Precast boundary wall vs. Brick boundary wall

A precast boundary wall is much heavier and more resilient than a brick wall because it is made of steel and concrete. There are a variety of finishes available on the market, and they require little maintenance, if any at all. With easy installation, it requires the least amount of time to erect.

 A brick boundary wall is built with precast bricks that are made from either clay or shale. With a variety of finishes available on the market, it is a common choice for most outdoor walls. It has a nice appearance, is reliable, and is simple to use.

 We will be looking at the advantages and disadvantages of both and take into consideration installation time and lifespan between them.

Precast boundary wall vs. Brick boundary wall

Precast boundary wall.

Precast concrete walls are stronger than brick walls and can withstand harsh conditions. Installation and repairs are easier and, with the benefit of no or low maintenance, future costs are saved.

Advantages

  • Each panel can be reused

  • Easy installation

  • High strength

  • No maintenance is needed

  • Cost saving on installation

  • Long term cost savings because of lifespan

  • If a panel is damaged, it can be replaced individually

  • Resistant to mold and termites

Disadvantages

  • Heavy to transport

  • It needs extra care during transport to prevent cracks and damage

A brick boundary wall

The most common choice when it comes to traditional brick fences. It has an elegant appearance but long-term damage and crumbling can make it expensive and unworkable. The initial labour itself can cause delays and is a time-consuming, costly process. There is a large variety of designs and surface textures available.

Advantages

  • A variety of designs and surface textures are available

  • Depending on the type of brick chosen, it can be painted to match surrounding buildings

  • Visually more appealing

Disadvantages

  • Installation is costly and takes much longer to complete

  • Labor costs are higher

  • The material is expensive

  • Easier to damage

  • Needs to be treated and maintained to have protection against climate change

Final Thoughts

Precast boundary walls and brick boundary walls both have their advantages and disadvantages, but when it comes to lifespan and saving on cost, precast boundary walls stand out as being the more attractive option.

Home Builders near me?

Leukes Builders services the whole of Cape Town and the Western Cape. We are based in Kuils River but have clients as far as Romansbaai, Hermanus, Malmesbury, and Langebaan.

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