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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Cleaning Precast Retaining Walls

addingcolourOur retaining precast walls can have permanent colour added to the wet concrete during the manufacturing process, which will ensure that future painting will be unnecessary.   You do have the option to have the fences stained or painted at a later date as a design feature.

If your fence is looking dirty or drab, you can clean the fence to make it look new again.   Over time dust and dirt can build up on the fences, and will need to be cleaned.

Even though precast retaining walls are made to withstand the elements, it does not mean that over time they will not begin to show wear, especially if not sealed properly.   Mould and mildew can grow over time, as unsealed walls absorb moisture.

PowerWashingA good foam cleaner can be applied to the walls and left to dig deep into the surface.   A power washer will do a really good job of cleaning the wall.   We recommend a sealer is applied once the wall is properly dry to prevent any further moisture stains on the walls.   

Our walls are sealed as part of the manufacturing process to keep them looking good for many years, but scratches and chips can cause moisture to seep in.

We recommend repair, or replacement of any sections damaged, as this will prevent deterioration of the walls.  Sealing the walls properly is a high priority to extend the life of the walls.

As our walls interlock, we can replace any damaged sections and ensure you have the best looking walls for many years.

If you would like to discuss your wall requirement, 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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CONTACT US:
TEL: 011 743-2222
EMAIL: cwwreception@yahoo.com
ADDRESS: 7th Street,
Witpoort Estate,
Brakpan, Plot 222,
East Rand, Gauteng,
1540