Fences, Railing, and Traffic Barriers
There are many specialized construction techniques that can be applied using our VERSA-LOK wall units, such as fences, tiers, terraces, and freestanding walls, etc. VERSA-LOK units are made from high-strength ,low-absorption concrete to create a consistently durable product that exceeds industry standards. Solid characteristics provide superior resistance to damage before, during, and after construction in all climates.
VERSA-LOK wall units have rapidly earned approval from landscape architects, engineers, and contractors. It provides unlimited design flexibility, unsurpassed durability, and fast installation. The VERSA-LOK system may be easily installed by landscape contractors, and fencing contractors.
Fence units should be installed several feet behind the VERSA-LOK wall system to provide a stable foundation for the posts. A minimum depth for fence post embedment is 30″; depending on site loading. Fences can be installed after the entire wall is completed or during construction. If the wall is complete, you can dig or drill the post holes, set the posts, and pour the concrete in sequence the entire length of the wall.
Providing post holes during construction is also an easy matter. Cylindrical concrete tube forms can be placed at planned post hole locations and backfill placed in the tubes. If there is little or no space to put the fence back from the wall, it can be positioned as part of the VERSA-LOK wall. It will be necessary to break off parts of the backs of three retaining wall units to create a “post hole” in which to place rebar and to embed the post in concrete. The concrete should extend a minimum of 12″ behind the post to help stabilize the fence against overturning. Depending on loading, more embedment may be needed. The cap unit should be cored or cut to receive the post. The fence should have joints to accommodate differential movement between the wall and the fence.