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Offer More To Your Customers by Considering Installing Concrete Wall Fences

When deciding on the type of fence to put up on a property, there are several factors that need to be considered before you can make an informed decision. Cost can be one of the main concerns, but more often than not there are other features that can be more important such as maintenance, longevity, ease of installation or replacement, and overall aesthetics. Each of the different construction materials for a fence project has its list of positives and negatives, but for more applications than not, a concrete wall fence comes out on top. Concrete wall fences have the winning combination of cost effectiveness, fast installation, seemingly maintenance free longevity, recycled building materials and appealing facades that are customizable. They also increase the value of the property. Not con...

The Pros and Cons of Wood, Vinyl, Metal or Concrete wall fences. Let’s Compare!

With all of the choices that are available to you when you decide that you need a fence, choosing the correct building material for this fence can seem like an overwhelming task. Fences are necessary to divide property, provide privacy, protect from fires and winds, keep animals out, or even sometimes in. The building materials that are available are immense and each comes with their own unique strengths and weaknesses. Some of the more popular fence building materials include: wood, vinyl, aluminum/metal, chain-link, concrete block and prefab concrete. In addition to all of the other benefits that were mentioned fences can add to the value of your home and increase resale value when you are looking to sell your home. Asking a few questions will allow you to determine which materials would...

Installing a New Fence – Etiquette Tips for Avoiding Neighbor Disputes

Like the saying goes, “Good fences make good neighbors” – but only if both sets of neighbors are thoughtful and kind about placement, design, maintenance and choice of fence materials. Residents can foster neighborly love by following the fence etiquette tips listed below. 1. Research zoning & HOA regulations Every town has slightly different regulations about fencing, but some regulations are fairly common. For example, most American cities limit backyard and side yard fences to a height of six feet, while restricting front yard fences to no more than four feet in height. If you want to build a fence that somehow contradicts your city’s fencing regulations, you can apply to your local zoning board for a variance. For example, if your home faces a particularly busy street and you want ...

Concrete Wall Fences: The Natural Choice of the Best Contractors and Landscape Architects of Southern California

Beautiful architecturally designed concrete fence walls have proven to be a valuable resource for contractors and landscape architects all over California, especially Southern California. The concrete fence walls that are now available can be adapted to meet your specific projects requirements no matter what they may entail. The most valued benefit of this solution is the ability to be constructed quickly while still allowing for the flexibility to alter the wall if necessary. As the popularity of concrete fence walls increases in Orange County this beautifully crafted solution offers a cost effective way to construct a lasting fence wall that reduces traffic noise while looking great, no matter what the project and client demands. Whether the project is commercial, residential, or municip...

Top 30 Most Beautifully-Designed Buildings in the World, Past and Present

There are so many historically and architecturally beautiful buildings that are worth seeing at least once before you leave this earth. Most of these are castles from the days of yore, when palaces were constructed as fortified fortresses, when money was no object, when prime lands were still aplenty and when royalty demanded the best in living quarters, often employing world-renowned architects, engineers, designers and craftsmen to create large-scale architectural wonders. In present times, such architectural wonders are products of a formidable combination of engineering, technology and design aesthetics. Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul The 17th century mosque is also called Blue Mosque. It is a combination of traditional Islamic and Byzantine architecture. Its interior’s lower levels are...

Dividers – Creative, Practical, Innovative and Fun Ways To Use Them

Homeowners sometimes run out of ideas on how to achieve some form or privacy inside the home. This is especially true when their house has an open plan; where it is up to the owners to divide and section off large areas of the house or rooms. Room dividers are one handy and nifty way to enclose an area, giving it a sense of privacy as well as additional room or area accent. With the availability of design, size, color and shape of dividers, and the materials used, whether natural or synthetic, these handy room and home accessories add a touch of elegance, whimsy, fancy or color to a particular area. Complement the interior décor of any room in your house with dividers. These are easy to assemble and install, movable and interchangeable as well as inexpensive. Here are some ways on how to u...

