Happy New Year 2021

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With 2020 coming to a close, we, at Country Wide Walling wanted to reach out and send our best wishes to you and yours.

If you are making New Year's Resolutions, please remember the most important one of all.

The safety and security of your family, property, staff and clients.

We urge you to ensure you have the best Perimeter Fence available for you protection.  

cwwDo not allow the season to make you complacent.   Take walks around your property to ensure that nobody is tampering with your fencing or gates.   It is a good idea to also take a walk on the outside of your property at least once a week, thus ensuring that any attempts are immediately spotted.   If such tampering or attempted tampering has occured, we urge you to get any damaged caused fixed immediately.

It is a good idea to contact one of our consultants to discuss your requirements, and that would best suite your property.

A perimeter wall should also be aesthetically pleasing so as to enhance the value of your property.

Please do not hesitate to contact us today to discuss your requirements or to request a free quotation.

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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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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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How to Paint an Outdoor Concrete Fence

Concrete fences are typically grey and dull, making them boring and sometimes uoutdoor concrete fencensightly. To remedy this, you can paint a concrete fence, giving it colour and make it look new. Painting an outdoor concrete fence can be done alone or you can ask a family member or friend to help you. It is important to remember to use only primer, paint and sealer that is made for concrete and block. Otherwise, the paints will not bond and will flake off the fence.

Things You'll Need

•    Trisodium phosphate (TSP)
•    Bucket
•    Rubber gloves
•    Scrub brush
•    Concrete patch
•    Trowel
•    Concrete primer
•    Pump sprayer
•    Paint thinner
•    Concrete paint
•    Concrete sealer
•    Paintbrush

Mix together three parts water with one part trisodium phosphate (TSP) in a bucket.

holesPut on rubber gloves and thoroughly scrub the concrete fence with a scrub brush, cleaning away any dirt and grime. Rinse the concrete fence with plain water and allow to air dry.

Fill any holes or cracks in the fence with concrete patch using a trowel to apply the patch and to smooth it flush with the surface. Let the patch dry according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Pour concrete primer into a pump sprayer and apply a coat of primer to the fence. Let the primer dry completely before continuing on to the paint.

Rinse the pump sprayer with mineral spirits, then water and let air dry. Add concrete paint to the sprayer and spray on the first coat of paint. Let the first coat dry between 3 and 4 hours, then apply a second coat of paint.

Brush a coat of concrete sealer onto the fence using a paintbrush once the second coat of paint has dried.

For a free quotation, or to discuss your walling needs,  please contact Country Wide Walling today.

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Precast Concrete Wall Repairs

concrete crackIf your Concrete Wall has developed hairline cracks or small holes, you can and should repair it immediately to avoid the damage growing and causing a weak spot in your security.

Firstly, clean the area around the cracks or small holes using coarse sandpaper. Make sure you remove all dirt and dust from the wall.

Next, you need to soak the area around the small holes or cracks and keep wet for a few hours. Doing this will prevent the dry concrete from absorbing the water from the cement grout once you have applied it.

Mix the cement and water in a metal bucket to form a thick. Smooth grout. You need to stir continuously to prevent any lumps from forming.

Next you need to fill the hairline crack with the cement, using a trowel. You can use the trowel handle tip to pack the grout firmly and fully into the holes. Always press and spread the grout into the crack and over the edges, then smooth the grout down with the flat side of your trowel.

Cover the repaired cracks and holes with large plastic sheet, which you must tape with duct tape.

For 5 days, you need to dampen the repaired cracks or holes with a little water, then cover again. Do this every single day for the 5 days.

You can then apply a silane-based sealant to the repairs and a few cms all around the cracks or holes, to ensure a good, stable seal. Use a synthetic bristle paint brush for this.

Honeycomb in ConcreteMake sure you check your walls regularly for any sign or cracks or holes, then repair immediately to prevent any cracks extending or widening, and holes enlarging.

Security is very important today, and in no way must you allow any cracks or holes to stay unattended, thus giving would-be intruders an easy way into your property.

We, at Country Wide Walling, seriously recommend that you get the professionals to do any mending or replacing on your precast concrete walls, as this will ensure that the repairs will be done professionally and last a very long time.

Should you wish to request a free quotation, or discuss your options with one of our highly trained consultants, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

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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
Job satisfaction
CONTACT US:
TEL: 011 743-2222
EMAIL: cwwreception@yahoo.com
ADDRESS: 7th Street,
Witpoort Estate,
Brakpan, Plot 222,
East Rand, Gauteng,
1540