Palisade fence can rightly be attributed to one of the most reliable fences. If you compare it with an ordinary wooden fence or picket fence, then they are unlikely to be able to compete with it in terms of reliability.
What is a stockade
From the earliest times, people began to use these fences, primarily due to their high protective functions. A palisade is a wooden fence made of logs with a diameter of 10 cm or more. Usually, the upper edges are hewn and sharpened, which increases the protective functions of the fence. Any type of wood can be used in its construction.
The process of assembling and installing such a fence usually does not take much time. By and large, building a palisade isn't much different than assembling any wooden fence. The main difference is the weight of the logs. That is, large physical costs will be required.
Also, when installing a palisade, it is necessary to take into account the fact that, due to the mass of the fence, it is desirable to concrete the pillars. However, it will benefit any fence.
Advantages and disadvantages of the stockade
Palisade is a fence that has a lot of advantages. In terms of reliability and protective functions, it can be put on a par with brick and concrete fences. And the pointed tops and the massiveness of the logs create an additional psychologicalbarrier. Since the palisade is to some extent a symbol of the impregnability of ancient fortresses, which has been formed by people for a long time.
In addition, the palisade is very durable and strong. With proper wood processing, such a fence can last for many years.
If we talk about the shortcomings, it is worth noting a rather rough appearance. As well as all the disadvantages inherent in wooden fences.
Types of palisade
The palisade is divided into two types:
- False stockade.
With the usual, everything is clear: thick logs are taken, sharpened, processed and mounted in the fence section.
False picket fence saves time and money while still looking the same as a normal picket fence. During its manufacture, a slab with pointed edges is stuffed onto an ordinary wooden fence. Thus, from the front side, it looks like a palisade.
The only disadvantage of this approach will be the loss of the protective functions of the fence.
Despite the low prevalence and popularity of this type of fence, we can say that the palisade is a very functional and durable fence. Moreover, with a creative approach, it can become a worthy decoration for any site.