Thin concrete walls less than 8 cm thick

On this bottom of the theme "concrete walls" you will find information on very thin concrete components, dimension less than 8 cm with regard to the fitting of a system of wire grow aid ropes. Thin concrete walls can often be found, for example, in finished pre-fabricated garages, in privacy separation walls of community high rise apartment balconies, in concrete fences or European waste boxes. The outer shells of pre-fabricated buildings, especially in East Germany, are discussed separately under "Weather Shells"

Properties of thin concrete walls

Such components are usually not an uncoated "in plain view" concrete wall, therefore, the material "concrete" at first glance is often not recognizable as such. Pre-fabricated garages are usually very shiny smooth concrete walls with a granulated unobtrusive color, so that it seems as if they were using rough cast plaster. Furthermore, some walls are made of colored material, or painted in bright colors, and with tiles. This is often referred to as "lightweight concrete" - see below. Weather shells on panel buildings are significantly less resilient and will therefore be discussed separately. Plants are heavy and need a good anchor.

Adherence of growth ropes

By 8 cm wall thickness, the Easy and Medium construction "Eco" kits are used. For thinner walls usually with a "lightweight" design are the standard kits applicable. For wall thicknesses of less than 7 cm's, be careful, the drill can come poking through. With wall thicknesses less than 6 cm, the dowel might stand out. Alternatively, the plugs can be cut shorter or the small holder WM 06093 directly without dowels paste with mortar composite. Medium-sized kits "Classic” are the ideal solution by heavy load grow wires. But, in contrast with the cross support WM 10081 in addition to brass dowel. Please enter in your order, if necessary, as a note for us. Due to the small drilling depth of only 3.5 cm, coming upon reinforcment is very unlikely. In lightweight concrete with softer material, is the cross support WM 10101 cemented, with the drilling depth then about 6 cm. In exceptional cases - for example, if a high wall distance is needed - it is also possible to attach the bracket of heavier construction, such as the standard bracket WM 12191 with through mounting and counter set (see variant 03) or WM 12227 modified as WM 12167 with brass plug. To reduce the bending- buckling load, use 3 mm wire rope. The holes are gradually drilled, therefore starting with a smaller diameter, ie in the sequence 6/8/10 mm. Please note the tips for drilling holes in concrete!

Steel cables in light construction (WM 06093) on a prefab. garage
Steel cables in light construction (WM 06093) on a prefab. garage
Vine trellis on a thin-walled concrete garage, cross holder WM 10081.
Vine trellis on a thin-walled concrete garage, cross holder WM 10081.
Garage with cross holder WM 12227 (mod. WM 12167), Grapevines
Garage with cross holder WM 12227 (mod. WM 12167), Grapevines
Simple growth system on a concrete fence, WM 06030 with brass anchor, grapevine
Simple growth system on a concrete fence
Exceptional case: Massive construction on pebbled pre-cast concrete products, gymnasium around 1980, evergreen honeysuckle & rose. The anchors protrude into the insulation behind this weather shell.
Massive construction on pebbled pre-cast concrete
Growth wire ropes of garbage containers, glued thin-walled concrete, short shaft WM 10101 cross holder.
Growth wire ropes of garbage containers, glued thin-walled concrete, short shaft WM 10101 cross holder.
Heavy construction, 8 cm concrete garage, through-hole PCB mounting with WM 12191 and against set, for facade greening with wisteria
Heavy construction for Wisteria
WBS-70 pre-fabricated buildings (old East Germany) with protective weather shell (approx. 5-6 cm thick) and embedded tile, akebia at wire ropes
WBS-70 pre-fabricated buildings