You may want to know more about concrete base panels in Ormskirk if you’re installing a new fence or you’re getting your old one repaired. In either case, base panels are one of the most important aspects to consider if you want your fence to be stable, sturdy and long lasting. These base panels are also known as gravel boards and their main purpose is to prevent the fence panels from rotting if they’re wood, or rusting if they’re metal. When the fence panels come into contact with the earth, they are exposed to moisture that may penetrate their surface and damage them. It’s very important to install base panels if your fence is in a wooded area, or you have flower beds directly next to it, as these two areas tend to retain moisture.
In Ormskirk, concrete base panels may also be steel reinforced for extra stability. They also make the fence look neater and conceal any less-attractive areas at the base of your fence. These panels also help to lift the fence panels off the ground but don’t leave a gap at the base that allows your pets to escape outdoors or rodents or small animals to make their way indoors. Gaps also provide a security breach. However, if you prefer to have a decorative gap in the fence base, there are very attractive options available, like balustrade bases that can complement your garden fence. Concrete base panels are ideal if you have concrete posts but if you have timber or metal posts, they can be designed and fitted accordingly by fencing experts like Rospal. Timber base panels look very attractive, but they don’t last very long.
Concrete base panels in Ormskirk are useful when your fence has to stand on a slope, as they help to adjust the fencing panel heights. They may have a smooth finish or be textured for a more decorative effect. They’re also useful to keep back soil on different levels but they can also be built up on top of each other to form a concrete panel fence. Manufacturers offer options to cut them into the required sizes. For more information about concrete base panels, contact Rospal.