With a significant innovation for interior masonry fencing, Proto IITM offers the perfect masonry alternative to low cost, inferior vinyl or wood fences in interior B@100 applications.
The safety, durability, and marketability of a masonry fence at a price competitive with vinyl.
By utilizing a stocked, off-the-shelf 4-inch wide concrete block in stocked gray and neutral tan colors, similar to vinyl availability, Proto II installers can harness the efficiency of Proto II post-tension to deliver an interior lot-separation masonry fence competitive with vinyl fencing.
|Proto II Masonry Fencing*||Vinyl Fencing*|
|Safe, non-toxic||Numerous studies indicate persistent toxicity|
|Fire-resistant, no toxins released when heated||Releases hydrochloric acid and other deadly gases at less than ignition temperatures|
|All materials completely recyclable||Difficult and costly to recycle; contaminates other easily recyclable plastics|
|Material sources are local with very low embodied energy||Chemical components for vinyl not local; extremely high embodied energy|
|Strong, impact resistant||Low impact resistance; must protect from normal outdoor activity|
|Pets cannot dig under fence and footing||Very easy to dig under panels|
|Excellent noise attenuation||Minimal noise attenuation; gaps in fence|
|Appearance and stability of masonry, but cost comparable to vinyl||It is what it is: plastic|
|*See Lot Separation, 4-Inch Proto IITM and Vinyl: a Holistic Comparison|
The fence wall designs referenced are offered as a courtesy to licensed contractors and building professionals. It is the responsibility of the user to verify the Design Criteria are appropriate for a specific project under consideration and are approved for the project by the governing agency.
Proto IITM fence and retaining wall designs and details are the products of licensed professional engineers as noted on each Proto IITM Wall Systems detail. Proto IITM Wall Systems are installed by authorized contractors only.