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The Problem with Brick Walls

Brick buildings and homes have often been revered for their stateliness, beauty and enduring classic look. But behind the scenes, there can be more than a few problems with using brick in your construction process. Most of these problems arise over time and can remain unseen for years. They can also be expensive to repair or replace once discovered. Fortunately, Permacast Precast Concrete Fencing & Walls can help you know what to look for and how to avoid continued damage and expense when dealing with brick building materials. 

Precast Concrete Makes a Magical Upgrade

We can all appreciate the hard work and attention to detail that goes into designing a theme park. Even the smallest details are perfected to transform a normal space into something magical, fanciful and even a little other-worldly. The Legoland Theme Parks, for instance, are an excellent example of every kid’s dream: to actually walk in and among the structures they create. Part of making those dreams a reality involves the use of precast concrete. At Permacast Precast Concrete Fences & Walls, we’re excited to be part of building new worlds that amaze, astound and inspire young and old alike. Here are just a few of the ways precast concrete is participating in the building of dreams and the magic of imagination. 

Famous Walls throughout History

Walls have been part of just about every culture throughout history, and with good reason. For centuries, people everywhere have seen the need to defend their communities, cities or entire countries from unwanted intruders. Walls have also been used historically to draw clear lines between opposing peoples. We also know that walls can be used symbolically as a means of memorializing or remember important people and events. Here, the wall experts at Permacast Precast Concrete Fencing & Walls review some of the most famous walls in history.

What Ha-Ha Walls Are and How They Work

As you’ve probably learned by now, there is a multitude of different types of walls around the world. Walls are used for many different purposes, most notably for security purposes, defense of a building or structure, or to protect a particular area from severe weather like flooding. However, another potential threat to personal or corporate property that we don’t talk about as much is that of wildlife. As an ancient means of warding off wandering animals, the French designed a concept called the Ha-ha Wall, which the English adopted quickly and still employ today. Here, the experts at Permacast Concrete Fencing & Walls will show you what these clever structures are and how you might find a use for them in your upcoming projects. 

What Is a Rampart, Anyway?

If you’ve ever wondered what a rampart actually is, you’re not alone. This is not a term we use in everyday conversation anymore, unless maybe you’re at a baseball game singing, “O’er the ramparts we watch’d…” However, there was a time when ramparts were a common thing, and guess what they were made of? That’s right- stone, and eventually, concrete! So the experts at Permacast Precast Concrete Fences & Walls are here to help you discern exactly what a rampart is and was, and one could be useful to you today.