Orlando’s precast walls, fences and retaining walls are becoming very popular in Central Florida and 7 News reveals why, including maintenance, outdoor climate conditions, and what they can be used for.
What type of maintenance is required?
Virtually no maintenance is necessary. Once you’ve completed the precast concrete fence or wall install, that’s it. You will not have to pay for painting, oiling, resealing, rust removal, etc. (although you certainly can paint if you’d like a change of color). All you’ll need to do is wash the concrete occasionally, which is simple to do with your garden hose. Repair is equally uncomplicated, since individual components can be replaced if damaged — there is no need for time-consuming and expensive repairs to the entire structure.
Does precast concrete stand up well to climate and other outdoor conditions?
The in-factory casting and curing means the concrete’s quality is precisely standardized. It also ensures that your structure will be solid and durable, even in the harshest climate. Precast concrete, gates, fences, and walls have a long list of attributes: They’re wind- and earthquake-resistant, fireproof, insect-proof, and rustproof; nor will they rot, mold, fade, or warp with time.
Doesn’t concrete tend to be unattractive?
That depends. You could certainly install precast concrete that is utilitarian — plain, simple, and very low-cost — if it suits your purpose. On the other hand, you might prefer to choose something more decorative, which will give your property a distinctive appearance. For example, precast concrete is available in finishes that give the appearance of traditional fencing materials such as bricks, wood, or natural stone for a warm, natural feeling. Interesting colors and aggregates can also add visual appeal.
What can precast concrete fences, gates and walls be used for?
There is a wide variety of potential applications, including:
Marking the boundaries of your property in a neat attractive way.
Screening your home and garden to maintain your privacy.
Keeping small children or pets from wandering out of your yard.
Containing cattle, horses, and other farm animals.
Insulation against noise — especially useful if you are located near a busy street.
Acting as a windbreak.
Serving as a retaining wall on a steeply graded plot of land.
Adherence to local safety requirements for your swimming pool
Construction of a security fence to prevent intruders from accessing your home.
Quality and Affordability
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