A guide to building a vibracrete fence
Thanks to our 10 years of experience specialising in Vibracrete Fencing, both installation and repair, we’re proud to say that we’ve got a few expert tips that you need to know before you decide on the type of fencing that you need installed on your property. This particularly applies to Vibracrete Fencing & Walls.
- Height – The recommended maximum height for Vibracrete Fencing is 3m (that’s 10 slabs). This is important to note, as they are extremely heavy. Any resistance against that wall (be it wind or man-made) could cause warping, cracks, leaning and eventually, collapse. We do not recommend extremely high walls in areas of open field that experience excessive winds and exposure to the elements.
- Length – Similarly to the issues surrounding height, the length of a single wall can cause that same problems. If the wall is too long and there’s a lot of pressure from either side, this could cause warping and eventually collapse.
- Foundation – A lot of people don’t think about this, but even if cement is laid down into the foundation of where a Vibracrete Fence is erected (i.e. the posts/supports), the sheer weight of those slabs could cause the foundation to sink. And worse, if the foundations experiences excessively damp conditions, this can cause corrosion, crumbling, cracking and collapse.
- Weather – Yes, the wind and severe weather conditions can cause several damaging effects on a Vibracrete Fence, particularly with high walls and long walls. This could include warping and crumbling, collapse of the foundations, fine cracks in the slabs and more. Fortunately, we use the top materials with our installations – be careful of low quotes and shoddy workmanship.
- Material – It’s important to understand that not all slabs of Vibracrete are made up of the same ingredients. Plain slabs are some of the strongest, but then make sure it’s coming from a reputable business. Then as much as people love the cobbled Vibracrete Fencing, in excessively damp or wiindy conditions, those tiny pebbles will start to corrode, and already thos slabs are very thin in terms of actual cement.
So those are our little tips to look out for. Remember, if you’re looking to construct, consult on or repair any kind of fencing, simple reach out to us and we will contact you for a FREE QUOTE asap.