Dry Cast Versus Wet Cast

If you’re not well into the concrete industry, the differences in product creation and the reason for those differences can be hard to grasp. With wet cast and dry cast, the differences go further than the product’s manufacturing purposes.


Wet cast is a favorite for use in the precast industry. Wet cast is better for larger, complex concrete pieces. Think unique slabs with distinctive detail.

Dry cast uses an expensive machine, but the machine can be used for multiple slabs. This concrete dries quickly because it has a low water-cement ratio. It’s zero slump and perfect for pipes, manholes and other various products. Dry cast is also faster to produce than wet cast.

Obviously, these methods exist for very different reasons. Depending on your project’s needs, one or both techniques for molds will lead to the satisfying delivery of speed and results.

No matter if your organization is producing wet cast or dry cast, Standley Batch has the mixers and silos to complement your efforts. To find out more, contact us at sales@standleybatch.com or call (800) 325-8084.

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