Top 13 Clever & Amazing Garden Designs

1. Villa Lante in Rome Reference: http://www.explorra.com/attractions/villa-lante_20677 These stunning gardens in Rome, Italy use shapes from stone and bushes to create a stunning look. These gardens date back to the Renaissance period and were originally designed for Cardinal Gambara. 2. Katsura Imperial Palace Garden Reference: http://www.explorra.com/attractions/katsura-imperial-palace-garden_20679/photos# The Katsura Imperial Palace Garden in Japan was first built for the PrinceToshhihito, and makes a feature out of the lake, which was dug out especially, using natural stone and trees. The prince himself was the main garden designer! 3.The Ville d’Este, Rome, Italy Reference: http://www.explorra.com/attractions/villa-deste_20675# Another spectacular garden in Rome is this one, which us...

Best Apps for Landscape Designers & Architects

Apps are not only meant for people who work in offices. There are also apps that can help landscapers in doing their job better. Listed below are some of the best apps landscape artists can use to make it easier to create designs and come up with concepts. Flowerpedia Platform : iOS Price : $4.99 http://a3.mzstatic.com/us/r1000/110/Purple/v4/16/36/8a/16368a73-8bb7-7de9-c1db-0abdb8b76d91/mza_5980758982002721504.466×466-75.jpg This nice app for the iPhone and iPad serves as a good reference for everything about flowers. It is not intended for botany enthusiasts who seek to identify various flora but it provides good enough information landscape artists and designers can use in planning plant combinations and placement. It is particularly useful in checking for flower color and appearanc...

Fence and Wall Cost Comparison

Wood                                                            Pros: Beautiful and versatile. Wood is great for privacy fences because slats can be placed tightly side-by-side. Wood can come in a wide variety of designs, unlike steel, aluminum or vinyl, which are limited to styles that manufacturers offer. Cons: Most wood, even if treated, requires protection with a stain or paint.  Susceptible to termites, rotting and is not fire-resistant. Maintenance: Frequency depends on where you live and the wood type. Cedar has protective natural oils and may require no maintenance if you like the weathered gray appearance. Redwood, too, may require no treatment. Pine, though common and economical in most of the country, must be pretreated for use outdoors; you’ll probably want to stain, pain...

Concrete Home & Garden Ideas For Halloween

Is your house and garden spooky enough for Halloween? Halloween is the time of the year when kids go trick or treating. If it is a fun day for kids; it could be for adults too! Decorate the entire home to make it perfect for the occasion. Many people think that as long as they can create a spooky vibe, it is good enough for Halloween. As a result, they mash up just about anything that they can think of. Though Halloween decorations are supposed to be scary, it does not necessarily mean you have to turn your house into a real house of horror…unless that’s your desire. All you need to do is to find the right theme ideas for Halloween and still have fun. Below are couple ideas to start with: Science Laboratory Approach. This is inspired by science labs obviously. All you have to d...

Top 33 Terms Used by Landscape Architects and General Contractors

Below is a list of terms Architects and Contractors use often. Don’t see a term that should be on this list?  Send us an email and we will gladly add it in with a link back to the contributor. Air rights – In real estate development, this refers to a right or an easement to the empty space above a property owned or leased. Property owners basically have air rights attached to the land or real property they purchase. As such, they can do developments above the land they own until they reach heights that are already covered by the government aviation authority. Aggregate – This term refers to materials added to cement to produce concrete. Aggregates can be made of sand or crushed stones, tiles, and bricks. Base plan – This is a plan, which could be a 2D illustration or a 3D...

Sito Fido Sit…How Stackwalls Keep Your Dogs in Your Yard

Dogs are man’s best friend, but not when you’re looking at the splinters of your fence littering your yard. You still love your dog, but as far as best friends go, you’re not feeling that cozy right now. It is natural behavior for dogs to chew on things and there are training tips available to help teach your dog to stop eating your fence, but how about not having to deal with this in the first place? If you have a dog that can chew through concrete and steel rebar, I desperately want to see a video of this, however, most dogs can’t! Consider the time and costs associated with replacing sections of your fence over and over again. Instead, use your precious time by throwing a tennis ball around for Fido and not on repairs. Stackwall walls are made of high-grade concrete and can ...

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