Wet Fence Rot

wet rot on fenceIf you have a wooden fence, one of the things that can give you problems is rot. There are different types of rot, and you need to know which one is affecting your fence, to enable you to treat it, or to prevent it happening.

We all know that there are still some people who prefer wooden fencing to the more secure concrete or steel. It is for this reason that you need to take care of your wooden fence to prevent rot from destroying it.

Wet rot is the result of the bottom of the fence being in constant contact with moisture, and is usually accompanied by a damp smell, which is pretty unpleasant.

Wet rot can also have a black fungus growing from it Once this fungus has taken hold of the wooden fence, it is extremely unpleasant to smell, and is also spongy to the touch.

Sometimes the wood will look fine in the front where it has been treated, but the back is rotting away. The bad, musty smell is a dead give-away where wet rot is present.

bad wet rotIf the wet rot dries, the fence will generally disintegrate, and the fence will also become warped.

It is a good idea to use treated wood fencing, although will increase the cost of the fence substantially.

If you need to repair a fence with wet rot, it may be necessary to cut out or replace the badly affected sections. The wood also needs to be completely dry before it can be treated. When you use treated wood, it is far more resistant to rot, with the draw back being the costs involved.

Although a wooden fence is aesthetically pleasing, it does not supply the necessary security which is needed to protect your home and property.

There are many options in prefab concrete fencing or walling, and many equal, or even surpass the aesthetic quality of a wooden perimeter fence.

Before you make your final decision about the type of fence you would like to erect, why not take the time, and contact us at Country Wide Walling, to obtain more information about the quality, and aesthetic beauty of a good, quality, well manufactured concrete fence or wall.

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You Can’t Put a Price on Safety

concrete palisadePerimeter Fencing has many benefits, not only is it aesthetically pleasing, it is also the first line of defence to keep intruders away.

If you own a business, it is important to erect good, secure walling or fencing, not only to prevent intruders, but also to stop people from illegally parking or taking shortcuts through your property.

Good security is a must nowadays. Erecting a good perimeter fence, plus security cameras, is always a good decision when considering the safety of your property, business and staff. A strong, quality perimeter fence will aid in protecting your assets.

A quality fence or wall enhances the appeal to prospective buyers too. People prefer a property to be well fenced, so that if they buy, there is no downtime while a perimeter fence is being erected.

At Country Wide Walling, we have the experience and expertise, to supply, and install the best quality precast fencing or walling, to suite your needs.

Not only can we supply the walling or fencing, but also install strong steel gates, either sliding or swing, so that you have the complete package at one go.

Brick and steel inserts 2There are many different options regarding fencing and walling, and we can supply the highest quality to meet your needs. Not only is our fencing and walling good, high quality and well made, but it is also aesthetically pleasing, and will enhance the value and visual impact of your property and business.

Whether you want precast palisade, or precast walling, we have many designs to choose from.

One of our most popular designs is a precast brick wall with devil’s fork inserts, which allows you to monitor any outside activity.

We can colour the walls during manufacture to provide a wall or fence which will remain beautiful, while providing the security you require.

Why not contact us today to speak to one of our consultants, or to request a free quotation.

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Remove Algae, Mould from Walls or Fencing

AlgaeKeeping your boundary wall looking good is very important, as it is the first thing people see, and you want them to have a good impression of your property, especially if you are considering selling.

Besides rot, your fence can also be attacked by Algea, Fungas, Moss or Mould.

These can cause rot on wooden fences and do make concrete fencing or walling very unsightly.

There are various ways to remove this from your fencing, and we take a look at some of them to assist you to decide which method would best suit you.

All these growths thrive in similar environments, so you need to know what each is.

algae 2Algae is usually green and looks slimy when it is wet, and it is also slippery when wet.

Mould is a type of fungus and develops from airborne spores and usually grows in damp, warm conditions.

Moss has stems like a feathery house plant.

To clean and remove these from your walls and fences, you have choices on how to do it.

If you choose to manually remove this from your fence, then you can use a solution of 1 (one) part chlorine bleach to 3 (three) parts water.

You will need a good, stiff bristled brush.

Wet the wall and then use the brush and solution to vigorously scrub the area. Rinse off with plenty of clean water.

When bleach comes into contact with Algae or mould, it will immediately start to kill the cells, which can then be removed by vigorous scrubbing.

If necessary, repeat the process to ensure that all algae or fungus has been properly removed.

There are also commercial cleaners on the market if you would rather go that way.

Whatever method you choose, rinsing well with clean water is very important.

power washerThere is also a much easier method. Power Washing.

You can spray some of the bleach and water solution on the walls and then use the power washer to wash well. The pressure of the washer will remove any algae, mould or fungus from your walls far more easily.

Even though it is far easier to use a pressure washer, there will always be a lot of debris to clean up after you finish. If you find it is a bit too much to do alone, there is also the easy option.

Get a professional to do it for you, as they do know what to do each step of the way.

If you need to discuss your fencing options, or would like a free quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Commercial Property Security

perimeter securityIt is not only our homes that need to be walled to improve safety and security for our family and property. Our place of business also needs to be fenced in to provide security for our staff and business.

A good, quality perimeter wall will add to your security for your business premises, and, together with other security features, will heighten the safety of all who work for you.

You not only need a good design, but also the strength of a really well manufactured walling, or fencing system. Good, well operating gates are also necessary. Your business is your livelihood, so you do need to take extra care to avoid unfortunate incidents with potential criminals.

The lives of those employed by you are your responsibility, so installing the best possible security to protect them is of the utmost importance, and also ensures your employees can do their work, without any stress of attack. Here, in South Africa, we can no longer take any unnecessary risks with security.

perimeter security solutions 3To get the best for your commercial property, it is advisable that you contact a professional, to advise and guide you as to what would best suite your needs.

A good quality, well manufactured precast wall, or precast palisade is always your best option, and, together with strong, well made steel gates, will greatly enhance your security, and peace of mind.

Your security is your priority. Your satisfaction is ours.

If you would like to learn more, why not contact us at Country Wide Walling today, to speak to one of our highly trained, professional Consultants or request a free quotation today.  

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Sliding or Swing?

electric driveway gateOnce you have decided on the walling you would like, you also need to pay attention to the type of gate to complete your security installation.

You can have plain steel gates or gates with doggie bars. These are important to keep your fur babies safe inside your property.

Our sliding gates are made to suit our clients, and are installed with high quality gate tracks. The gate tracks are important to ensure the gate moves smoothly, and does not put any stress on the gate motor, thus prolonging the gate motor life.

Anti-lift brackets ensure the gate cannot be lifted off the track to obtain easy access to your property, ensuring added security. At Country Wide Walling we believe in supplying our customers with a fully tailored package, and take pride in delivering outstanding workmanship and products.

Whether it is a sliding gate or a swing gate that you require, we can and will deliver and install together with your walling, to ensure you have the full security you require.

retractable driveway gateSteel gates can be made with fancy patterns as well as plain, to suite individual needs. Our walls and gates will give added value to your property, and are both aesthetically pleasing as well as a practical solution to securing your property.

Spikes or spears can be added to the centre or top of the gate to make it difficult and painful for anyone wishing to intrude on your property.

Steel is definitely the best option for gates as they are not as easy to cut through as a wooden gate would be, should someone try to get through to your house or garage.

Why not contact us today to discuss what is best for you to keep your family and property safe, or to request a free quotation. Our consultants will gladly assist you.

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