Project Spotlight: Surfside Colony, CA

Project Spotlight: Surfside Colony, CA

A simple search of “beach fence images” returns tranquil pictures of driftwood sticks tied together with a bit of wire, wavy and windblown, along a beach. These quintessential images exude an easy-going and relaxing vibe that is perfect for your computer’s wallpaper. These beach fences make for great pictures, but in reality, they are terrible fences. They can’t keep anyone in or out, provide any privacy, even marking the property line gets a little tricky when the wind blows these fences over. What if we could have a beach fence that was both sturdy and attractive? A fence designed to match the stunning scenery, while also doing its job? The best beach fence is a Trex Fence.A recent project in Seal Beach, California at the beachside community of Surfside Colony, proves that Trex is the best kind of beach fence. A-1 Steel installed approximately 200 feet of Winchester Grey Trex Seclusions on the sandy beach. In fact, the Trex Fence starts right at the iconic PCH Water Tower House and heads straight towards the ocean. The old fence was weathered and falling, and the property owners were in search of a new fence that would actually last.

Picturesque beach fence isn’t a great fence

Surfside Colony in Southern California

Old and broken fence before removal

Brand new Winchester Grey Trex Fence along the beachSurfside Colony chose Trex Fencing for their beach fence for several different reasons. First, because it is termite resistant, which is a serious problem for wood on the beach. Second, because it is an eco-friendly fence. Trex is 95% recycled materials, half of which is plastic and the other half wood. Trex is proud to be doing their part to keep California’s beaches clean and beautiful. Third, because Trex has a more natural appearance than a plastic fence. Its special formula of composite materials gives you the look of wood, without any of the drawbacks like rotting or mold. And the Trex color, Winchester Grey, is especially popular, giving it a nice contrast to the golden sandy beaches and the blue ocean water. And fourth, Trex was chosen for its ability to withstand hurricane force winds. Unlike those flimsy beach fences, Trex will stand its ground.

A solid concrete base was used for the Trex Fence

New Winchester Grey Trex Fence leading to the PCH Water TowerFor those of you wondering just how a beach fence is built, the answer is concrete. Lots and lots of concrete. In order to build a sturdy fence in the shifting sands of a beach, 12ft Trex Posts were set 4ft deep into the ground, using over 400lbs of concrete. If you’re going to put up a Trex Fence, you’ve got to do it right.

A-1 Steel Fence, located in Santa Fe Springs, installed this Trex beach fence. Their slogan “Quality is not expensive, it’s priceless!” rings true for Trex Fencing as well.