How Durable is a Tilt-Up Building?
When you think about all the concrete that is being used in these types of structures, many people question just how durable it can be. These buildings are extremely durable. Consider this: concrete is impervious to corrosion, rotting, rust or insect infestation. Those concrete buildings created in the 1940s are still standing today with very little wear and tear. In California, an earthquake prone state, they are using Tilt-Up construction for 90% of their commercial projects since they are so durable. It is not uncommon for these buildings to stand for well over a century without having to do anything other than maintenance that is often less maintenance than traditional buildings.