Prevention is Better than Cure

algae on wallIf you live in a hot, humid climate, with plenty of rain, chances are that your walls are exposed to too much dampness, which in turn gives algae and fungus, and even moss, a foothold to grow and spread.

There are ways to prevent and combat this.  

When your walls are erected, always make sure there is a good drainage system in place to prevent the water damming up against the walls.

Cleaning your walls regularly is a sure-fire method to prevent any algae or fungus attacking your walls.

Over time, algae can even discolour your walls, making them unsightly and spoiling their aesthetic beauty.

Do not allow grass, weeds, leaves, or any debris to build up next to the walls, as these will retain the water, which in turn will keep the walls damp, making them prone to algae and fungus attacks.

Avoid planting any shrubs close to the walls, as this will facilitate water retention, which in turn will keep the walls damp, thus encouraging algae and fungus growth.

Regular inspection, and cleaning of the walls, will ensure that any chips or cracks are quickly seen.  

wall with drainage panelChips and cracks are ideal conditions to give algae a foothold to grow, so always fix these as soon as possible.  This will also help in avoiding the expense of removing, or even having to replace badly effected areas on the walls.

There are wall designs which incorporate good drainage, and these are the best to erect in hot, humid and rainy areas.

Prevention is always better than cure.  If there is no algae, there is no need for a cure.

If you would like more information on good, quality concrete walls and fences, or would like a free quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us at Country Wide Walling, to speak to one of our consultants today.

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No Place to Hide

green palisadeWhether you choose palisade or solid walls, your main concern is security for your property, family and belongings.

There are many options for security walling, and a lot to take into account when choosing what is best for you.

Not only do you want security, aesthetic appeal is also a must, as it enhances not only the look of the property, but also the value.

treesShould you choose palisade fencing, there are also options available to you. Palisade fencing comes in concrete, or steel.   Palisade is a great off-putter to would be intruders, as it offers no privacy or hiding places for them once they enter your property, but it is also not as private for you as a solid wall would be.

The fact that it offers no cover for intruders is a good reason to use palisade, as intruders can easily be seen from the road

You should always use either a low brick fence as base, or a concrete apron on which to build your palisade, as you do not want intruders being able to dig under the fence to gain entry. Make sure you have a good foundation, so that it is too difficult to dig under to gain access to your property.

Palisade can also be used as a topping on brick or concrete walls.  This will prevent children or animals from slipping out of your property and getting into the traffic, as well as being off-putting to would be intruders.

Always make sure that you do not have trees growing close to your boundary walls, as this is an easy way for intruders to gain entry.

Do feel free to contact us today to speak to one of our consultants, or to request a free quotation.

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Concrete Security Walls

ready made wallConcrete walls can be decorative and not just a dull grey structure as we imagine.   During the manufacturing process permanent colour can be added to the wet concrete mix to ensure that the colour will be permanent, and the walls will not need to be painted in the future.
Alternatively, the walls can be painted at a later stage to incorporate the desired colour to complement the design of the property or wall.    

Concrete is the perfect walling material as it does not rust like steel, and is very limited maintenance, and is very durable, stable and long lasting.

Why settle for ordinary when you can have a wall that is not only strong, durable but also aesthetically pleasing.   In South Africa we value our privacy and security.   We tend to build high walls as a sense of security and a deterrent to would be criminals.   It is therefore a good idea to have a concrete fencerazor wire of about 2.4m and top it with palisade, razor wire, barbed wire, or electric fencing.  

Unfortunately the high walls also offer criminals a good way to be undetected once they are in your property.  There are many aspects of security to take into account when deciding on a security wall for our properties, therefore it is a good idea to discuss all pros and cons with an expert who can advise and guide us to make the correct choice for the safety of our family and property.

Country Wide Walling are walling specialists and can give you expert   advice and guidance to ensure you have the best security possible.

If you would like to speak to a consultant or would like a free quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us, we will gladly assist you.

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Sliding Steel Gates

Sliding Steel Gates

Along with providing walling for your home, country wide walling also are gate manufacturers that can install sliding steel gates and steel swing gates.

We believe in supplying our customers with a fully tailored package to soothe your needs. Why not install a sliding steel gate, or pedestrian gate along with your precast wall. Have a contractor on site, once. Have it done right.... Steel gates have several advantages over other types, such as gates made from wood. The reason is that steel is seen as more powerful than wooden gates, steel is also heavier. Many people rather choose steel gates for their driveways as opposed to wooden gates. If a burglar were interested in breaking in through the garage door, it would be easier to cut through a wooden gate as opposed to a steel one. One of the biggest reasons why people will choose steel when it comes to their driveway, will be security. There are also other factors involved. Making a solid steel structure can be extremely expensive, it also becomes difficult to transport and install. Unless the wooden door has been customized and carved to a certain specification, it won’t necessarily allow people from the outside to see in, while with a steel gate, one can normally get fancy shapes designed on it, which will allow people to see a bit inside a property, this can be a good thing if you want to impress people who pass by, but it can also incite robbers to try and break in. There are several companies which operate nationwide, many of  them are responsible all the way from manufacturing the gate to its installation. They not only sell the gate, but they will also offer some sort of gate repair service, should one encounter any troubles in the future. Whether you are situated in Bloemfontein, Kimberley or Gauteng, let us install a steel gate with your concrete walls.

Should you require more information on sliding steel gates or steel swing gates, 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