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Precast Stone Coping: 3 Features That Will Make Wall Caps Look Clean And New For Longer

by Russell Lowe

Easily add a more elegant flair to your property by installing wall caps to the brick or concrete walls that surround your estate. While there are a wide variety of materials that you can choose from, precast stone is highly recommended, as it can last up to 100 years and will require little to no maintenance depending on the type of style and design you've chosen. If you're more of a practical person, here are 3 wall cap features that will make them easier to maintain.

Overall Structure of the Design

There are several wall cap designs that are rather popular. They include:

  • ridge coping, which is basically angled like a rooftop
  • flat coping, which is just a flat surface
  • tier coping, which looks like steps
  • round coping, which basically looks like the top of a 3-leaf clover

While tier coping and round coping look a bit more elegant and extravagant, you should choose wall caps with ridge coping or flat coping if you're looking for something easy to maintain.

Wall caps with a ridge coping or flat coping design do not have any nooks and crannies for dirt and dust to settle in. On the contrary, dirt and dust easily settle within the edges and the nooks of tier coping and round coping wall caps, so you'll need to wipe them clean regularly to keep them looking like new.

Color of the Wall Caps

Even if the wall caps are installed in high places that cannot be reached, exposure to the elements will cause the color in the wall caps to either fade or become stained. You don't want to go with anything that's too bright or too white, as these colors do not conceal stains well, and they will easily show. You also don't want to go for something too dark, like black. Your best bet will be to choose a more neutral shade like slate grey or oak, as it will be able to conceal imperfections and stains easily.

Texture of the Surface

While you can include aggregates into precast stone wall caps, you'll want to avoid doing anything that might compromise the structure. You should choose a rougher surface, as it offers more traction and is more durable than smooth surfaces. Choose wall caps with the same texture throughout for a more uniform finish.


By choosing the right design for your precast stone wall caps, you can get away with little to no maintenance, as signs of wear will not be noticeable. These wall caps will last for years once they have been installed, and will easily improve the overall aesthetics of the wall. 

For more information, contact Harristone Pre-Cast - Merrillstone Natural Stone Products - G. S. Harris Co., Inc. or a similar company.