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Dry Rot

dry rotWe have discussed the damage that wet rot can do to a fence, but that is not the only rot to attack a wooden fence.

There is also dry rot.

The loss of protective oils over the wood surface cause the wood to dry out and become flaky and brittle, which causes your fence to fall apart.

This is called dry rot.

Your fence is exposed to sun and wind and all types of weather conditions, though exposure to especially sun is more of a problem, as all the oils on the wood get dried out and cause dry rot to take over.

To protect your fence, you need to stain it at least once a year, to replace protective oils, and prevent the fence from drying out.

power washing wooden fenceBy regularly cleaning your fence you are helping to prevent rot from attacking, thus adding years to the life of the fence.

Although it is not the most pleasant job, it does help in preventing rot. Investing time on your fence will help to lengthen the lifespan.

A high-pressure washer set on a low setting can successfully be used to wash away dirt, grime, leaves etc., This must be done regularly to protect the fence from rot.

If a fence is badly affected by dry rot, patches will start flaking and falling off. Before you can stain the fence, it has to be totally dry, and, if necessary, the sections badly affected by the rot must be removed and replaced.

Although a wooden fence is less expensive than a concrete one, in the long run, a good quality concrete prefab fence is a far better option, not only for security, but because it adds value to your property.

If your fence is badly damaged by rot, there is no other option than to replace it, and a good option would be to invest in a precast concrete fence, or wall.

If you would like more information about good, quality concrete fencing, please feel free to contact us at Country Wide Walling, to discuss your options with one of our highly trained consultants, or to request a free quotation.

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When to Replace Your Fence

rotIf you have a wooden fence, the repairs and upkeep costs can start to skyrocket as time goes by. There are signs to look out for, to indicate when replacing would be the better option.

Should your wooden fence be past it’s best years, and constantly in need of repair, take note of the signs, and invest in a fence which will last for many years without the problem of constant repairs and upkeep.

1. Rot
2. Warping
3. Damage
4. Leaning
5. Loose Fasteners
6. Discolouration

No matter how frequently you fix your fence, age and climate are a huge factor in determining the life of the fence.

need new fenceWhen the repair costs escalate and it costs more to keep repairing the fence than replacing it, then you know the fence has reached the end of it’s life time, and it would be more cost effective to replace it.

Investing in a prefab concrete fence or wall is a really good decision, and well worth the investment.

Although there are still people who prefer wooden fencing, they are not as long lasting as a good quality concrete prefab fence, or wall, that is coloured during the manufacturing process, so never needs to be repainted to keep it looking aesthetically pleasing.

It is a really good option to install concrete fencing, whether palisade, plain or a pleasing design, as the maintenance is nearly non-existent, therefore your initial investment is well worth the money.

If you would like to discuss your requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us and speak to one of our consultants, or, request a free quotation.

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Steel Gate Safety

sliding steel security gateMaking sure our homes or businesses are safe by installing good quality walling or fencing is not our only priority.

We also need to ensure that we have strong gates which are working properly.

To ensure the gates are in good working condition, it is advisable to check them regularly to ensure they are functioning as they should be.

Check regularly that there is nothing on the gate tracks to prevent it from closing properly, e.g. mud or debris. Once the gate is stopped from closing by any obstacle, it will merely open again, and will then give easy access to your property.

anti vandalismYou can also install an anti-vandalism bracket on your gate, to prevent anyone from tampering with it, and thus giving easy access. Another good idea is to have an anti-crashing kit fitted which links to your alarm system. This will ensure that the alarm is activated should anyone try to tamper with the gate.

Whether you choose steel swinging gates, or steel sliding gates, always check to see that they are in proper working condition.

Steel gates are a very good option, as they do not offer easy access to your properly as would for instance a wooden gate.

If you would like more information on steel sliding gates, or steel swing gates, or for a free quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us at Country Wide Walling. Our consultants will be happy to assist you

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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 goals for 2018

2017 2018aAs the New Year has started, we are getting our minds set on what we want to do in 2018. Back to work for us, and school for the kids.

We all set our goals to achieve great things in the New Year, and that is all good.

We know that you have your family interests at heart, but, the biggest goal to have, is the safety and protection of your property, and those you love.

We, at Country Wide Walling understand all this, and therefore we are able, and ready, to assist you to achieve the best security fencing or walling you can have.

There are others out there with a different mind-set. All they can think about is gimme, gimme, gimme or I want, I want, I want. The planning they do, is how to get everything they want, without paying for it.

precast with metalYou need to make it as difficult as possible for them to enter your property, to just help themselves to your hard earned possessions, or to harm your family in any way.

We, at Country Wide Walling, design, manufacture, and install a wide variety of walls, to suit the needs of our clients.

We can supply precast and retaining walls, which are both aesthetically pleasing, and intruder resistant. You can use combinations to enhance the security factor.

The whole idea is to make accessing your property as difficult as possible.

Please feel free to come in to discuss your options with us, to find out more, and to get good advice.

Alternatively, why not contact us for a free quotation, or to talk to one of our consultants who will gladly assist you to make the correct choice.

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