Upper-story walls require less preparation, since there isn’t any groundwork involved.
Tom Dugan Upper-story walls require less preparation, since there isn’t any groundwork involved.

I am a builder in coastal North Carolina. I started my company more than 20 years ago, doing renovations, additions, and remodeling projects. Over the years, I’ve had to tear out and replace lots of work in existing stick-built homes because of issues involving the various layers and pieces needed to “tighten up” an enclosure against air and water intrusion.

I started to learn about precast concrete in 2010, when a client asked me to design and build his retirement home on a small, steep slope overlooking a beautiful creek near Wilmington, N.C. The house was to have two stories of living space, above a concrete basement.

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