Concrete Retaining Walls
Written by GJ Stott
Hurricanes are one of the most destructive forces on earth, capable of devastating entire cities, leaving behind a path of flooding and destruction. A category five hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is capable of winds in excess of 150 miles per hour (mph). To withstand such forces, bridges, buildings, and hurricane fence walls must be engineered and constructed to be resistant to wind gusts and torrential rains.
This page focuses on various fence wall types and their ability to be safe, durable and hurricane resistant. As wood and vinyl fencing are not designed to withstand the high wind speeds of a hurricane, they are not hurricane resistant. Such materials are often completely destroyed by wind and rain.
Concrete Hurricane Fences
Standard fencing produced with the StoneTree® Precast Concrete Forms with minimum steel reinforcing are designed to withstand winds in excess of 90 mph. Though this resistance is adequate for most areas in the world that do not experience hurricanes, more extensive footings and reinforcement are necessary for the Eastern and Southern regions of the United States, and other places around the world that experience hurricanes.
For regions likely to experience hurricane winds, AFTEC’s hurricane fence walls, manufactured with the StoneTree® Precast Concrete Forms, are capable of withstanding winds in excess of 150 mph.
Our Hurricane Wall in Action
We are currently offering our hurricane resistant fences in several regional areas. Our hurricane fencing has been used with great success in Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, The Carolinas, Jamaica, Bahamas and Mexico, areas often hit with devastating hurricane forces.
To receive a more detailed information on our hurricane fence walls or to find a StoneTree® hurricane fencing licensee in your area, please contact us.