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Happy New Year 2018

bbqWe wish all our clients, future clients and friends a wonderful 2018.

In 2017 we talked about security, perimeter walls and fences, and how to keep our family and possessions safe.

We trust you had a very safe and happy festive season, with peace of mind, and could therefore relax and enjoy time with your friends and family.

If you have not as yet secured your property, and made it safe, we urge you to make it your priority for 2018.

burglar windowAs the New Year starts we all have dreams and goals to achieve. The last thing we need is the stress and worry about our property and family being properly protected.

We are all aware of the high crime rate in South Africa, so we need to do our part in safeguarding those we love from potential danger or attack.

At Country Wide Walling we take pride in not only supplying high quality walls and fences, we make sure they are also aesthetically pleasing, and a valuable addition to complement any home, and add to it’s value.

With over 25 years of experience in the Walling Industry, Country Wide Walling are leaders in the Industry, and are therefore able to manufacture, supply and install all your walling needs.

We also give a 2 (two) year guarantee on all our manufactured products, direct from the factory.

Make a decision today and contact us to discuss your requirements, or for a free quotation.

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Tree Damage

tree close to wall of houseTrees are so beautiful and we all want trees around us, but there are situations where trees can damage our walls.

Trees should not be planted close to any structures, whether it is boundary walls, or the house walls.

Trees should always be regarded as potential sources of damage, whether it is the roots distorting the structure or that the tree is too close to the wall and is pushing it over as it grows, and there is also the branches hanging over boundary walls and allowing easy access to the property.

Although all trees should be regarded as a source of damage, there are some varieties that are more prone than others.]

• All Eucalyptus varieties
• Lombardy (Free State) Poplars
• London planes
• Willows (Salix) of any type
• Jacarandas

Low boundary walls can be lifted or pushed aside by the roots of trees if growing near the surface, You need to keep trees a safe distance from any structure to diminish any potential damage.

tree rootsTree roots can also cause damage to sewers and drains and this in turn will encourage localized root growth.

The roots can enter the drain or sewer through the damage causing blockages and thus aggravating the initial damage.

All this can cause water to dam up near the wall, and the soil to shift and this could cause distortion of the wall or fence.

You need to plant trees with caution to avoid damage or either your drainage, sewer and even the mains, and also to any built structure. Keeping a good distance between all these elements can prevent a lot of problems which can develop over time and cost a lot to sort out at a later stage. It can even mean having to tear down your walls or fences and rebuild.

To talk to one of our consultants, or to request a free quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

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Water Damage to Perimeter Walls or Fences

water damageIf boundary walls or fences and foundations are not designed and built correctly, they can be subject to damage and cracks. Most damage is caused by soils that contract and expand due to excess moisture in the soil.

As the soil absorbs the water, it swells and then shrinks as it dries out again. Pressure on the foundations is ongoing, and if not properly designed and built, WILL lead to cracking of the walls, and in the extreme, collapsing.

Always have drainage points for water if you live in heavy rainfall areas to prevent damage to your walls and fences.
Expansive soils shrink or swell as moisture content changes, which results in heave movements.

All soil types are affected by water, and this can weaken the structure of the soil, and cause extensive damage to your walls or fences.

drainage pipeMake sure you have adequate drainage pipes built into the wall should it be required, as water that dams up against the wall is very bad for the structure.

Avoid having trees or shrubs close to your walls to aggravate the moisture problem.

Should you develop water leaks in the plumbing, and the danger of the water damming up close to your boundary wall, or fence, you need to waste no time in getting it repaired, to avoid excessive damage to the walls or fences, and having to replace walls too severely damaged to be repaired.

It is always best to get a true professional company to design, and build your walls or fences, to ensure that everything is correctly done, and, as they know what to look out for, to install what is needed to protect the walls from damage by excess water.

If you live in a very heavy rainfall area, it is a good idea to get a professional geotechnical inspection done, and you will then know what the true situation is in your area, and can then build according to the results
If all precautions are taken before a boundary wall or fence is built, you can better prevent damage to your boundary wall or fence.

Our consultants will gladly assist you, so if you need advice, or would like a free quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Boundary Protection

electric fencing toppingAlthough boundary walls and fences are mainly erected for security purposes, to keep criminals from entering your property, if you have a good quality and professionally erected fence or wall, it will also give a pleasing aesthetic look to your property.

Aesthetically pleasing boundary walls or fences not only add to the value of your property, they also add to the character of the neighbourhood. You must always remember that boundary walls and fences that front onto public streets are highly visible, and therefore you need to make sure that it is not only a security feature, but is also aesthetically appealing.

shadow of person climbing fenceMany homeowners are tending to install extra security on top of boundary walls and fences, as the crime rate is high, and criminals need to be kept out.

Electric fencing, razor wire, barbed wire and spikes are all utilized for this purpose, and are very off-putting to would-be intruders.

Always check which of these are permitted in the area in which you live, as different areas have different rules.

Always keep the area close to the walls tree free, so as not to give anyone easy access to your property via an overhanging tree branch.

Make sure the foundations to your wall are deep so that nobody can dig under them, and do regular checks to see if anyone has tried tampering with your walls.

To avoid any unpleasantness, contact your local authority about what is permissible when you put up a boundary wall or fence.

Your property and family are important to you, so make the best decision of your life today, and contact us at Country Wide Walling, for more information, or a free quotation.

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Ownership Of Boundary Walls and Fences

property wall designWe cannot stress enough, the importance of safe, well-built boundary walls. The safety of your property and family is your no.1 priority. Make sure that you do everything correctly, so as to avoid having the expense of tearing the wall down, and having to have it rebuilt.

When neighbours agree to share the costs of boundary walls and fences, the ownership of the walls and fences are then shared.

Even though you own your side of the wall or fence, and your neighbour the other side, neither one of you may do anything to the wall, e.g. lower or raise it, or break it down, without the permission of the joint owner.

Should the wall be damaged in any way, both owners must share the repair costs.

If the wall exists when you move onto the property, and ownership is not known, then it is presumed that the wall is jointly owned by both neighbours.

facebrick and steel insertsThe National Building Regulations state that walls or fences up to a maximum height of 1.8m are regarded as minor building work, and therefore do not require building plans.

Any wall or fence higher than 1.8m, and a maximum of 2.1m will require building plans.

If both sides make an effort to keep boundary walls in good condition, then it is a huge asset to property owners, and not a drain on their finances. Regular checks to see whether anyone has tried to tamper with the walls, is a wise action.

Having deep foundations, around 1.5m, is a very wise option, as it prevents anyone trying to dig under the walls to gain access to your property.

Always check the rules and regulations with your local municipality before you erect any boundary walls or fences.

If you would like to discuss your requirements, have any questions, or would like a free quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Best Service Ever

We had our Concrete Palisade Fencing Erected by Country Wide Walling in July 2015. Although our fence was only 235m long, we were still treated as if we were one of their top clients. Service, efficiency and cleanliness were a priority for me, and Country Wide Walling delivered in all these aspects. If you want the best concrete palisade fencing company in the industry, then Country Wide Walling is the right fencing company for your walling projects.

WE OFFER YOU:
Direct from factory
2 years guarantee
Our own contractors
Free quotes
Prompt services
Clean site on completion
Job satisfaction
CONTACT US:
TEL: 011 743-2221/2/3/4
EMAIL: cwwreception@yahoo.com
ADDRESS: 7th Street,
Witpoort Estate,
Brakpan, Plot 222,
East Rand, Gauteng,
1540