• 1200 17th Street, TerraPreCast, Boston Valley Terra Cotta, Washington, DC


For decades architectural designs have involved embedding a facing material in precast concrete panels. Boston Valley Terra Cotta is now offering our TerraPreCast® product line as a finishing material for precast concrete. A minimum 30mm solid terra cotta veneer as well as units with custom profiles can be embedded in large precast units. The dovetail profile on the backside of the veneer provides additional surface area for the concrete to adhere to the terra cotta, ensuring a high-strength bond between the two products. This system is ideal for those needing the strength and durability of precast concrete construction, but desiring the myriad of options available in both profile and finish offered by terra cotta.

Benefits of the TerraPreCast® ceramic veneer:

  • Speed of Installation
  • Blast Resistance
  • Design Flexibility

Testing Completed and Approval Received for Compliance with the Precast Concrete Institute Standard for Architectural Terra Cotta.

Profiles and Shapes

Terra Cotta PreCast panels are available in 2” height increments from 6”– 24”. The maximum length for the panel is 60”. If you are considering larger dimensions or custom profiles, please contact our sales team.

TerraPreCast® Technical Data Sheet

Download the TerraPreCast® Technical Data Sheet as a PDF.

TerraPreCast bonded with precast concrete section diagram.
TerraPreCast Section Diagram.

Profile of a TerraPreCast sample piece from 1200 17th Street in Washington, DC. Terra cotta finishing material for precast concrete.
TerraPreCast sample pieces laid out in a dry fit from 1200 17th Street in Washington, DC.
TerraPreCast Panels.

Technical Data / Product Testing

Standard Test Methods for Strength of Anchors in Concrete Elements

Standard Test Method for Resistance of Concrete to Rapid Freezing and Thawing

Standard Specification for Ceramic Glazed Structural Clay Facing Tile, Facing Brick and Solid Masonry Units

Standard Test Method for Sampling and Testing Brick and Structural Clay Tiles