By Nick Gilbert
Pleasant Road Beach in the town of Harwich, Massachusetts, has a pre-assembled precast concrete restroom supplied by Shea Concrete. The Easi-Set precast concrete structure was put together and then brought to the location and set on a stone base.
Precast Concrete Restroom on Pleasant Road Beach
The structure had the necessary apertures as required by the contractor and as per the manufacturer’s specifications. It was suitable for the beach environment and strong enough to resist harsh natural elements such as severe weather and the deluge of sea water.
Shea Concrete is a major manufacturer and supplier of high-quality precast concrete wares such as walls, sewage pipes, curbs and roadblocks, bulkheads, steps, etc. in New England, catering to the business as well as the housing structure sectors.
Gregory Stratis, Manager of Shea Concrete Products, stated that although Easi-Set is standardised to most structures, their success lies in the wares being adapted to the specific requirements of each project and keeping their customer informed at all stages of the project.
Robert Cafarelli, the engineer for the town of Harwich, was appreciative of the correct and prompt way in which Shea Concrete dealt with any hitches in the project. The job was accorded under specific conditions. The structure had to be sturdy and long lasting to beat the deterioration due to constant exposure to harsh natural elements. It had to satisfy the aesthetic sensibilities of the visitors at the beach yet should be user-friendly. It also had to comply with the restrictions of monetary funding and delivered in time to meet the demands of the Cape Cod tourist season. The internal features of the structure are admirable as it can withstand heavy, long-term use and provides usability for disabled persons.