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Using the Right Gate for Your Concrete Fence

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Hilltop Concrete’s systems have a variety of uses. They can be used as sound barriers, screening walls, or fences. Our systems are durable and can be installed quickly and easily. With the different patterns and styles available, you have a multitude of options when choosing the right aesthetic for your project. That being said, when you do not just need a barrier but a secure entrance as well, you start looking for the right gate. Hilltop Concrete has worked with gate contractors in many cities for various projects and we have a few pro tips. When you’re considering a gate for your new concrete fence, take a look at the purpose of the gate, the location(s) where the gate will go, and the gate itself.

You have a brand new concrete fence and it encloses the entire property. Do you need a secure gate, an automatic one, or maybe just something ornamental for aesthetics? For property owners, a security gate may be ideal when they have valuable or restricted items stored on their property. For homeowners in a residential area, maybe only a driveway gate is necessary or even a small walk-through gate to allow access into a backyard or side yard area. These are things a good gate contractor can help you decide. The purpose of the gate will affect where the gate needs to go and the dimensions and material needed. 

Hilltop Concrete takes gates into consideration when planning your fence project with you. We have to leave space for the gate to be installed so knowing where the gate will go is extremely important. We will also work alongside your gate contractor to help set their posts inside our pier system for a seamless installation. As a property owner needing a security gate, you would want to put the gate across the entrance with a rear access gate. Keep in mind many states require a rear access gate for safety reasons or for fire and rescue reasons. For a homeowner, you could put a gate near your driveway or you might have a walkway elsewhere along the fence line. With Hilltop Concrete, if you choose to add a gate at a later date, we are happy to help. 

Depending on the purpose of your gate, you may need something very sturdy like steel or something a little more decorative for a home. If you live in an HOA they might control the style or color of the gate. We require our customers to get plans approved by the HOA before starting any work but this is a step you can take yourself when thinking of installing a gate. Based on why you need a gate, you can choose to add security measures like automatic locking and unlocking, a keypad, a card reader, or even cameras. A gate for your own home probably would not need those measures but wrought iron would be an eye-catching option for precast concrete.

HIlltop Concrete knows professional installation can ensure that everything is done the first time correctly. Choosing fence gates is something that can really elevate your property and give you a sense of security or put a finishing touch on your new concrete fence. To discuss your project with one of our team members, please feel free to email us at hello@hilltopconcreteco.com or call our office at 903-630-5465. You can also send us your project details here and one of our team members will reach out to you. We look forward to becoming your trusted precast concrete fence contractor!