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The Outstanding Benefits Of Precast Solar Ballast Concrete Blocks

by Douglas Watson

As a homeowner, one of the risks you can't afford to take is living under a leaky roof. The reason being a roofing system that lets in water leads to a myriad of problems, including mold and mildew growth, attic and ceiling damage, and spiking energy bills. One of the best ways to prevent these and many other issues related to water damage is by avoiding drilling holes on your roof at all costs, more so during solar installation. Instead of mounting solar panels on your roof using drills and bolts, how about switching to a non-invasive alternative like precast solar blocks? Below are reasons why you should use the latter during solar installation.

What are Precast Solar Blocks?

Precast solar blocks are concrete ballast blocks designed to act as non-invasive counterweights with one primary responsibility: to secure solar panels on your roof. They accomplish this task by holding down solar mounting systems mostly tailored for flat roofs that can't be drilled. Precast concrete solar blocks are usually made off-site by mixing materials like gravel, cement, small stones, and sand, then delivered to you ready for use.

Why Use Precast Solar Blocks?

Mounting solar panels on your roof using precast ballast concrete blocks is much easier and faster than using conventional alternatives. That is so because the blocks aren't manufactured on-site, saving time and effort. Plus, unlike solar installation alternatives that involve using piers or piles, using solar blocks to secure your mounting system eradicates the need for additional ground support. That means avoiding time-consuming activities like drilling holes, inserting and stabilizing support systems attached to the ground. Moreover, drilling holes on your roofing system when using solar panel precast blocks is unnecessary. Drilling is only necessary for solar installation methods that rely on nails and bolts. And the problem with having holes on your roof is they are a gateway to significant leaking issues. Water leakage eventually leads to water damages and subsequent costly repairs.

The other lovable thing about precast ballast concrete solar blocks is their portability. Suppose you want to relocate from the current house to another in the future. In that case, a fixed solar mounting system will be laborious to move, not to mention the damage left on your roof caused by the drilled holes when installing it. The same applies when you need to move solar panels to another part of your roof. But with precast blocks, that won't be an issue because they are not permanently installed on your property. That means they are flexible to relocation and therefore you can quickly move them if need be. Finally, mounting your solar panels using precast concrete blocks saves you from dealing with ground-related problems. The reason is, soil quality significantly influences the stability of solar mounting systems that use piers and piles installed on the ground. Therefore, if the ground is too soft, the entire system will likely tumble in harsh weather or sink. But, since solar blocks don't need ground support, they make such problems non-existent. 

For more information on solar precast blocks, contact a company like Ninsa Solar, LLC.