Precast concrete fences are an excellent choice for those looking to add a durable and attractive fence to their property. They are relatively inexpensive, and the materials used in production make them very resistant to damage. Just how durable are they? In this article, we will be answering that question and giving you some ways to make your precast concrete fence last longer.
Precast Concrete Fences Can Last 50-100 Years
Precast concrete fences are a great option for homeowners. They are durable, attractive, and require minimal maintenance. The lifespan of the fence is 50-100 years, which is substantially longer than most other fencing materials.
Why Are Precast Concrete Fences So Durable?
The durability of precast concrete fences is mostly due to the high-quality materials that are used in the construction process to make a precast concrete fence – and how well they are made.
Precast concrete fences are made with a mixture of sand, gravel, cement, and water. The mixture is then poured into a mold, where it hardens to become a sturdy, durable, and cost-effective fence.
Traditional cast-in-place concrete is poured and cured outside. Subject to the cold, heat, wind, and moisture, traditional concrete projects are often not as strong as they could be.
Precast concrete is made in a climate-controlled environment, which allows for optimal curing of the concrete. This optimal curing makes for the strongest and most durable concrete product possible.
How To Make Precast Concrete Fences Last Longer
The best way to make precast concrete fences last longer is by ensuring that they are properly maintained.
Some of the best maintenance tasks to do on a regular basis are:
- Using a high-quality sealer to protect the surface of the fence from weather and other external factors.
- Keeping the fence clean and free of debris that could cause damage to it.
- Using a fence protector as an additional layer of protection for your fence.
We strongly suggest you use a sealant – this could be one of the most important tasks you do to make your precast concrete fence last a long time. The sealant will protect the concrete from water, rain, and other elements that can damage it.
A great sealant for this type of fence is one that contains siloxane. Siloxane is a chemical that is used in products like toothpaste and shampoo because it repels water and prevents dirt from sticking to surfaces. This means that any liquid will slide off the surface of the concrete without damaging it.
You should also consider using a coating or paint on your precast concrete fence if you live in an area with extreme weather conditions like strong winds or heavy snowfall. These coatings will help protect your fence against damage caused by these conditions.
We also recommend maintaining the vegetation around your fence. Make sure large bushes and trees aren’t growing too close. Those roots can cause damage if allowed to grow.
Maintaining the vegetation will also allow you to see any damage to the fence and quickly fix it. Quickly patching any cracks or holes is the best way to keep the fence standing strong.
American Precast Concrete
If you are looking for a durable precast concrete fence, please contact us at American Precast Concrete Inc today. We look forward to speaking with you regarding your fencing needs!