A garden wall made of concrete is versatile

A garden wall of poured concrete is inexpensive, stable, durable and can be designed visually versatile. Different surface structures are made possible by special formwork or reworking. The wall can also serve as a carrier of paint over panels to clinker.

Shuttered surfaces

In most cases smooth formwork is used as a form of garden wall during concreting. Either the surfaces are subsequently smoothed and impressions of the formwork removed or the wall simply left in a de-activated state. The architectural style of brutalism plays with the appearance of raw and often industrially seeming random structures.

Many interesting design options are possible through special formwork types. According to the principle of the stamp imprint in the negative, shuttering boards can create structures on the concrete surfaces of the garden wall. So-called matrices depict reliefs that are "pressed" by vertical, horizontal and round notches in the formwork wood.

Surface finishing

The alternative to make exposed concrete such as garden bricks as decorative garden wall, are subsequent surface finishes. Some interventions are performed during the hardening phase, but most of the artwork is done on the dried garden wall.

  • Washing out the surface (prerequisite are retardants)
  • Acidification with dilute acids
  • Sand and / or polish
  • sandblasting
  • flaming
  • charring
  • Bossing, spikes and / or sticking

Refinish with additional materials

In addition to the opportunity to let the exposed concrete of the garden wall work for itself, additional materials can beautify the wall.

The easiest way to reshape the surface is to paint the wall with a concrete glaze. Similarly unpretentious is the frequently chosen plastering of the wall. In addition to the color selection, many possible plasters from structural to fine plaster contribute many other design variants.

Partly for reasons of cost, but often also for stability and durability, a garden wall is poured to serve as a support base for a sheathing and covering. A classic when dressing a wall in the garden area is the use of natural stone such as granite, basalt or calcareous sandstone.

A popular alternative is clinker on the garden wall, which can range from open-pored terracotta to washable glaze surface.

Tips & Tricks

Inform yourself comprehensively about the interaction of concrete types and formwork assembly, if you want to cast a garden wall of exposed concrete with structure.

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