Our concrete slabs are all pre-cast at our facility in Chicago. Each cast begins
with a new mold. The molds are generated from field templates or shop drawings. There
are several advantages to pre-cast concrete countertops:
* Pre-cast molded slabs exhibit extremely flat, smooth working surfaces as compared
to hand troweled finishes which are necessary with cast in place. Cast in place countertops
are notorious for curling up at the corners due to un-even curing of the slabs.
* Less inconvenience to the end user. The process of casting concrete can, and
usually is quite messy. Add to this the fact that it needs several weeks of curing
time before it can be adequately sealed, and one can quickly see the advantages of
pre-casting at our facility. The slabs arrive complete and ready to install all plumbing
* Pre-cast slabs are removable and replaceable if necessary. Cast in place slabs
can prove to be more difficult, if not impossible in certain situations, to remove
if necessary,and, in certain situations will require destroying your cabinets to
remove the countertops.