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SupaPost™ & SupaCoping™

Our SupaPost™ molds essentially consist of four components: the main body, top former, rubber end stops and side former.

The main body has three sides with a hump on the bottom to form the slot. The rubber stops fit on each end and serve to seal the ends of the mold to prevent leakage of concrete. The top former is placed on the top of a concrete filled mold to form a slot. The steel side former is placed inside the main body against one side to form a slot for corner or three way posts.

There are four possible post configurations:

  • Intermediate or Line (slot on either side)
  • End (slot on one side only)
  • Corner (two slots at right angles to each other)
  • Three way (slots on three of the four sides)
The slots for the line and end posts are symmetric with the posts meaning that the centerline of the slots corresponds with the centerline of the posts. The posts are tapered with one side being about 13 mm bigger than the other. This taper is intended to make it easier to remove the cast concrete from the steel post mold. The taper is not noticeable when bystanders view the fence from a typical distance. The rubber stops form a pyramid peak at the top of the post and is flat at the bottom.


The dimensions of a typical 305 cm long post are provided below:

Mold Design Features

  • Can link molds together with U bolt connectors making filling easier (optional)
  • Four configurations: line, end, corner and three way
  • Lightweight long lasting steel design with rubber stops
  • Standard and optional lengths
  • Top former can be left in place overnight
  • Symmetric line and end post slots

Mold Design Advantages

  • Can position post molds side by side for filling
  • Can be handled by no more than two operators
  • Long lasting with no plastic liners to replace

Custom designs and lengths are also possible.

Our SupaCoping™ mold consists of a plastic mold and a steel rod to form the groove at the bottom of the coping.

Coping dimensions are provided below:

 

Affordable

Crack Resistant

Installs in Confined Spaces

Termite Resistant

No Heavy Installation Equipment Required

Fire Resistant

Durable

Integral Color

 

SupaPost™, SupaCoping™ and SupaPanel™ components make up our SupaFence™ system.

Applications

Applications for posts used together with our coping and panels:

  • Privacy fencing
  • Planter boxes
  • Screening walls
  • Security fencing
  • Skirting
  • Sound barriers

Unlike brick and concrete block block walls, panel and post privacy fences resist cracking because the individual components of the fence are not attached and are free to move independently of one another when high winds or shifting soils act upon them. Panel and post fences are also more affordable than a typical block or brick wall and can be available in a variety of textures and colors.

Advantages over concrete block and brick walls:

  • Lower installed cost
  • More resistant to cracking
  • Pier foundation offers greater flexibility than continuous footing
  • Wide variety of beautiful textures and colors possible
  • More environmentally friendly
  • Little to no maintenance required
  • Considered right-of-way fencing since the panels can be removed for access

Posts can be made with different slot configurations including intermediate, corner, three way and end of wall. Posts for erecting 183 cm tall fences are typically 259 cm in length and about 13 cm square. The additional length is for in-ground installation. Longer posts for erecting taller fences can also be cast. Copings which sit between posts and on top of panels are approximately 183 cm wide, 7 cm high and 10 cm deep. The post for a 183 cm tall fence has a nominal weight of 82 kg. Copings typically weigh 11 kg each. Posts and copings are made from conventional dense concrete for optimal strength while SupaPanel™ is made from lightweight concrete.

Posts are embedded into concrete piers located at intervals of about 198 cm. Pier depths depend on the soil, fence height, and required wind resistance. Example images of precast made from our SupaPost™ and SupaCoping™ products are shown below: