Blakeslee's entry into the construction industry dates back to 1844 with a family run business known as C.W. Blakeslee and Sons. Recognizing the benefits of what was at the time an emerging technology, Blakeslee formed a prestressed concrete division in 1958.
Since then we have been providing customers in the construction industry with value engineered solutions utilizing precast, prestressed concrete building structures.
Blakeslee's level of quality has long set the standards in the prestressed, precast concrete industry for state-of-the-art design and construction. Our design innovation and flexibility allows us to meet the ever-changing demands of the marketplace as we continue to provide Building Solutions for the 21st Century and beyond.
Performance, Service and Quality
By adhering to these principles, we've earned the trust of developers, owners, general contractors and architects throughout the Northeast. The result? A series of relationships that are as enduring as the structures we build.
Our headquarters is situated on a 36 acre site in Branford, Connecticut. This enclosed 150,000 sf facility contains a state-of-the-art computerized concrete batch plant as well as steel fabrication, engineering, carpentry and quality control departments, allowing control over all aspects of design and production.
OUR BUILDING SOLUTIONS
Parking / Mixed Use Structures
Blakeslee has been at the forefront of state-of-the art parking garage design and construction for the past 45 years. Our business has been built upon developing close relationships with our customers by providing them with value-engineered solutions that meet their needs, and while doing so, achieving a very high level of customer satisfaction.
Having Blakeslee involved during the early development of your parking project allows the team to benefit from the experience we have gained with more than 200 parking structures.
The Northeast Extreme Tee (NEXT) Beam developed by the PCI Northeast Bridge Technical Committee is utilized in the design of bridges to reduce both labor cost and time spent in the field.
Have a special project in mind? Contact Blakeslee to see how we can help you design your project and make it a reality.
Benefits of Precast/Prestressed Concrete to Owners
Owners and developers considering new structures must balance a variety of needs, including aesthetics and function. Each plays a role in achieving success with the finished project, and maximizing them all takes great experience and expertise. Precast prestressed concrete not only can ensure these general goals are met, but it also provides a myriad of life cycle and ancillary benefits that are hard to match with other materials.
Precast prestressed concrete is a highly adaptive and easily erected material that responds well to site needs, such as tight locations, and the desire to blend with existing structures or site conditions.
Precast concrete can mimic a wide variety of costly facing materials, including limestone, granite, sandstone and terra cotta.
Creation of Customized Components in Unusual Shapes and Sizes
Precast's ability to provide rustication and detailing as well as reveals and other decorative treatments allows it to create drama and character on any facade.
Speed of Erection
Casting precast prestressed components off-site ensures fewer problems maneuvering at the site among crews and subcontractors, which speeds their work.
High Performance Concrete/Durability
Blakeslee Prestress typically provides products with higher compressive strengths and lower water cement ratio's than those used for site cast concrete.