Engineered Wall Capping
Engineered wall capping offers a more uniform and consistent appearance and look great around a pool or on a retaining wall. Through constant research and development, this range keeps up with the modern trends of the industry. Each wall capping is custom made and precise in shape and colour.
Consistency is guaranteed and you can ensure the ultimate longevity in our wall capping over the years.
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4 Wall Capping Tips
3 wall capping uses
Wall capping can provide protection for any wall structure that you have assembled in an outdoor area. Wall capping is usually designed with a sloping edge which can be in one or both directions. This helps water channel away from the wall opening.
The third use of a wall capping is to provide a finished look to any wall structure on your property or in your garden such as a perimeter or retaining wall or a tiered landscape area.
Wall capping on a pool can prevent swimmers from injuring themselves while in the pool or in an accident.
DIY wall capping installation essentials
If you are decorating and capping an existing retaining wall, there are a couple things that you will need. This is a great way to make an old wall look brand new and neatens up and hides any rough edges from brickwork.
You will need:
- Bleach and mild laundry detergent
- Capping blocks or stones
- Concrete bond adhesive
- Scrub brush
- Mortar mix
- Mortar trowel
- Paint brush or roller
- Wheel barrow
- Wire brush
Installing a wall capping on a retaining wall may be labour intensive but it is not hard to do. The main goal is to ensure no water enters the wall cavity.
How to install wall capping on a retaining wall
Choose a wall capping that will complement your existing retaining wall. It should provide adequate protection for the wall interior from moisture and water damage.
If you are capping an existing wall that hasn’t been freshly laid, you will need to scrub the top surface of the wall with a solution of bleach, water and a little laundry detergent. Using a wire brush, wash away any debris.
Next apply concrete bond adhesive for an extra strength bond when the mortar is applied next.
Apply 1.5cm of mortar mix before placing and setting each individual cap. Position the caps so that they are evenly aligned on the wall. Scrub off any excess mortar that you have missed with a wire brush.
The benefits of manufactured wall cappings
Besides a consistent and manicured look, engineered wall capping blocks offer structural integrity and an even base to work with which makes self-installation and DIY projects a cinch.
An even structural base decreases the guesswork required and will also be less work when making sure each course is level. Engineered wall capping blocks retain their natural colour for a longer period of time.
Wall cappings are made from recycled concrete, crushed rock and hardening agents. Their lightweight quality offers an easy installation. This means even if you have basic home-remodelling skills, you can master the wall capping installation process.