Easi-Set Precast Concrete Restrooms Benefit The National Park Service

The National Park Service spans 417 areas over 84 million square acres. Since 1916, the roughly 22,000 employees strive to keep the open land in each state and U.S. territory true to its natural habitat and enjoyable for visitors. Maintaining the shelters and restrooms is part of that responsibility. The crew at the Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Van Buren, Missouri recently replaced one of its restrooms with a precast concrete building from Easi-Set Buildings.

The new Easi-Set Restroom was manufactured and installed by McCann Concrete Products Inc. of Dorsey, Illinois, a licensed producer of Easi-Set Buildings. 

“The National Park Service does a tremendous job providing and maintaining lodging and facilities for the millions of visitors each year, “ says Moffette Tharpe, managing director of Easi-Set Worldwide. “Precast concrete buildings are ideal for national parks because they are strong structures that require minimal maintenance, and they can withstand extreme weather conditions from coast to coast. Easi-Set Buildings offers a variety of restroom models with different finishes and customization options, allowing each park to offer amenities specific to its needs.”

The Carson Double Dry Model, which replaced a Romtec restroom, is an economical double vault restroom building that is ADA compliant and requires no electricity. It is ideal for remote locations, and it is delivered fully assembled. The Carson Dry comes with the FAN (fresh air naturally) ventilation technology, which uses the wind and sun to vent the restroom air. Standard features include stainless-steel fixtures and window trim and a gabled-style all-precast concrete roof with a cedar shake finish. Customization for these and other features is also available.

McCann Concrete manufactured the 11'11" x 13'9" x 9'6" restroom with exterior walls in a barn wood texture finished in a Sand Beige color to compliment the Java Brown roof. Anti-graffiti sealer was applied to the interior, and the building was customized with fiberglass doors, creating a very durable and virtually maintenance-free solution for the park service. The restroom was placed on two containment vaults and fully installed in just one day.

“The NPS staff was attentive and engaged onsite when the restroom was being installed,” said Mark Melvin, vice president of McCann Concrete Products. “The NPS mission, to preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the parks system, is very much alive at the Riverways. The staff really cared about this project and how precast concrete buildings could benefit the park visitors with minimal impact on the land, budget or long-term maintenance needs.”

From a single park restroom to an entire complex, Easi-Set Buildings has you covered.

Easi-Set provides an array of modular building solutions for Parks and Recreation officials, facilities managers, landscape architects, and more. These precast concrete buildings are durable, secure, and virtually maintenance-free. They are also competitively priced to keep your project costs in check. From baseball and softball dugouts to restroom facilities and even guard houses, we make it easy to get your job done on-spec, on-time, and on-budget.

We also make it our job to make your job easier -- both today and tomorrow. That’s why we've designed our modular buildings to go up fast but stand up to almost anything. That includes destructive weather, sharp line drives, and the test of time. There’s no size project too large or too small for our producers, they will cater their level involvement in the construction process to your specific needs.

Precast Concrete is our material of choice for its ability to imitate virtually any existing structure. Not only will your building last for decades, but with our fully-customizable options it will match perfectly with the rest of your facility. Choose from an array of finishes, textures, and colors to match your surroundings.

And we understand that each project is different. Your needs will change from one project to the next. That’s why we let you decide if you want your building delivered bare bones like an untouched palette or ready to use as soon as construction is complete. Want us to do all the heavy lifting? Not a problem. We work with multiple trades and equipment vendors to provide all necessary outfitting so that when we finish construction, your building is ready for use.

The Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the first national park area to protect a river system, the Current and Jacks Fork Rivers. Some of the largest springs in the country feed these rivers and thousands of visitors head to the park each year to explore the springs, as well as the park’s caves, trails, historic sites and unique species. More information can be found at www.nps.gov/ozar/index.htm.

McCann Concrete Products has more than 40 years of experience in the residential, commercial, and transportation markets. McCann Concrete Products is a family-owned business that can supply standard products for much construction needs, as well as one-of-a-kind structures. Visit mccannconcreteproducts.com or call 618-377-3888 for more information.

Easi-Set Worldwide, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Smith Midland Corporation, a public company, licenses the production and sale of Easi-Set Buildings and provides diversification opportunities to the precast industry worldwide. Easi-Set’s pre-engineered buildings are designed to provide durability, convenience and long-lasting security under a variety of applications. These maintenance-free structures are available through licensed precast concrete manufacturers across North America.

Discover more about Easi-Set Buildings and its network of licensed producers at www.easisetbuildings.com or by calling 800-547-4045.