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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, or request a free quotation.

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Prevention is Better than Cure

algae on wallIf you live in a hot, humid climate, with plenty of rain, chances are that your walls are exposed to too much dampness, which in turn gives algae and fungus, and even moss, a foothold to grow and spread.

There are ways to prevent and combat this.  

When your walls are erected, always make sure there is a good drainage system in place to prevent the water damming up against the walls.

Cleaning your walls regularly is a sure-fire method to prevent any algae or fungus attacking your walls.

Over time, algae can even discolour your walls, making them unsightly and spoiling their aesthetic beauty.

Do not allow grass, weeds, leaves, or any debris to build up next to the walls, as these will retain the water, which in turn will keep the walls damp, making them prone to algae and fungus attacks.

Avoid planting any shrubs close to the walls, as this will facilitate water retention, which in turn will keep the walls damp, thus encouraging algae and fungus growth.

Regular inspection, and cleaning of the walls, will ensure that any chips or cracks are quickly seen.  

wall with drainage panelChips and cracks are ideal conditions to give algae a foothold to grow, so always fix these as soon as possible.  This will also help in avoiding the expense of removing, or even having to replace badly effected areas on the walls.

There are wall designs which incorporate good drainage, and these are the best to erect in hot, humid and rainy areas.

Prevention is always better than cure.  If there is no algae, there is no need for a cure.

If you would like more information on good, quality concrete walls and fences, or would like a free quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us at Country Wide Walling, to speak to one of our consultants today.

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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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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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Do I Need Walling?

brick and steel inserts largeThe answer is YES!!!

To keep your family and property safe, you need to invest in boundary walls for your property, to make it as difficult as possible for criminals to access your property

If you need to have walling erected, please have a chat to our consultants, who will be very happy to assist you to get the best fencing or walling to suite your requirements.

With over 25 years of experience, Country Wide Walling are leaders in the industry. Our products are direct from the factory, with a 2 year guarantee.

customer satisfactionDue to the high demand for precast walling and fencing, Country Wide Walling have continued to grow and develop, and we offer our clients a wide variety of products to protect their families, and properties.

Whether you want walling, or gates, we can offer you the best. You always have the option of installing plain, or safety added features, such as razor wire, or steel inserts, which means that we can offer basically any type of retaining walls and gates, to enhance the security of your property.

Our Walling is not only strong, but is also aesthetically pleasing, therefore it adds value to your property.

We have many satisfied homeowners who will testify to the fact that our service is completely comprehensive and encompassing, and of the highest quality available.

We take pride in our workmanship and service, you can take pride in your property.

Contact us today for a free quotation, or to discuss your requirements

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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