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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Advantages of Precast Concrete Walls

PRE CAST COMPOUND WALL MOULD

When compared to site-cast concrete, precast does have a lot of advantages:

1.    Precast is concrete, manufactured in a controlled casting environment, making it easier to control the mix, placement and curing, then transported to wherever it will be erected.
2.    The quality can be controlled and monitored easier in a controlled casting environment.
3.    Bad weather is not a factor, as you can cast in any weather, and get perfect mixes and methods.
4.    Less labour is required.
5.    Once on site, precast can be installed immediately, as there is no waiting for it to gain strength.
6.    As you have the ability to tightly control the manufacturing process, you get an extremely durable concrete.
7.    Total construction time is less than site-cast concrete.

mouldAt Country Wide Walling, our Custom Crete precast concrete walls and fences look authentic, and our customers can build beautiful projects at affordable prices.  We design our concrete fence products to provide you with the rich appearance of stone or brick walls in a wide variety of designs and colours.

Country Wide Walling procure the highest quality moulds, and manufacture and employ the latest concrete moulding techniques to ensure you, our clients, receive a superior concrete walling solution.

Whether you need safe perimeter fencing or walling, or screening walls, Country Wide Walling can supply them at affordable prices.

Security is your priority, and we will supply you with all your needs to ensure a safe environment for your property and family.  

We have a wide range of products and designs, and one of our consultants will gladly assist you in making the right choice for your needs.

Please feel free to contact us today to discuss your requirements, or for a free quotation.

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Concrete Wall Panels

precast panelsConcrete wall panels are used for many applications, and are an affordable option for both residential and commercial properties.  Boundary walls are a good security option, but that does not mean we need to put up with lopsided, unsightly or badly designed walls.

Boundary walls should be an extension of the architecture of your buildings.  It should add value and aesthetic appeal.  Good boundary walls do add value to your property, besides being a deterrent to unwelcome people wanting to access your property.

For security reasons, a boundary wall should not be built to eye level.   That would just encourage people to look over the wall, and is easy to scale.  If you want security then a high wall with razor wire is a good option.brick iron

When you have a precast concrete wall and wish to paint it, it is a good option to take into account how close the wall is to the building.  If the wall is close, then white is not an option to use, as the sun reflects off white and would make the house or building even hotter.   Neutral or slightly darker colours are a better option.

Boundary walls can be made more eye-appealing by planting shrubs or flowers that will give it a good aesthetic appeal.  Do not plant big trees close to boundary walls, as that would provide a good option for anyone wanting to gain access to your property.

It is always better to get a professional to design and install your walling, as the result would be of a high standard and last for many years.

If you have any queries, 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
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TEL: 011 743-2222
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ADDRESS: 7th Street,
Witpoort Estate,
Brakpan, Plot 222,
East Rand, Gauteng,
1540