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How Long Will Your Concrete Fence Last

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One of the foremost concerns individuals have when considering the purchase of a concrete fence is how long it will last. To answer that question, there are a number of factors to consider like the environment, weather, and the fence itself. Over the years, your fence will have to face off against dirt, animals, humans, snow, rain, and lawnmowers firing rocks. With Hilltop Concrete, our full-turnkey service provides quality right from the start. We manufacture your concrete fence in a controlled environment, inspect it for flaws before we ship it out to guarantee there are no cracks or broken pieces, and install it using 20+ years of precast concrete fence experience.

We manufacture our concrete fences with ASTM-C150, Type I, or Type III Portland cement, aggregates, and rebar. Concrete is very good at resisting compressive forces, but less so for other forces like shear or tension. Rebar, on the other hand, can handle much higher levels of strain than concrete. By combining concrete and rebar, you create a structure that can resist high amounts of compression, while also being able to stand up to high shear and tensile forces, such as heavy rain, wind, and even hail. There are some concrete structures that are still standing after hundreds of years.

Where you place your concrete fence can determine what kind of environmental challenges it may face. One of the most common issues to occur is damage caused by something hitting your precast concrete fence systems, such as a lawnmower, person, or vehicle, potentially causing it to chip or crack. A concrete fence with tree branches overhead may have issues with falling branches. A few things you can do to protect your fence from environmental damage is to inspect it when you clean it and remove potential hazards, such as dying overhead branches, before they become an issue. Spotting chips or cracks early and filling them with cement repair, can extend the life of your fence even further.

Weather can often have a large impact on how long a fence lasts, especially in areas prone to hurricanes and tornadoes. Hilltop Concrete uses additional rebar cages and deeper, wider footers as necessary to provide more support when high winds are a concern. For those who have temperatures that can drop to freezing as fast as they rise above 100 degrees, concrete fences are ideal. Concrete does become brittle and less flexible in the cold or expands in hot temperatures, which can lead to damage if the fence isn’t flexible enough to allow for some expansion and contraction. Our modular design helps fight these issues as it allows for expansion and contraction through extreme weather variances. And at 5000 psi, our concrete fences have proven capable, even against crazy Texas weather. 

Installing a precast concrete fence for your project or property is a big investment and with Hilltop Concrete’s precast concrete fence systems, you can feel confident that you are investing in a product that will last a lifetime with superior benefits to any other fencing option available. Our precast concrete fencing systems will provide a long-lasting and durable option that will look as good as the day it was installed years down the line! At Hilltop Concrete, we take great pride in our precast concrete fence systems and we are proud to have a team that offers a level of service that is second to none. Reach out to us today at hello@hilltopconcreteco.com or by phone at 903-630-5465 to learn more about our products and how we can become your trusted concrete fence contractor!