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Concrete Columns and Masts

This page focuses on massive, concrete columns both cylindrical and angular. Growing systems can often be fastened to them but with poles and masts, drilling becomes especially difficult due to the high amounts of rebar they contain. Alternative attachment methods include special tension bands, fastening the plants using binding materials or the use of "self-climbing plants". Please reference the section; "Columns" and "Poles", found in the 'Ideas' section to learn more.

Concrete Columns

Concrete columns are load bearing they consist mostly of very pressure-resistant concrete that provides a lot of resistance when drilling. It will be more difficult to work with if they are also covered with insulation. You can determine this simply by tapping and listening for a distinctly hollow sound.

Concrete Poles

Concrete poles are free standing and generally support light loads such as street lamp, sign, decorations etc. Here the iron inside is not only in a loose "basket" style, but as relatively dense iron wreaths next to each other. Encountering reinforcement when drilling is often unavoidable and depending on the expected amount of reinforced steel, one should consider whether drilling is the best and safest option.

Appropriate construction methods

From the FassadenGrün assortment, all standard kits are suitable for concrete supports, however to avoid any confusion the best solution of all, especially for masts, are our middle ' Classic ' kits, combined with cross holder WM 10081 complete with brass rawl plug, which suites these structures as drilling and connecting happen here beyond the armoured layer. Note that the sealing must be flawless so that no humidity penetrates the surrounding iron.

With very thin, round pillars there can be problems with the cover plates of the cross-holder that no longer adapt or fit to the small radius sufficiently and may need to be formed accordingly.

Easy construction with WH 06061 to the concrete support of carports, Honeysuckle
Easy construction with WH 06061 to the concrete support of carports, Honeysuckle
Medium Kit "Eco" on square concrete support, Vine
Medium Kit "Eco" on square concrete support, Vine
Free-standing concrete poles contain often - as visible here - even more iron than concrete columns.
Free-standing concrete poles contain often - as visible here - even more iron than concrete columns.
Growth wire ropes `Middle’ construction in a leafy concrete support
Growth wire ropes `Middle’ construction in a leafy concrete support