Good Looking Barrier Walls
Barrier walls are an essential element in every South African’s home. It keeps us safe and adds tremendous value to our homes if they are designed and built beautifully. Precast walling is a common perimeter wall choice due to its strength, affordability, and low maintenance. For all its practicality, precast walling does tend to lack aesthetics, especially when it comes to curb appeal.
We share a few creative ways to make your walls not only look good from the outside, but also compliment the architecture of your home and landscape.
Recreating nature when considering your walls is a naturalistic way to give you more curb appeal. Gabion walls melt seamlessly with the landscape. Gabion is derived from the Italian word “cage” and is a wire container that holds inorganic material. They can form flexible, permeable structures that work well in many environments. Combining rock with metals and even wood in a Gabion-type design will emphasize your home and garden’s features cleverly.
Brick may seem like a boring option, but homeowners can get quite creative with the types of brick they use, by combining colours that complement each other and their home. Pairing assorted colours of brick can challenge your creativity, not to mention, look very cool. Architects and designers have been incorporating beautiful brick walls whenever they need a touch of texture, traditional character, and timelessness.
Plant a Garden
Designing boundary walls with garden features are always a showstopper. Homeowners can consider using elements of nature as inspiration. Walls with water features or rock and plant gardens built into them look fresh and contemporary. You can even create vertical gardens to grow on your boundary walls that will look stylish and lush.
A Good Paint Job
Give your barrier walls a new life with a coat of paint in the colour of your choice. It is vital to prepare your walls to make sure the paint lasts. Start with a fungicidal to kill any spores and limit fungal growth. Next, check for moisture by covering your wall in plastic sheeting for a full day. If there is condensation on the plastic, you will need to seal your wall before painting.
Once that is done, apply one coat of masonry or water-based primer to your wall followed by two coats of acrylic exterior paint. Remember to buy more paint than you think you will need to avoid colour differences in different batches.
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