Best Kind of Paint to Use on Concrete

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As mediums for painting go, concrete is not one of the better ones. It transfers moisture from the ground or surrounding dirt, and it breathes and sucks up paint like a kid with a soda. Concrete requires special paint that contains binders that contract and expand right along with the surface.

Do not use oil-based or acrylic house paints on concrete or you’ll just have to paint it all over again, because acrylic paints peel, crack and just can’t take the abuse that concrete patios, sidewalks and driveways undergo.

For more information and a free quoatation, please contact Country Wide Walling today.

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Choose Wisely

yellow pre cast boundary wallBrick has always been the common choice for walls, being both sturdy and aesthetically pleasing, however prefab concrete has proven to be the better solution.

Concrete, in general, has great advantages over other materials when it comes to installing boundary walls or retaining walls.

There is Precast Concrete and Standard Concrete

Prefab walls are manufactured in a controlled casting environment, which makes it easier to control the mix, placement and curing.  It is cast in reusable moulds or forms which are then cured in a controlled environment and transported to the site and lifted into place.

Standard Concrete is poured into site-specific forms and cured on site.

This shows that Prefab is a really good option, as the site is cleared quickly, and the aesthetic beauty of your home is not impeded by having to wait for the concrete to cure before the site is cleaned and cleared.

The setting up of a Prefab Concrete Wall is far quicker and less messy, and you have the benefit of your property being quickly restored to it’s previous beauty.

prefabricationPrecast Concrete Walls are very durable and are resistant to mould, fire, rot and termites and other natural hazards.

There is no or very little maintenance required.

Colour can be added during the manufacturing of the Precast Concrete, so over time it is not necessary to repaint the walls as there will be no fading or flaking of paint.

With a good, deep foundation, it also prevents anyone from digging under your wall to try and gain access to your property.

If you would like to discuss your options, or request a free quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

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Are You Covered

electric fence extentionWith the release of crime statistics in our country, it is obvious that crime has escalated at an alarming rate this past year.

Many people are looking at improving their security in a bid to prevent becoming another crime statistic.

Whether you have concrete or prefab walling, or palisades, you are able to add an electric fence as a further deterrent to would be intruders, and an electric fence has now become a common sight in South Africa.

If you wish to extend the height of your walling or fencing, then adding an electric fence is a very good option, but always ensure that the correct fence is added and that the installation is correctly done.

cctv cameraElectric fences are used to detect, deter and delay an intruder from entering your property illegally, plus a high voltage shock should be enough to discourage anyone attempting to access your property uninvited.  It also allows your back-up security company to respond timeously.

Energizers supply the fence with power and come with batteries so that they operate even when there is a power outage.

The more security you have, the safer you will be.  It is also a good idea to have infrared sensors installed.

It is advisable to install an electric fence on a wall or fence that is not less than 1.5m high as this will prevent injury to animals or children.   The electric fence should also have at least 8 strands of electric wire to discourage any attempts to tamper with it.

Should you wish to install a new wall or fence or to extend an existing one, please feel free to contact us and discuss your requirements with one of our consultants, or request a free quotation today.

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Concrete Palisade is a Modular Fencing System

concrete palisade fencingConcrete Palisade Fencing is one of the most economical systems to install for your property boundary protection, due to its speed of installation.

It also has the benefits, and advantages of a solid wall, so can withstand the harshest weather conditions, but is also see-through, which is a great security feature as it allows you to monitor what is going on outside your property perimeter.

Concrete Palisade is a good choice over steel, as it has no resale value, resulting in stealing pieces being a waste of time, and energy.

During the manufacturing process, colour can be added which results in little or no maintenance in the long run, as well as adding aesthetic beauty to your property.

Country Wide Walling arconcrete palisadee experts in the manufacture of all concrete walls, therefore you can rest assured that the walls or fencing that are erected for you privacy and security is of the highest possible standard, and will serve you for many years to come.

You also have the added benefit of a quality product at affordable prices which is virtually maintenance free.

Whether you wish to keep children and pets inside your property, or want to keep would-be intruders out, rest assured, the wall or fencing supplied by Country Wide Walling will be a really good investment, affording you peace of mind and great satisfaction.

Why not contact us today and discuss your requirements with one of our consultants, or request a free quotation today.

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Mudjacking Concrete

mudjackingConcrete raising or levelling is a procedure that attempts to lift, and correct, uneven concrete surfaces, by lifting and altering the foundation that the structure is sitting on.  It is a way cheaper alternative to replacement.  

In some areas where there is continuous heavy rainfall, soil can be eroded and washed away.   This causes the concrete structure to start sagging and crack.  If it is not remedied timeously, then the structure will eventually have to be replaced at a huge cost.

Concrete is known as mud to those who work with it, hence mudjacking is the process of lifting the structure by pumping concrete underneath the structure to be raised.  Although different types of concrete can be used, it is usually a low strength concrete that is used in mudjacking.

On average, mudjacking work usually can be completed in a couple of hours, but larger jobs can take up to a whole day.  It is very seldom that more than a day is required.

before and afterThe footing of a structure is a very important part of the foundation.  Usually concrete with rebar reinforcement to prevent settling is used, as the footings are very important in areas with troublesome soils. Usually the concrete is poured into an excavated trench with the reinforcement bars.

It is not only heavy rain that can erode soil, rodents that burrow beneath the surface have also been know to cause the soil to erode as the soil settles on the tunnels they dig and eventually it causes the foundations to start settling and cracks appear in the structures.

Regular inspections and cleaning of your walls will enable you to detect any cracking early, before it becomes a huge problem.  You will need to take action to remedy the situation to prevent too much damage being done to the structure which will then only be fixed by replacing.

To learn more about raising or levelling concrete you can speak to one of our qualified consultants who will gladly explain and guide you to your best options.

Please feel free to contact us today for a free quotation, or to discuss any issues you have with walls that need raising or extending. Your satisfaction is our priority.

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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.

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