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Concrete Pillars and Masts

Here we focus on massive, concrete columns both cylindrical and angular, as a base for climbing plants. In terms of attachment, masts are particularly tricky as they contain a significant amount of rebar. Alternative fastening methods include special tension straps, the fixing of the plants by means of binding material or "self-climbers". Find out more in the "Ideas" section under "Pillars" and "Masts".

Concrete Pillars

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 Masts

As opposed to pillars, masts are free-standing and designed to support light loads such as lights, signs, decorations etc. Structurally, they are reinforced by a high concentration of latticed, iron rods which means encountering resistance when drilling is unavoidable, therefore one should consider whether drilling holes to fit climbing aids is the most effective and safe method. 

Appropriate construction methods

From the FassadenGrün assortment, all standard kits are suitable for concrete supports, our most recommended solution being our Medium construction 'Classic' kits, combined with cross holder WM 10081 with brass rawlplug. This method suites these structures as all necessary drilling should remain above the level of rebar keeping it relatively simple to insert an anchor, please note however, that the sealing must be flawless to stop humidity penetrating the hole and surrounding iron.

 

 

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