2028.
Dimensions and Specifications
The Production Process
Are Verti-Crete walls cast at my site or precast at a production facility?
How is the final coloring achieved?
Installation of Verti-Crete Walls
How are Verti-Crete walls installed?
Do I need special equipment for installations?
Pricing and Ordering
The Verti-Crete Stacker System
DIMENSIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS
Standard heights for Verti-Crete concrete privacy walls are 4', 6', or 8' tall. Each panel is 12' long and 4" to 5" thick depending on the design. Each concrete column is 20" by 20" square. The spacing then, of each column is 13' 2" from center to center.
Verti-Crete precast sound walls can be created in lengths up to 24 feet and heights up to 16 feet. However, everything from engineering strength and footings to concrete wall aesthetics are customized to your precise specifications. We encourage engineers to consult with us during the planning process to obtain optimal cost efficiencies.
THE PRODUCTION PROCESS
Verti-Crete concrete walls are precast within our proprietary Panel and Post Stacker Systems. Generally, the forms are used at a central production facility of a Verti-Crete licensee and then the individual concrete panels and columns are trucked to the job site where they are installed and stained. The forms, however, are designed to be portable. A producer may be able to temporarily move the forms and cast at the jobsite itself if the size and location of the job warrant such a move.
The most common method of coloring is to apply a specially formulated concrete stain designed to resist fading and protect against moisture penetration by sealing the concrete. After the product is installed a base color is applied with an airless spray gun. Then, accent colors are applied to individual stones to create the subtle yet realistic look of actual stone. The texture, including grout joints, is created in the mold itself.
INSTALLATION OF VERTI-CRETE WALLS
Verti-Crete columns are installed on top of individual pier footings. Two pieces of rebar cast into the footing protrude up through a hollow center within each column. Each panel then spans from footing to footing and fits within a groove cast into either side of each column. Once a section of wall is assembled and leveled, each column is filled with concrete, thus anchoring the panels to the column and footing. Click here for a standard drawing.
You do not need large cranes for installing Verti-Crete panels and posts. A 10,000 lb all-terrain forklift can handle the panels and is much more maneuverable in small spaces.
PRICING AND ORDERING
The costs to produce and install Verti-Crete walls can vary widely depending on material costs, labor rates and local engineering requirements in your area. Please contact us for guidance on how to determine what your costs to produce might be.
No, Verti-Crete products are sold through our licensed producers. These companies own and operate the proprietary Verti-Crete mold and form systems. Contractors, developers, and end customers should contact their nearest licensed Verti-Crete producer to get a quote for a precast product and its installation. Verti-Crete precast producers are located worldwide. Click here to find the producer nearest you.
Click here to find the licensed Verti-Crete producer nearest you. You can request a quote directly from any of our precast producers. If there are no Verti-Crete producers in your area, or if you have questions regarding the look, feel, or functionality of our precast concrete walls, panels and columns, please feel welcome to contact Verti-Crete directly. You may send us an email or call us at 801-571-2028 and we'd be happy to discuss your specific needs.
THE VERTI-CRETE STACKER SYSTEM
Verti-Crete Panel and Post Stacker systems occupy a very small footprint in relation to how much they produce. The Panel System has a footprint of 10' x 14' and can produce up to 960 square feet of wall per day. The Verti-Crete Post System has a footprint of 8'6" x 14' and can produce 10 columns per day.
Take a moment to review the Licensing Opportunities section of this site or contact us directly and we'd be happy to discuss our concrete mold and form system with you. We also invite you to pay us a visit. We're located just south of Salt Lake City in Bluffdale, Utah. We'd love to show you why Verti-Crete precast walls are the most beautiful and cost effective concrete walls on the market. Contact us online or call us at 801-571-2028 to make an appointment for a visit.
New producers should budget for the cost of their Verti-Crete System and annual licensing fee, both of which depend on the configuration of your system. Contact us for a specific quote. You should also anticipate what additional equipment, tools and manpower you’ll need to accommodate production, transportation and installation. If you already have a precast operation, you may already have the necessary infrastructure.