Cinder Block Fence
Cinder blocks often called concrete blocks or concrete masonry units (CMU’s), are primarily used to construct a structural wall. Due to their inherent durability, resistance to insect infestation, low maintenance, and soundproofing characteristics, cinder blocks make an ideal privacy fence.
Harmon Palmer is credited with developing the first machine to manufacture cinder blocks. It took very little time for block walls to become popular.
Cinder blocks are extremely popular for use in commercial and industrial building construction. Aside from this, cinder block walls are used as boundary walls, retaining walls, security walls and, around the home, they are commonly used as privacy fencing.
Concrete block walls are durable, they can withstand even the harshest weather, they are excellent sound barriers, and concrete blocks are universally available.
A block wall fence is constructed similar to any other block wall. The blocks are stacked and held in position by mortar. The blocks have a cavity core, allowing for the use of reinforcing bars and mortar fill.
The blocks used in the construction of a fence, or for block fence repair are available in a host of differing dimensions and finishes. Typically, Chandler Block Wall Pros purchase ready-made blocks. However, as the blocks used in the construction of a masonry fence are not fired, specific sizes can easily be produced on-site.
As the name implies, a cinder block fence is made from concrete blocks. A strong, long-lasting, block fence is extremely strong and durable. A masonry fence is fast becoming popular with home and business owners. Although it may be true that a raw cinder block fence may not be aesthetically pleasing, a skilled block fence contractor can improve the appearance dramatically with the addition of a veneer on the visible surface.
The Pros of a Concrete Block Fence
Frequently Asked Questions:
How Long Do Cinder Blocks Last? When constructed properly, a cinder block wall requires little or no maintenance when compared to available alternatives such as wood.
Cinder blocks themselves require no maintenance whatsoever. The expected service life of a block wall is more than a century. Although the blocks are impervious to degradation, there are maintenance issues which include replacement of any sealant used in openings, and periodic repointing.
Is Cinder Block Cheaper Than Brick? Cinder blocks and bricks are wonderful building materials. Both are extremely strong, fire-resistant, and insect and vermin resistant.
Due to the composition of blocks vs, bricks, cinder blocks are less costly than bricks when the focus is square footage. Cinder blocks use less costly materials, and they are considerably easier to produce. As they are far easier to produce, some contractors produce the blocks on-site, saving the cost of transport. Site-produced blocks are every bit as strong as a factory-produced product.
The process of brick manufacture is far less “Earth Sensitive” than the manufacture of cinder blocks. Blocks, although they are not good candidates for recycling, can be produced from recycled material. Cinder blocks produced from Fly Ash, which is the waste produced by power plants, do not use scarce natural resources.
After a long, hard day, many homeowners look forward to getting home and relaxing. The last thing anyone wants is to have their quiet time disturbed by street noise or neighbors. Cinder block walls are ideal as they minimize sound transfer, while at the same time, they add considerably to the beauty and ambiance of any yard.
Cinder block fences are long-lasting and low-maintenance. Wood fences on the other hand, require repetitive staining or painting to look their best. Vinyl fences have a tendency to warp and crack. They quickly deteriorate in the temperatures experienced in Chandler, Arizona.
Chandler Block Wall Pros are skilled and adept at block fence repair and new construction. When installing or repairing a block fence or retaining wall, the key is choosing a contractor capable of preparing the site, obtaining necessary permits, and constructing a finished product that meets your needs and expectations.