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Fence Comparison Between StoneTree® From AFTEC
& Traditional Precast Fencing Systems

Discover AFTEC StoneTree® Fence System’s Advantage Over Traditional Precast Fence Walls – Fence Comparison

StoneTree Concrete Fence Systems - Fence Comparison AFTEC Fencing vs Traditional Fencing
Fence Comparison StoneTree® From AFTEC Traditional Large Panel System
Wall Only ONE forming system needed – panel and column cast together Two different forming systems required to cast columns and panels separately
Wall Columns 18″ square 5” up to 20” Square columns
Labor 50% Less labor because panels are bigger and less footings required Labor cost increase of up to 50% more
Liners INTERCHANGEABLE – All liners interchangeable, requiring approximately 3 hours to completely change the design NOT INTERCHANGEABLE – Liners are laminated to dividers, thus entire divider must be purchased and exchanged
Textures Highly defined and very realistic replicas of various types of stone Less defined and not as much design variety
Production Area 450 square feet / 42 square meters of production area and is a compact single unit Require two separate forming systems for casting the panels and columns separately, therefore requiring additional space
Storage Stand up vertically supported by the integrally cast column and panel unit
– Does not require racks for support
Requires a special rack system to support panels to prevent them falling
Length of Wall Sections 15 Feet long/4.5 Meters and requires less footings
(40 Footings for a 600 foot/183 meter fenceline)
10 to 12 feet long including the column and panel – require more footings
(50 to 60 footings for a 600 foot/183 meter fenceline)
Column Caps Caps are made with an inset on the underside allowing caps to fit over the top of
the column – no grout required
Caps used with the traditional systems generally have a flat underside and rest on top of the column requiring grout for proper appearance.
Footing Type Thick steel I-beam embedded into a pier-type rigid concrete footing to support
the wall sections
Use grouted cell connection with rebar protruding up from footing into column – requires each column to be grouted in place to support wall system
Installation – Speed Once footings are constructed, walls are capable of being installed in half
the time
as traditional wall systems
After the footings are constructed, each panel and each column are set individually, taking twice as long
Installation – Safety No shoring or bracing, each wall immediately secured and self aligned when it is installed surrounding the structural support Walls must be shored and braced to prevent from falling over until the column grouting process is completed, components require re-adjustment as installed
Removing or Replacing Sections Each section can be removed without damaging the footing – creating an opening of 15 feet/4.5 Meters for access – advantageous for sites with sensitive equipment Only the panel section can be removed as the column is connected by a grouted cell connection to the footing. This only provides an opening of 11ft/3.35M for access.
Damage Replacement Faster and easier replacement due to rigid footing design with support beam –
the section is lifted out and a new one dropped in with little additional work
Requires the entire column, panel and footing to be removed and each piece needs to be completely reinstalled
Shipping Easily set on top of dunnage on truck bed – no racks required for delivery Requires A-frames to support panels during shipping – creating more expense and logistical issues when using a contract trucking service

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