Precast Concrete Retaining Walls

stone retaining wallEven though stone or brick are the traditional style for retaining walls, you need to ask the question:

Are these really the best materials for the job?

The whole purpose of a retaining wall in residential areas is to correct the natural slope of the ground.   You need a level area for gardening.

Retaining walls need a huge amount of strength, endurance and also be weather resistant. This enables you to have a lot more use of your property.

Over the years as concrete retaining walls came into being, it may be the best material for the job.

addingcolourLet us take a look at some advantages:

1.    Choice:   You can choose between 3 basic structures.  concrete blocks, precast concrete panels, or poured-in-place concrete.
2.    Strength:   Concrete is extremely strong.
3.    Durability:   Concrete walls often last for a century or more.
4.    Ease of Installation:  Usually faster and easier to install than labour intensive masonry structures.
5.    Aesthetic Beauty:   Colour can be added during the manufacturing process so that you have a long lasting beautiful wall.
6.    Low Maintenance:   Cleaning about once a year, plus checks for cracks or wear and tear which are easily repaired.
7.    Affordability:  As the cost is mid-range, it gives you an outstanding cost-benefit ratio.

The only disadvantage of Concrete Retaining walls is that it is NOT a feasible do-it-yourself project.

Your best option in all respects is to get a professional to install your walls with effective support and adequate draining.

This will ensure that your wall will be long-lasting and will give you the aesthetic beauty you require to add value to your property and make a good impression.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at Country Wide Walling to speak to one of our consultants to discuss your requirements, or to request a free quotation.

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Razor Spikes

razor point spikesIf your boundary fence or wall is 1.8m in height, you are able to attach extra security extensions. The total height should not exceed 2m.

Three dimensional razor spikes are very popular as anti-climb protection, and also suitable to top gates.

There is a Razor Spike designed which provides greater strength, and serves as both a physical and psychological barrier to any would be intruder.

These spikes are manufactured from steel and are heavily ribbed during the manufacturing process. This ensures ultimate sharpness and strength.

razor spikes on gateThe spikes are 11cm high and consist of 2 (two) rows of spikes. The inner spike is a thinner and stiletto shaped ribbed spike which is capable of penetrating a foot or any body part coming into contact with it.

The outer spike is barbed and angled outwards overhanging the edge of the structure to which it is attached.

These spikes are virtually impossible to climb over, and are a huge security feature, and have the added advantage that they are maintenance free.

Spikes can be fitted under electric fences, to ensure the extra security and impenetrability we all seek, in order to keep our property and family safe.

razor spike warningSpikes can also be installed under roofs to make it impossible for anyone to climb onto the roof to gain access to your home or business.

As spikes are considered extremely dangerous, they should only be added to walls or fences at a minimum height of 2m. At no time must they be added where there is a possibility of injuring pedestrians.

The spikes must be completely visible and must comply with local laws and regulations in regard to height and positioning. There should also be clear warning signs to prevent any bad repercussions at any time, should an unsuspecting person get seriously injured.

To discuss all your options, and aid in assisting you to make the right choices, or to request a free quotation, please feel free to contact us at Country Wide Walling. Our consultants will gladly assist you.

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Setting Boundaries

surveyingIt is surprising that there are many people who do not know where the precise edges of their property boundaries are.

Sometimes boundaries are lost because the property has changed hands over the years.  You cannot just assume that the boundary is consistent with the existing fences that are surrounding it.

The basis of many disputes between neighbours is the exact location of the boundary of a property, or the perceived belief that a neighbour is encroaching on your property, either knowingly, or unknowingly.

In general the boundary fence belongs to both owners, and if necessary can be checked by a surveyor.

If a new fence needs to be erected, or an old one needs to be repaired, the cost should be split equally between the two neighbours.  Both property owners have a responsibility to keep the fence in good condition, and neither neighbour is allowed to remove the fence without the permission of the other neighbour.

There are some basic rules which apply to boundary fences.  

If you wish to remove or replace an existing wall or fence, it is very important to first consult with the neighbour.  Never attach anything to a fence without consulting with the neighbour.

The same applies if you wish to raise the fence/wall for more security, e.g. attaching lattice to the fencing.

angry neighbourAlways talk to your neighbour about anything pertaining the boundary fence/wall.  Ask for any agreement to be given in writing.

Should your neighbour be difficult and refuse to do their share, it is always best to first seek legal advice.
Talking to your neighbour is the best way, and will prevent any hostilities and unpleasantness.

As we have said before:   Good fences make for good neighbours.

Should you wish to erect a new wall or fence, or raise and existing one, please feel free to contact us and speak to one of our highly trained consultants.  They will be able to advise you on what would be your best option.

Or contact us for a free quotation today.

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Electric Fences

electric fence wall topElectric Fences are used to increase the security of a boundary wall, and are an electrified barrier added to the top of a boundary wall or fence.

Make sure you check the by-laws in your area before erecting an electric fence, or any wall or fence, as local authorities and municipalities have their their own by-laws that must be complied with.

An electrified fence is an electrified barrier erected on top of a boundary wall or fence, and may not be a freestanding electric fence.

No freestanding electric fences may be erected along any boundary, in such a position that it would allow people to accidentally come into contact with it. Electric fencing is erected to keep intruders out, so should not be erected in such a way that a passer-by could accidentally come into contact with it.

electric fence topElectric fences must always conform to the following specifications:

• They must not be any higher than 450mm.
• They must always be at least 1.8 m above ground.
• They can only be erected on top of walls or fences.
• They must never encroach over site boundaries.

Other wall-top barriers, e.g. barbed wire, should never be electrified, as the purpose of electric fencing is that a person who touches the electric wiring, will let go immediately.

Electric fences are an excellent deterrent to would-be intruders, but we can’t stress enough, they should never be a danger to anyone else.

If you would like more information about boundary walls or fences, please do not hesitate to contact us, or to request a free quotation.

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Sliding or Swing?

electric driveway gateOnce you have decided on the walling you would like, you also need to pay attention to the type of gate to complete your security installation.

You can have plain steel gates or gates with doggie bars. These are important to keep your fur babies safe inside your property.

Our sliding gates are made to suit our clients, and are installed with high quality gate tracks. The gate tracks are important to ensure the gate moves smoothly, and does not put any stress on the gate motor, thus prolonging the gate motor life.

Anti-lift brackets ensure the gate cannot be lifted off the track to obtain easy access to your property, ensuring added security. At Country Wide Walling we believe in supplying our customers with a fully tailored package, and take pride in delivering outstanding workmanship and products.

Whether it is a sliding gate or a swing gate that you require, we can and will deliver and install together with your walling, to ensure you have the full security you require.

retractable driveway gateSteel gates can be made with fancy patterns as well as plain, to suite individual needs. Our walls and gates will give added value to your property, and are both aesthetically pleasing as well as a practical solution to securing your property.

Spikes or spears can be added to the centre or top of the gate to make it difficult and painful for anyone wishing to intrude on your property.

Steel is definitely the best option for gates as they are not as easy to cut through as a wooden gate would be, should someone try to get through to your house or garage.

Why not contact us today to discuss what is best for you to keep your family and property safe, or to request a free quotation. Our consultants will gladly assist you.

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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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Direct from factory
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TEL: 011 743-2222
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ADDRESS: 7th Street,
Witpoort Estate,
Brakpan, Plot 222,
East Rand, Gauteng,
1540