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Aftec’s precast concrete fences are the perfect application for most fence wall projects. Unlike traditional production methods, precast concrete saves production time and is the superior solution for longevity and longterm value.

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Precast Concrete Walls

Precast Concrete Walls Are An Efficient Alternative To Masonry and Wood

Traditional materials such as wood, vinyl, wrought iron, brick or concrete block are prone to deterioration due to ground movement, weather, environment, temperature, and insects. However, precast concrete wall endures with very little maintenance.

The Benefits of Concrete Walls

  • Extremely durable and stable
  • Low maintenance
  • Easy to color and customize
  • Moderately priced building material
  • Not affected by insects
  • Available universally
  • Can be formed into many designs
  • Capable of being engineered for most any application

Precast Concrete walls have been steadily growing in popularity for many years, but recent developments in concrete forming techniques have increased their efficiency and aesthetics.

Precast Concrete Fencing—The Superior Solution

Precast industrial and commercial concrete fencing is installed by either setting the support columns (or posts) into or on top of caisson footings and then installing the concrete panels into column voids by stacking them one upon another.

Several Methods Of Attaching The Columns To
The Caisson Footings Include:

Precast concrete or steel columns are embedded into the caisson footings extending up to the height of the wall and then the panels are stacked into the column grooves to the wall height.

Grouted cell connection whereby a column with a center void is placed over a caisson footing with protruding rebar, and once the columns are set in place and shored/braced, concrete/grouting is then poured into the void to secure the column to the foundation. On shorter walls, the panels are usually set prior to grouting the voids in the columns. On taller walls the columns are usually grouted and allowed to cure before setting the panels.

Mechanical connection whereby the column has mechanical fasteners fabricated into the column which attach to embedded fasteners cast into the caisson footings.

StoneTree® Patented Design, whereby a structural rigid support is embedded into the caisson footing extending up to support the Combo-Cast™ column/panel fence wall section.

Installing Precast Concrete Walls

There are many factors that affect the cost of installing an industrial or commercial concrete fence, such as: size of the wall, water drainage, soil conditions, architectural finish, etc.
There are many factors that affect the cost of installing an industrial or commercial concrete fence, such as: size of the wall, water drainage, soil conditions, architectural finish, etc.

FENCE COMPARISON

AFTEC Precast System vs Traditional System

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

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
After the footings are constructed, each panel and each column are set individually, taking twice as long
Installation – SpeedOnce footings are constructed, walls are capable of being installed in half
the time as traditional wall systems
Walls must be shored and braced to prevent from falling over until the column grouting process is completed, components require re-adjustment as installed
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

Decorative Fencing Options

StoneTree® Concrete Fence Systems incorporate advanced technology in the production of concrete form liners to produce the same texture and design on both vertical faces of the fence panel and column. This method allows highly defined textures and details from the original to be duplicated on the concrete surfaces with exceptional realism, whether it’s river rock, dry stack stone, block, slate, ashlar stone, stucco, sand finish, or split face block. The finished panels can be coated with a basecoat stain sealer, or more elaborate custom treatments.

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