Are you in the process of building your dream home but not quite sure how to go about building a boundary wall for your property? A precast concrete boundary wall is an excellent option to consider. The only problem is that it requires some know-how when it comes to the precast wall panels.
Remember that a precast boundary wall, like the Louver precast concrete wall design type, uses precast wall panels that are cemented and locked together.
If you want to tackle this project on your own, here is a step-by-step list of how to install it.
What Are Precast Wall Panels?
Precast wall panels, also known as precast concrete wall panels or vibracrete slabs, are concrete slabs that are manufactured off-site in a factory or workshop, and then installed on-site.
Usually, the precast panels are made from reinforced steel and cement that is poured into a mould. After this it is vibrated to form a dense concrete panel.
Precast Wall Panels Installation Process
The best way to install precast concrete slabs is to hire professional wall installers like us at Exclusive Walls. But if you want to go a DIY route, here is what you need to do:
Measure and Mark the Area
Before anything else, you need to mark out the area where your wall will be installed. Make sure that you measure accurately and double-check everything before proceeding with the purchase.
Research Precast Concrete Wall Panel Sizes
The size of a precast wall panel is 1440mm/300mm high. Depending on how high you want the precast concrete wall to be, you may need more or less panels. Don’t forget to order extra, just in case.
Compare Precast Concrete Wall Panels Prices
The average price for one precast wall panel is R65. You need to make sure that you budget enough for your purchase and that you get the best deal possible.
Clean The Area Of Debris
The area that you measured and marked now needs to be cleaned of any debris or dirt. This is important in order for the precast concrete wall to look good.
Dig holes and plant pillars
Once your area is free of any dirt and debris, you need to lay down and mark where the holes for pillars will be. Pillars should then be planted in the holes with concrete. This consists of cement or concrete that will be used to secure the precast pillars in place.
Once the foundation is laid, you can start installing it. It’s important to ensure that they fit tightly together and that each panel is level with the other.
Secure The Precast Wall Panels
In order for your wall to be stable, it needs to be secured properly. You also need to make sure that all the panels are sealed from the outside elements, such as rain and wind.
It’s important to take your time when installing it, and always make sure that you double-check everything before proceeding.
If you want to ensure a secure installation with no flaws, then you should seek the help of a professional company like Exclusive Walls.