Razor Wire for Extra Security

razor wire palisade fenceAs we all know, fences have been used for protecting our property by increasing security and also providing some privacy.

There are many boundary wall options to secure our properties today, and it is good to look at all options before deciding what will work best for our needs.

Today we look at razor wire.   There are benefits to installing razor wire on top of walls for extra security.  

As razor wire is difficult to cut due to the steel used to design the wire being very hard, it makes it very difficult for anyone to cut the wire and enter your property.

Once you have installed the wire, it is virtually impossible for anyone to trespass, so it is a really goodrazor wire mesh fencing option, and will enhance the protection of your property and make it far more secure.  Anyone foolish enough to try and climb over the fence or cut it, will end up with very serious deep and painful cuts.

Razor wire can be installed on top of any fence to make it more secure.  One thing to remember is that the fence must be at least 1.8m whether a concrete fence, or palisade.  This is so that innocent people or animals are not caught up and injured by the wire.  

Razor wire is extremely robust and as it is galvanized it has great resistance to corrosion, so it will stay a long time without need of replacement.

It is a good idea to look at the pros and cons of adding razor wire to your boundary fence for added security.  There are different types of razor wire, so you need to know which type would best suite your needs.

If you need advice or would like a free quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

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Choose Your Best Security

There are many homeowners who install a fence around their property without giving it much thought. 

A fence is a fence….right?   Wrong!!!

burglarSome fences can actually make you a target for burglars, which is the opposite of what you really want and need to help protect you from burglars.

There are a few important things to take into consideration when deciding on the type of fence you need:

1.      Doesn’t Provide a Hiding Place.

When deciding on the type of security fence you need, think “see-through”.  You need to be able to see anyone attempting to enter your property and if they do get in, you want neighbours, the security company and passers-by to be able to see them.

High, solid security walls offer a great hiding place for burglars, and should be avoided, especially if you are living in a high crime area in South Africa.

2.    Difficult to Climb Over.

There are ways to prevent a would-be burglar from entering your property.   Here are a few important points to keep in mind.

•    Make sure the fence is high, the higher the better.
•    Another thing to check are the horizontal rails, as fences with too many horizontal rails can give burglars a foothold to help them climb your fence.  The fewer the horizontal rails are, the more safe the fence will be from climbers.
•    The top of the fence should be spiked or pointed at the top, or you can install razor wire, electric fencing, or ant-climb spikes on the top of the fence for added protection.

3.    Not Easily Circumvented.

If a burglar can easily go under the fence, or cut through it, your security fence is worthless to you.  Make sure too that your gates are closed and locked so that they can’t just walk in.

To avoid this type of thing happening, it is good to consider the following:galvanised concertina barbed wire

•    Make sure your fencing is secured into the ground with concrete.  Posts definitely need to be well secured in concrete.   Although it is a bit expensive to have a concrete footing the whole length of the fence, it does offer the best security to prevent digging.
•    Make sure that the steel used for the fencing cannot easily be cut through with, for instance, bolt cutters.
•    A fence is only as secure as its weakest point, so make sure that you have very secure, heavy duty gates that match the security of the fence.

Always bear in mind:   Your home looks more difficult to break into if you have proper security fences and gates.  It serves as a mental barrier as it will be impossible to get to the house unnoticed and a quick getaway is then out of the question, as a burglar wants to be able to get away with whatever they have stolen as quickly as possible.

If you need advice, more information or a free quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Foundations

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What You'll Need

•    Power washer
•    Bleach or mildewcide
•    Scraper
•    Wire brush
•    Safety goggles
•    Gloves
•    Face mask
•    Tri-sodium phosphate
•    Plastic bucket
•    Scrub brush
•    Concrete patch
•    Paint
•    Floor texture
•    Brush cleaner
•    Primer/sealer
•    Tape
•    Plastic wrap
•    Brush
•    Roller
•    Roller covers

You can use a fresh coat of paint to bring new life to an old basement, an exterior masonry wall, brick, or even a garage floor. With proper preparation, painting surfaces like these can be simple, and the end result will be worth the effort.

Step 1 - Clean the Surface

As with most painting projects, preparation is the biggest key to your success. If at all possible, ppressure washingower wash the surface first. This is the fastest and easiest way to remove old paint and any debris that will interfere with new paint. Use the power washer with some bleach or mildewcide if there is mold or algae present. However, you may be working inside, or in a place where the mess of a power washer isn't appropriate. If that’s the case, tackle cleaning with a scraper and a wire brush instead.

After all of the loose paint and debris has been removed, make sure that the substrate is clean. Any oil or grease on the masonry surface will bleed through the paint, causing discoloration, and possibly interfering with the longevity of the paint job. Use tri-sodium phosphate, also simply known as TSP, to clean the concrete surface before applying any product. Put on safety goggles, gloves, and a face mask; then, mix your TSP cleaner in a bucket according to the manufacturer’s instructions and scrub it onto the surface with a scrub brush to remove any grease or oil and ensure that your paint will stick well.

