Would you like to know more about concrete plinths?
A plinth is an architectural term used to describe a heavy base supporting a column. A concrete plinth is a reinforced concrete beam that is constructed between the wall and its foundation. Concrete plinths prevent the extension or propagation of cracks from the foundation into the wall above and they distribute the load of the wall over the foundation evenly. Here is what you need to know about concrete plinths.
1. Uses of concrete plinths
Concrete plinths are used to provide a raised platform for supporting heavy loads like machinery that has to be raised up higher than the floor. They are also used for providing a point on a structure that can be used as a jacking point for future maintenance of a heavy structure like a bridge deck, where the supporting steel bearings are likely to be changed before the bridge reaches the end of its predicted service life.
2. Concrete garden plinths
Concrete garden plinths can be used to support garden sculptures from splendid, large, formal gardens to small patios. For the sculpture to be viewed from above as the ground falls away, a higher plinth will be needed but if the sculpture is placed in ground rising away from the viewer, the plinth would need to be lower. If there are lots of plants or bushes nearby, the plinth will need to be high enough so that the sculpture can be seen above the foliage. A professional landscaper can develop your garden and site your sculptures.
3. Concrete plinths fencing
Concrete plinths are perfect products for filling unsightly gaps under Colorbond fences. They can also be used for retaining walls where the plinth sits under the bottom rail of the fence. This makes the fence look neat and tidy and keeps weeds, debris, and rubbish from entering your yard. Animals are also kept from digging under the fence. Concrete plinths for fencing can be pre-painted to provide a wide range of colours that suit your fence type.
4. Concrete plinth price
The cost of under fence concrete plinths range from $53 to $62 depending on the size specifications of the plinth. You can get the price of the concrete fence plinths from our price list online or contact Concrete Sleepers Sydney for your specific needs.
5. Fence plinth
Fence plinth will slow down weeds and prevent even snakes from entering your backyard or property from under the steel privacy fence. Fence plinth can be built up as a retaining wall to a height of 600mm. The posts may however need to be re-enforced and the depth plus diameter of the concrete may need to be increased, depending on the height of the wall to be constructed.
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