Gravel Boards: their uses & benefits

strongcast recessed gravel boards

Gravel Boards, which are placed under garden fence panels to lift them off of ground level, are an essential product of Supreme Concrete. They’re available in a variety of sizes, making it easy to fit them into any fence structure. However, if you’re unsure of the benefits they can provide, or indeed what their purpose is exactly, then this article might be of some use to you!

high strength concrete gravel boardsTheir practical use

high strength concrete gravel boardsAs stated above, gravel boards are placed underneath fence panels, and in between each post. This is done to prevent wooden panels from experiencing significant premature rot by acting as a protective barrier from the ground. It also makes your fence more durable, given that it provides your panels with a sturdier base. In turn, both of these uses mean that your garden fence should retain a longer life cycle.

The types

There are two types of concrete Gravel Board. These are Smoothcast boards, and Recessed barriers. The differences between the two are largely aesthetical, but it’s important to consider which one you’d want to use in your fence project.

Why concrete Gravel Boards are the better option

Gravel Boards are usually made out of either concrete or timber; however, we believe that the former material is far superior. This is because concrete lasts far longer and is essentially maintenance-free. Concrete acts as a stronger foundation for your fence panels, as it’s sturdier and more durable in severe weather. Moreover, it’ll prevent rot for longer as, unlike timber, it won’t absorb water. Subsequently, concrete gravel boards have the added benefit of better long-term value. Your fence as a whole will therefore maintain its strength far more efficiently, especially if it’s also fitted with concrete posts!

Our range of gravel boards, alongside Supreme Concrete’s other fencing products, can be found here. If you need any help, please get in touch with us. We’re always happy to help!