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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 ComparisonStoneTree® From AFTECTraditional Large Panel System
WallOnly ONE forming system needed – panel and column cast togetherTwo different forming systems required to cast columns and panels separately
Wall Columns18″ square5” up to 20” Square columns
Labor50% Less labor because panels are bigger and less footings requiredLabor cost increase of up to 50% more
LinersINTERCHANGEABLE – All liners interchangeable, requiring approximately 3 hours to completely change the designNOT INTERCHANGEABLE – Liners are laminated to dividers, thus entire divider must be purchased and exchanged
TexturesHighly defined and very realistic replicas of various types of stoneLess defined and not as much design variety
Production Area450 square feet / 42 square meters of production area and is a compact single unitRequire two separate forming systems for casting the panels and columns separately, therefore requiring additional space
StorageStand 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 Sections15 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 CapsCaps 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 TypeThick 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 – SpeedOnce 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 – SafetyNo shoring or bracing, each wall immediately secured and self aligned when it is installed surrounding the structural supportWalls 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 SectionsEach section can be removed without damaging the footing – creating an opening of 15 feet/4.5 Meters for access – advantageous for sites with sensitive equipmentOnly 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 ReplacementFaster 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
ShippingEasily set on top of dunnage on truck bed – no racks required for deliveryRequires A-frames to support panels during shipping – creating more expense and logistical issues when using a contract trucking service

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