BRICK THIN WALLS – NOISE REDUCTION, SAFETY & PRIVACY, AND PURE AESTHETICS
When it comes to screening your property to reduce noise, gain privacy, or pure aesthetics, there are several types of applications to consider. Some desire a softscape with vegetative appearance, while most require a more rigid structure for safety and a non-climbable wall or fence. Wood or Iron fences are most often used from an economic standpoint, but are often viewed as an eyesore if not properly maintained and don’t allow for a full sense of security. If noise, safety and privacy, and aesthetics are the overall importance to your property, the most economical solution is to install Brick thin walls from Ratliff Hardscape.
Brick thin walls, also known as single-wythe brick walls, can be installed around residential and commercial developments, municipal or governmental projects, as well as oil and gas sites. The most important feature of the brick thin wall is lower maintenance. If properly maintained, brick thin walls provide long-term durability and less overall maintenance by allowing surface run-off created from irrigation or rain events to drain away from the structure. By spending more money today to install a brick thin wall, versus the economic solution of wood or iron fences that require more maintenance costs or even full replacement in 7 to 10 years, customers receive the immediate impact of a safe and secure property. All brick thin walls require a customizable structural design for underground concrete piers and footings to adhere to the existing soil conditions that vary based on geographic location. Ratliff Hardscape can assist with this process as a turn-key solution if there is not an existing structural design.
Brick material and design selections are endless, and come in a variety of colors, styles, and sizes. The typical height for brick thin wall is 6’ but can be designed as high as 10’. Additionally, running bond brick for the entire wall height is most economical, but rowlock or soldier coarse patterns can be incorporated in the design. It is not recommended to install caps on top of the wall panels; however, caps can be installed to enhance the secondary columns that hold the wall panels.
As budget always seems to be the most important part of any project, brick thin walls do not have to surround the entire property. While the brick thin wall is more economical than a Brick or Stone Masonry Wall (double-sided) or a simple CMU Block wall, some may want to enhance their entry with a more costly or enhanced wall feature. Brick thin walls are also used in combination with Wood or Iron Fencing to accommodate the overall cost of a project.