Benefits of Concrete Privacy Fences
Written by GJ Stott
Decorative privacy fences, as the name implies, are designed to seclude an area from the outside world. Generally used as urban gated community fences and for suburban homes, privacy fences screen the outside streets, vehicles or buildings from the sight of the homeowner while excluding those beyond the fence from looking inward. In addition, privacy fences establish boundary lines between neighbors.
Landscapers often plan a privacy fence into the scenery of a yard or other area. They make a distinction between two types of privacy fences: softscape and hardscape. Softscape privacy fences are grown from live plants. Often called a “live wall,” these softscaped fences are beautiful as they change with each season and attract birds to your home.
However, softscape privacy fences cause problems including attracting bugs and bees as well as increasing the pollen count around your home. The main aspect that discourages homeowners from creating a softscape privacy fence is that they are a massive amount of maintenance. Without completing that maintenance on a nearly daily basis, your privacy wall could exhibit holes from dying plants or from vines not growing in the right shape to protect your secluded area.
Hardscape privacy fences are often less expensive, in the long run, in terms of money and time, but need to follow strict fence codes. These privacy fences include precast concrete fences, sound barrier fences , vinyl designer fencing and wooden plank fences. The benefits of hardscape privacy fence include that they can be easily installed, provide instant isolation and may require little maintenance.
Precast concrete privacy fences are an excellent example of hardscape privacy fences that require almost no maintenance even though they outlast other types of softscape and hardscape fences. AFTEC offers such precast privacy fences that provide all the benefits discussed above as well as serve as a sound barrier and are completely solid to ensure you can retreat to your yard without worry. A variety of looks and heights are available for your privacy fence.