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posylane 05-13-2010 12:21 AM

My concrete fence
 
I put up an 8" concrete fence, just because I could. These pictures are a few years old. I'll try to take new ones and post them soon.

The project is not 100% complete asthetically. Much of the fence is to have creaping vines covering it. Some but not all of it is planted.

http://www.posylane.com/images/P1000431.JPG

The strength of the fence is in the 14" wide by 24" high above ground footer.

http://www.posylane.com/images/P1000436.JPG

The top 6' of the fence serves as a screen.

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The fence was cast in two steps, the 24" footer and then the 6' screen. The screen portion is 6" thick. All concrete is 4000psi.



The linear footage is 210 feet, and the screen portion was cast in three sections. Each section was kept wet for 7 days with soaker hoses and frequent sprays.

http://www.posylane.com/images/P1010040.JPG

There is a real sliding gate here now. While waiting for the gate to be ready I used old form material to close off the opening.

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There is now a retaining wall in front of the main wall for raised bed gardening.


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This portion was to be 16 feet longer but the pier driller hit an unmarked electric line and so that was it. Lucky for me we did get to the side of the house.

http://www.posylane.com/images/P1010045.JPG

I cast triangle blocks to finish out the ledge.

http://www.posylane.com/images/P1010046.JPG


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I have washed down the fence with a cement and sand mix to finish out the surface.

slickgt1 05-13-2010 10:49 AM

Wow thats intense. Did you have TANK intrusion problems or something? Design and execution look good. Too much solidness for my tastes. Hope you never have to take that thing down. lol. Enjoy.

jogr 05-13-2010 10:55 AM

Neat wall, almost like a fortress. Did you have to jump through a lot of hoops to get it approved? Looks like a lot of steel for a wall with no loads other than wind.

posylane 05-13-2010 11:57 AM

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Did you have to jump through a lot of hoops to get it approved?
The city inspector hated the project but the fence ordinance specifically mentioned concrete. From what the inspector said, my fence is unique in our area.

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Looks like a lot of steel for a wall with no loads other than wind.
I think the engineer was a shill for the steel industry. There is about 5,000 pounds of steel in the fence. Lucky for me I got the rebar from a recycling yard for the cost of the steel itself. I think I paid 17 cents a pound.

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Too much solidness for my tastes.
We want the english garden look, and of course creeping vines and wood fences are a bad mix. This fence is zero maintance as well.

slickgt1 05-13-2010 04:29 PM

Now all you need is to do the same to your house, and make a castle.

Nice jobe either way. I like the design. What did you end up spending on this?

tpolk 05-13-2010 04:35 PM

where's cocobolo this has curves:laughing: no problem with the rebar being so rusty since its not structural?

jomama45 05-13-2010 09:03 PM

Great work, looks awesome!!

I'd be interested in seeing more pics when yo have the chance.

walkman 05-14-2010 02:13 PM

Wow! How many yards of concrete?

wikkie650 05-14-2010 02:35 PM

Reminds me of an Embassy wall. Nice look though, I like it.

posylane 05-18-2010 12:55 AM

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How many yards of concrete?
I think it was around 45.

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no problem with the rebar being so rusty since its not structural?
The rust was very superficial. Concrete that splashed on rebar bound very tightly to it.

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What did you end up spending on this?
About $14k. I had turn key quotes of about $30k. I did hire help to move the forms, not a one person job.

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http://www.posylane.com/images/P1020053.JPG

I have not stained the fence yet but I found a near free do it yourself method with sufates, when I get the time.

tpolk 05-18-2010 06:26 AM

yeah colors and murals :thumbup:

Scuba_Dave 05-18-2010 08:00 AM

I guess one neighbor can still see into the compound :yes:
Looks nice with the planters & greenery

posylane 05-18-2010 07:01 PM

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I guess one neighbor can still see into the compound
I always tell my wife that I have to have a compound before bringing home more wives. She never laughes that that one :laughing:

nap 05-18-2010 07:10 PM

and the bad news is poseylane just learned that his fence is 2' too tall and it is 1 foot too close to the alley:laughing:

neat project.

Gee, if I could price one out the same, I could build a fence around my lot for say, about $100,000.

I think I'll stick with a wire fence.

Wildie 05-18-2010 07:43 PM

It appears that you forgot the gun ports!


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