A Repeat Customer: Finding Value in Precast Concrete Buildings

Feb. 3, 2022

Among the Civil War history and rolling hills of Culpeper, Va., is an active and growing community. City officials recently set out to accommodate this growth by improving the town’s waterlines and expanding its well system. The city has repeatedly turned to Easi-Set Buildings for various projects over the years, and it again found its solution in precast concrete structures. This time, Midland, Va.-based Smith-Midland Corp., an Easi-Set Buildings licensed producer, manufactured and installed two completely customized Easi-Span Buildings for well/water treatment buildings. 

Three ground water wells were added to the sites, working at a capacity of about 200 gallons per minute. The new precast concrete buildings that house the well equipment are 20’ x 50’ x 12’ and 20’ x 60’ x 12’, with the second being slightly larger to accommodate a laboratory. The well/water treatment buildings were customized with multiple small rooms that were created by precast partition walls. Rollup doors were added to provide easy equipment access and larger clearances. Each building was installed in less than a week. 

This is the first time the contractor has worked with Easi-Set Buildings, and the project manager says: “Everything went great. The buildings look great and everyone was so easy to work with.” 

Easi-Span Buildings are the largest clear span all-concrete building system on the market, in addition to being the only expandable concrete building system. The buildings are completely customizable with many finishes and colors. Pre-cast concrete buildings are ideal for water treatment facilities because of their strength and reliability. They are weatherproofed plus fire, windstorm, earthquake and ballistics resistant.

Easi-Set Buildings have been specified by engineers and facility managers for use in water and wastewater facilities across North America for more than four decades. Each licensed producer maintains rigorous quality control, production and installation standards. Easi-Set modular buildings provide the longest life-to-cost ratio and lowest maintenance costs of any water and wastewater building option on the market. From a single pump house to entire multi-building complexes, we have an array of options to meet the needs of all your projects. Standard and custom designs available from 8’Wx8’Lx’8H to 50’Wx350’Lx35’H.

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