Step 2 - Make Any Repairs

Ireparing concretef you have any defects in the surface to repair, use a simple, ready-mix concrete patch to fix them after you clean. Refer to the manufacturer's recommendations when trying to assess how long the patch should dry before being painted.

Step 3 - Select Your Paint

When choosing your paint, the most important thing to keep in mind is location. Where is the paint going to be applied? When you’ll want to use interior over exterior paint—or vice versa—is fairly self-explanatory. Many manufacturers actually do make specific masonry paints, and some are even designated as floor paints, so you shouldn't have a hard time finding what you need if you pay attention. There are also additives for your floor paint that can give it some texture or grip. This material is inexpensive and doesn't change the color but does prevent the slips that can occur when wet feet hit a slippery floor. Some kits also come with decorative chips that are added as the paint is applied.
If you are using an oil-based paint and primer, you will need mineral spirits or paint thinner to clean your brushes, and most likely yourself.

Step 4 - Seal and Prime

Almost any masonry surface needs to be both sealed and primed before the paint is applied. The sealer is often clear, but keeps moisture from coming through the concrete. This is especially true in basements, which tend to hold moisture anyway. If you are not sure whether your basement has been sealed or not, tape all four sides of a square of plastic kitchen wrap onto the floor and leave it for 24 hours. If the floor hasn't been sealed, you will see condensed water between the plastic wrap and the floor that has evaporated up through the concrete. Check with a paint store or your local home improvement store’s paint department when selecting your products. Buy a quality masonry sealer and a primer that complements it. Use the two-step process of sealing and priming to build a strong, water-resistant foundation for your paint.

Step 5 - Paint the Surface

After your sealer and primer coats are completely dry, apply the paint. Use a paint brush to do detail work such as around windows and trim or baseboards. You alsopainting conrete wall need a brush for cutting in along the walls when painting a floor. A roller can be used to do the bulk of the painting, but make sure to read the manufacturer's recommendations as to what size nap to use. At least 3/4-inch or one-inch nap is recommended. Buy at least three roller covers, one each for the sealer, primer, and paint.

Apply several thin coats, rather than trying to apply one very thick coat, as paint actually forms a harder surface when thin coats are laid on top of each other. One thick coat often results in a gummy or soft surface. Allow each coat to dry thoroughly; this is often called “curing.” It means that the paint has dried through all the layers down to the original surface. Paint dries to different thicknesses, or “mils,” depending on its sheen and makeup. The thicker the mil of the paint, the longer this process can take. Paint applied to floors or walls in basements may have a longer curing cycle.

After your final coat of paint is applied, allow the paint to cure for the recommended time. If the paint is on the floor and you don't let it dry long enough, it may dry with footprints that will never go away.
Painting a masonry or concrete surface, be it walls or floors, inside or out, can give new life to your home. A space that may once have been dank and dirty can now be bright and clean. You can actually increase the amount of livable space you have just by adding some paint.

Contact us for a free quotation, or to discuss your requirements.

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Secure Boundary Walling

robber stuckSecure Boundary walls are real barriers, usually high walls or fences, which are designed to physically prevent anyone from climbing over them and gaining access to your property.   A large majority of these boundary fences and walls include some fence topping to prevent any intruder from accessing your property.  These walls usually include some form of injurious topping like razor wire or electric wiring.

We need to carefully assess what type of boundary fence would be best suited to our property.  We have experts who can sit and discuss your requirements and explain all the advantages and disadvantages of the different fencing types.   It will help you to decide which would be best forrobber you. 

If you live in a high crime area, you need to have a more open type of fence so that if someone intrudes they can be seen by neighbours and passers-by.  Even though open fences are not as private as we would like them to be, they have the benefit of allowing people to see if there are any problems.

Boundary fences serve only to keep honest people out,  Today criminals will do anything to climb over fences, so we should make sure what would be our best option and get a reputable company to design and install our fences, as they are more suited to erect fences correctly, and to your best advantage.

If your family and property is your number one priority, then contact us today to discuss your requirements, and advise and guide you to make the best possible security choice for you and your family.

Please contact us  today for a free quotation or more information.

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Merry Christmas

christmasWe would like to take this opportunity to wish all our clients, family and friends a very happy, safe and Blessed Christmas.

Please never take your safety for granted.

It is always a good idea to take a walk on the outside of your property and inspect your boundary walls or fences for any signs of damage.

If someone has tried to tamper with your walls or fences, please get it rectified immediately to prevent anyone gaining access to your property. It is best to get an professional company like Country Wide Walling to assess the damage and repair it immediately.

In the times we are living in, it is always better to be safe than sorry.

If you would like to discuss your requirements for a safe and aesthetically pleasing boundary wall or fence, please do not hesitate to contact us, or request a free quotation.

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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
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Clean site on completion
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