Dutchland maintains the highest quality standards in a temperature-controlled facility to produce precast concrete that guarantees long-term durability & watertightness.
Dutchland strives to be good stewards of our environment at our facility; that’s why we’ve been proactive with green initiatives and remain devoted to cleaner soil, air and water. There is no wasted concrete at the Dutchland facility – any unused concrete is used to manufacture retaining blocks.
Additionally, each precast concrete solution from Dutchland qualifies our clients for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credit points, as our storage tanks are recognized as environmentally safe by the US Green Building Council.
Inside the 107,000 square foot precast facility, the manufacturing team constructs custom-designed precast post-tensioned concrete panels.
The indoor facility is a huge benefit over cast in place. Dutchland can manufacture panels year round because weather does not affect production.
Dutchland utilizes self-consolidating concrete with a very low water-to-cement ratio (0.38)
24% fly-ash to produce dense, impermeable concrete
Dutchland produces its own concrete with materials that come from nearby quarries and from suppliers we utilize year after year to assure predictable and consistent results.
Storing these materials in a climate controlled space allows us to keep them at the perfect moisture levels for mixing concrete.
Dutchland shapes its own steel for rebar which enables us to reach much tighter tolerances than outside companies.
Precast Panel Manufacturing
Precasting concrete results in a shorter overall project schedule because precast operations occur at our facility while site work, such as excavation and the installation of deep foundations, are occurring simultaneously.
Controlled plant environment
Results in consistency in temperature, moisture and lower water-to-cement ratios, as well as rebar and form control
Tanks are dynamically reinforced with post-tensioning tendons to maintain a higher residual compression in the walls
Significantly shorter overall project schedule because off-site manufacturing occurs simultaneously with on-site work
At Dutchland, we set the highest standard of quality throughout our operations to drive outstanding results in our precast products. Production integrity begins with detailed engineering designs and is implemented with quality materials, precision molds, and extra care in finishing and handling.
Dutchland utilizes a comprehensive and formally documented Quality System Manual that is administered by QA/QC employees independent of our plant operations. We have an on-site Quality Control Laboratory to test all materials, such as aggregate and mix components, for moisture content and gradations.
Additionally, during daily set-up procedures, the Dutchland QA/QC team conducts a “pre-pour” inspection of all molds, dimensions, and materials to ensure that accuracy and quality is built into our products. The QA/QC team also conducts a “post-pour” examination to verify the dimensions and inserts special to each piece, as well as a final check in the yard.
Dutchland’s QA/QC team also tests and documents every twenty yards of concrete for:
Cylinders for compressive strength
2 cylinders tested at 12-17 hours
2 cylinders tested at 7 days
2 cylinders tested at 14 days
3 cylinders tested at 28 days
1 cylinder tested at 56 days