Wall Caps and Coping Applications



Wall caps and coping are widely used in the Commercial and Residential fields.

Commercial

You will find that wall caps and coping are applied commercially particularly in the construction industry. Wall caps and coping can be custom made for all types of masonry walls and blocks, whether they are large or small.

Wall Cap or Coping

Residential

Wall caps and coping are very popular in the landscaping industry, especially for residential applications.

Swimming Pool and Concrete Pool Coping

Commonly used for exterior purposes, such as pool coping. Pool coping is the edging between the water’s edge and the pool decking. Hence it is important that the coping has a smooth, rounded edge, so as to prevent injury as you enter and exit the pool.

Pool Coping

Retaining Wall Caps

Wall caps and coping are also used around the backyard for things like wall caps on retaining walls and general landscaping structures.

Indoors

Today wall caps and coping are also applied to the interior of the house, for example as coping for indoor plant boxes.

Materials Used

List of materials which can be used for wall caps and coping:

  • Concrete
  • Precast concrete
  • Sandstone
  • Limestone
  • Marble
  • Quartz
  • Slates
  • Brick
  • Terra cotta
  • Stone
  • Metal
Wall Caps

Textures

Wall caps and copings are available in a variety of textures, for use in a variety of structural purposes:

Rough

This texture creates a very natural and rustic look, which is very popular for surface applications

Another type of texture is known as ‘extreme’ rough texture. It is rougher than others and very durable.

Smooth

This texture type is quite like the result of a painted surface, and also very durable.

Washed

This feature is a little less smooth, with a porous-like texture, and just as durable as the other variations.

Design Features

Retaining Wall Caps

When designing wall caps and coping, it is important to consider the performance of the element in service. Things like the movement, the material used, the location, and the joint connections, should all be factored into the designing process.

Another factor to consider in the design process is the aesthetic appeal. The color, texture, material used and the structure are all significant in the aesthetic appeal.