A compound wall serves to demarcate your property, protect one’s area of property, ensure privacy required and enhance aesthetic appeal of the same. Physical security of the property is the most important reason for having a compound wall or fencing. Not only does a fence prevent encroachers from moving into your property but also prying eyes. Most city houses are independent units and therefore invariably have their compound walls.
Any Fencing done ensures privacy to the owners of the property. Whether it is a 8 ft. compound wall further reinforced by a chain link fence or a screen wall within the property that restricts access to certain personal spaces such as swimming pool and party areas. The height and location of these structures are subjective as per the requirement. Some of the fencing types are mentioned here.
The Cheapest way to go for is barbed wire fencing.
A little expensive would be chain linked fencing
A time saver and stronger structure would be by using pre cast walls.
First three fencing techniques are much easier, cost effective and a simple task to do. However, as you are aware, its always the strong structure of brick wall which stands longer offering greater protection to your property. We will briefly discuss the process of latter. (The cost effective way without solid foundation is discussed)
Clean your property – it’s a very common scenario of garbage being dumped on empty plots, especially if you own in city limits. Its always advisable to clean it periodically. However, if not before constructing a compound wall, make sure you get it cleaned. You could hire a JCB or outsource to some agencies.
Excavation – First and foremost of any construction activity is excavation. Make sure you hire an experienced contractor to do the same. The depth and width of the excavation would be decided based on the conditions of the land and height of the compound wall. Generally, a compound wall for a residential property, which would be of 5’ height would require 2-2.5’ dept of excavation.
Compaction – Use stones for filling the excavated areas. Make sure the quality it are good, compact with sand and water and ensure the pits are tightly compact. It is always advisable to have a layer of concrete, generally 5” thick above the filled area.
Blocks/Bricks – Using Solid concrete blocks as foundation is very cost effective and easiest method followed in recent times. Laying solid concrete blocks sideways against the pit area or excavated area. Make sure blocks are of good quality. Ensure constant curing/watering is done throughout the process.
Wall Construction – Ensure you use good quality bricks or blocks. A supporting pillar is required at regular intervals, generally for 10’ length.
Plastering – Plastering could be done both sides of the wall or at any single side. Any design required, please inform before plastering done.
Watering – As mentioned earlier, ensure curing is done as a continuous process.
Fencing – you could also fence with barbed wire, chain link or with glass on top surface of the compound wall for additional safety.
Sound complicated? You could always obtain service from professional contractors or any construction service providers for the ease of handling the entire process.