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Precast Concrete Fence vs. Masonry Walls

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Masonry walls are a popular choice for many outdoor wall projects, however, precast concrete walls are a very attractive design option that can be utilized for any project. Hilltop’s precast concrete fence systems are the perfect way to replicate the beauty that traditional masonry provides but with superior benefits! But what advantages does precast offer over a traditional masonry wall? Hilltop Concrete is here to share the top advantages of our precast systems.

Installation is much faster with a precast concrete fence because the components of our systems are manufactured before arriving at the site. This reduces installation time significantly and ensures a more controlled installation process. A traditional masonry wall requires individual bricks or stones to be placed one at a time resulting in a long and labor-intensive installation process. Masonry work also requires time for the product to set and cure. With precast, the waiting time is over before the product even arrives for installation. 

Masonry features rely on the mortar they are set with for their structure and stability. Overtime this mortar will crack and deteriorate. The cracks in mortar allow for moisture to begin penetrating the structure and will eventually lead to damage and decline of the structural stability of a masonry wall. With Hilltop’s precast systems, cracking and deterioration are not a problem because our systems are made of 5,000 PSI strength concrete that is not impervious to water or susceptible to other elements.  

Extreme weather causes masonry to degrade and lose coloration over time. In turn, this means that a masonry structure will require costly repairs over time to maintain its original beauty and structure. Our systems are virtually maintenance-free meaning you never have to worry about fading, warping, or replacing. The qualities of concrete combined with our products’ installation system gives you a product that is going to last a lifetime!

Our precast system means that we are able to provide a turnkey product without having to wait for concrete to cure onsite. This benefit means that we are able to minimize the overall cost associated with the product. Additionally, the speed and ease of installation saves money by keeping labor costs to a minimum. Masonry walls are labor-intensive meaning that labor costs rise. Masonry walls also require a heavy foundation whereas our systems only require a foundation for our posts. This eliminates substantial costs as the amount of site poured concrete required is kept to a minimum. 

One of the greatest appeals of a masonry wall is the added beauty it provides to a property or project, however, traditional masonry is limited by stone or brick sizes and limited in color options. Hilltop offers an OldBrick style that resembles traditional brick, StackedStone which replicates the look and feel of hand-laid stone and ChiselStone that resembles chiseled slate masonry.  Additionally, all of our precast concrete wall systems can be painted or stained to match any environment meaning that your wall can be customized to your suiting. 

Hilltop’s precast systems can provide you with the same aesthetics of a traditional masonry wall while saving you time and money. You can trust Hilltop Concrete to help plan your next project! For more information, please contact Hilltop by email at hello@hilltopconcreteco.com or call us today at 903-630-5465.