Water supply to houses in private plots outside the city is carried out using pumping stations, controlled in a fully automated way. Unfortunately, these systems cannot always be used in suburban areas, and therefore, the owners resort to the old, but proven method - they build wells in the yard.
This provides free, and importantly, constant access to fresh drinking water.
Finishing wells is just as important a part of working with it as creating a well. It is unlikely that anyone will enjoy using an ordinary concrete pit with water, it is much more pleasant to see a beautifully designed structure in their yard that would be in harmony with the exterior of the main building.
Various materials are used for external finishing of wells. There are no special restrictions in this matter. Your main task is to be guided by aesthetic considerations and try to achieve harmony with the general appearance of the yard.
In addition to the decorative function, finishing materials must play a protective role against the destructive influence of the external environment.
To understand which of the materials suits you best, you should understand the operational features of each of them, and based on the knowledge gained, make a choice in favor of one or another. Pictures depicting options for lining wells can help you in this difficult matter.
Perhaps you will find for yourself some non-standard, but interesting solution.
Note. Each individual facing material has its own styling characteristics.
Any kind of brick can be used for finishing wells. The red brick looks very nice and organic.
In addition, a ceramic or silicate material can be used. The first option has many advantages:
In addition to the above advantages, the material has one significant disadvantage - a low level of moisture resistance. Therefore, to extend the service life, the material should be coated with water-repellent compounds. A hydrophobic varnish is ideal for this purpose.
Experts advise not to neglect such processing, otherwise over time you will have to completely replace the cladding due to the destruction of the brick.
When lining a well with ceramic bricks, purchase only solid material without voids. Laying is done in a layer or on an edge. If you follow the technique of rounded masonry, you can save material. The masonry itself should be no more than 25 cm thick.
To give the surface strength and to resist the negative influence of the external environment, perform plastering. In order for the plaster to last longer, it is necessary to rub the cement powder into it, while still wet.
Wood is the most common finishing material that has a number of advantages. As for the finishing of water wells shafts, it is used very often for this purpose. Wood, due to its structure, allows the creation of wonderful carvings for decorating wells.
If you opted for lining the well with wood, then learn some of the features of its use:
But, it should be borne in mind that you will have to spend more effort, time and money on such work.
The popularity of natural stone as a facing material is explained by its high level of resistance to wear. In addition, structures finished with stone have an attractive appearance. The material, like many others, has its own peculiarities of use:
Various flowering plants planted near the well is the easiest and most budgetary way to refine the structure. You can do all this with your own hands without any problems.
Flowers can be used to decorate the area near the well, its base and roof.
Climbing plants look good. On the structure, you can hang pots with different colors, or arrange pots. If you left the ledges on the sides of the well, then plants can also be placed on them.
After all the work on laying the finishing material on the structure of the well is completed, you can start applying plaster to the surface ..
. Often this technique is used when facing a well with a brick. The texture of the cement composition of the plaster should resemble thick sour cream. The material is applied once, moving from top to bottom. It is necessary to level the plaster with a wide spatula, and a trowel is suitable for smoothing.
To obtain a flat surface without flaws, special wooden beacons should be installed on the sides. For this purpose, slats 5 - 6 cm thick will fit.
After the plastering of one lane is completed, the beacons need to be rearranged, and do the same with the second lane. There are situations when you need to install a reinforcing mesh to hold the solution. After the work is completed, clean the bottom of debris and dirt, then make a pillow of sand and gravel.
In the case of construction of a water shaft made of wood, plastering is not necessary.
Paints and varnishes are used to decorate the well and paint the external sides. Often they resort to staining if the well is made of wood. Also, the material can be varnished mono, which, in addition to the decorative function, provides protection against the negative effects of the external environment, extending the life of the structure.
You can use different color combinations to make the well unique. The main thing is to adhere to the rule of a harmonious combination of shades.
In the matter of choosing a facing material for decorating a well in the country with their own hands, everyone proceeds from their own preferences, and financial capabilities as well. In addition, there are a sufficient number of style solutions, so everyone can choose what they like.
Classic, country, modern or rustic style, each of them has its own flavor.
This style looks very nice in the design of country houses and outbuildings on the territory.If we are talking about finishing a well with your own hands in a chalet style, then it is rational to use it if you want to harmonize the designs with the general view of the yard. The direction itself came to us from Switzerland. We are sure that many have seen in pictures or live houses built in this style. They are distinguished by their noble appearance and, to some extent, comfort.
Natural stone is used as a finishing material. You can also lay out a track from it.
The classical execution of buildings in the style of an old Russian village is familiar to everyone. Wells in this style direction are made from a log house. One of the main design details is a brace - a special handle with which a chain is wound around a log.
The structure of the log provides for the presence of 4 corners, as well as their strapping. It is important to adhere to the rules for creating a streamlined shape. Rounded logs help build neat wells. In addition, it is not uncommon for a log house to be laid in the form of a ring, and the remaining space is covered with expanded clay.
For decoration, and giving the well authenticity, you can use such elements as:
Wood can be painted with varnish or paints intended to create painted elements.
The oriental style is very beautiful, but fits far for all well designs. In addition, it is necessary to take into account the appearance of the house in order to understand how this style will fit. The peculiarity of the design of wells in the oriental style is the creation of an ornate roof and the selection of decorative figures and talismans. If we talk about the functionality of such structures, then it has no differences from classical structures.
The structure of the well consists of a drum, a brace and a chain. To give the structure a recognizable oriental flavor, it is necessary to create a roof in the form of a Chinese pagoda. You can also build an artificial waterfall, which, in addition to the decorative function, will play the role of a device for draining excess water. All decor elements and details for finishing the well in the country are made of natural wood. You can add galvanized metal, which will fit perfectly into the structure of the well.
We are talking about wells in the form of mills or miniature houses. For cladding, wood or natural stone is most often used. Such structures look very attractive, and can become a real decoration of a suburban area.
This is the oldest version of the water extraction structure, which has been used since time immemorial. Nevertheless, it does not lose its relevance to this day, especially if the task is to create in a certain style.
You can decorate the mine with any material; finishing the well under the stone is also suitable.The crane is created from supports and beams fixed between them. On one side of the beam, a bucket is attached to a pole, and on the other - a suspension that will ensure the lifting of a container with water. Such pads are built without a roof or a canopy over the mine, therefore, a cover is an obligatory element of the design, which will prevent debris from entering the water.
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