Many variables contribute to the quality of concrete, but the production process for precast concrete enables control over more of them than on-site casting. In a precast plant, the mix is well-measured and exact, and the climate is controlled AND consistent.
Experts monitor the concrete as it’s made, cast, and cured to ensure quality. Every concrete project is an investment, so it matters how long it lasts and how much maintenance it needs. The investment value decreases if the structure begins to crumble before expected, but investment value increases if the structure lasts longer than anticipated.  Many of our products can be reused, resold, and moved to different sites.  Cast in place costs money to change. Precast concrete typically requires less maintenance and has a longer life cycle.
Reputable precast manufacturers that commit to meeting high standards can earn certification through the Precast Concrete Institute (PCI) or the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA). When seeking a potential partner for a precast project, PCI or NPCA certification can inspire additional confidence.