Brick fences for fencing modern castles
Advantages of brick fences
Traditionally, brick is considered one of the most reliable and suitable materials for the construction of not only buildings, but also fences around them. When choosing this type of fence, usually guided by its advantages over other types of fences:
- Durability: service life - 50 years or more.
- Unpretentious: does not require special care.
- Resistant to changes in weather conditions.
- Durability: practically indestructible.
- Reliability: provides good protection from uninvited visitors and prying eyes.
- Aesthetics: the ability to use different types of brick and its combinations with corrugated, natural stone, glass blocks, metal structures, art forging and other materials.
- Harmoniousness: fits perfectly into the landscape of the area.
When professional masonry, and even with the use of quality material, brick fences can serve for a very long time.
The disadvantages of brick fences
A significant drawback of these fences is white bloom (effusion) on the surface of the brick as a result of water evaporation and salt crystallization. To reduce the likelihood of efflorescence is recommended:
- Use for laying cement M500 OR M400 with a minimum salt content.
- The use of special solutions (water repellents) for the treatment of fresh masonry.
- Use distilled water in the preparation of the solution.
- The construction of brick fences in the summer season using brick made in the summer for laying (it is believed that the winter batches contain more salt).
Brick fences have another major drawback in the form of high material costs. On the other hand, this disadvantage can be turned into an advantage - a brick fence will indicate the material well-being of the owner of the house.
A brick fence is usually built at a height of 3-4 m. If it performs a predominantly decorative function, then a sufficient thickness is equal to half the brick. For its construction, the markings for the fence are preliminarily made and the places for the supporting pillars are determined, to indicate which pegs are driven in along the same line.After marking the place for the gate and the gate, they start preparing holes for the supports using a garden drill or a spade (1.2-1.8 m in the middle lane). The foundation is laid ribbon foundation to a depth of half a meter. The width and depth of the foundation is determined by the height of the fence, the type of masonry, the selected type of brick. Depending on the desired level of reliability, brick fences are laid out in 1, 2 or more bricks. When laying brick in 1 brick, the fence is stable against a car hit on a tangent, 1.5 brick against a frontal impact of a loaded minibus. When laying in 3 or more bricks, such a fence resembles the strength of a wall of a medieval fortress. For brickwork it is possible to use any type of brick (silicate, clinker, ceramic or besser). It should be noted that brick fences are suitable for practical people, since they fully pay back the money invested in them. Durability is also a strong argument in their favor.