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How is Rain Affecting Your Fence or Property Wall?

We know that thunderstorms and tropical storms yield heavy rains, high winds, and even flash flooding that can be detrimental to the fence or wall surrounding your property. Therefore, it is important to remind ourselves of the damaging and devastating effects that impact the sustainability of these structures and prove to be dangerous, as they weaken and have a greater potential to collapse and fall. Reduce this risk and increase the safety of your property by ensuring your fence or wall is in top-notch condition and has the ability to withstand this year’s rainy season or anything else Mother Nature might throw its way. Permacast customers have the utmost trust, confidence, and peace of mind when it comes to the PermaFences and PermaWalls that surround their homes, offices, plants, and other types of property

Sanding and repairing fence

Maintaining Your Fence or Wall 

Between maintaining the shiny finishes on metal fences and keeping wooden fences looking clean and intact, spending time on refinishing, restaining, and repairing your fence or wall each year quickly adds up. However, you can reduce this extra cost and take back your precious time by eliminating the need for touch-ups and repairs by installing a Permacast Fence or Wall. These structures provide the best solution to excessive moisture, humid climates, and inclement weather while keeping you more comfortable and drier on the inside. As the concrete mixture hardens to 5,000 psi and continues to strengthen over time, precast concrete is a more water-resistant and denser option than a classic concrete fence or wall. 

Brown wooden fence with rotting bottom

Wooden Fences and Harmful Pests 

Popular wooden fences are more susceptible to rain, moisture, and damp climates as the natural structure and wood fibers weaken in this type of weather. Warm and humid climates also prove to be most attractive to a multitude of bugs and insects that feed off of wood and cause intense damage. Pests such as termites, carpenter ants, and wood-boring beetles are some of the more common insects that are likely to cause detrimental harm by nesting and eating away at your structure. 

Damaged fence falling over due to natural decay from water and moisture

Fighting Against Mold, Rot, and Decay 

Rot, decay, mold, and mildew can quickly and easily build up if your fence or wall is continuously exposed to rain, especially during hurricane season. Mold will not only deteriorate your fence or wall but can also be the source of health problems, including respiratory issues. Mold, mildew, decay, and rot also make your structure more vulnerable to winds and natural elements that can knock it down with one intense gust. Luckily, Florida’s rainy season is no match for the PeramaFence or PermaWall. 

Permacast fence surrounding grassy property

A Waterproof Foundation 

One final piece of the puzzle to consider is the puddles and pools of rainwater that collect at the base of your fence posts or wall foundation and create problems from the ground up. Ensure that the foundation of your structure is damp-proof or waterproof, depending on the earth or soil it is standing on. Generally, this also goes for concrete structures, too. However, due to its low permeability and already damp-proof makeup, this may not be necessary for precast concrete fences and walls. 

In addition to choosing a fence or wall that can stand up to downpours and tropical storms, finding an aesthetically pleasing solution that also protects your property is equivalent to hitting the jackpot. Eliminating the need for costly and yearly upkeep of your structure is one thing, but eliminating the stress and harm to what is inside your fence or wall is another thing. PermaFences, PermaWalls, and Permacast’s Flood Walls are among the most reliable, durable, and affordable solutions on the market today. Reach out to a Permacast contractor today and hit the jackpot. 

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