BRICK BY BRICK: SOUTHSIDE RICHMOND CONTINUES THE EXPANSION OF BOTH RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTIONHurricane Fence  built a red beick and morter wall for the new Reynold's metal buioldings in Richmond, VA.

Every residential and commercial facility needs some semblance of security and delineation. 

Among complexes completed in the past two years and current buildings under construction, more than 1,000 new apartments in Manchester, have estimated that there are 3,000 residential and commercial units within five miles of The Reynolds South expansion. 

As the project continues to unfold, security and landscape projects are in swing. It is no surprise that some of the 

biggest companies in Richmond who are responsible for its early economic success are in a word, traditional.

A "fence" by definition is not always limited to wood, vinyl or steel materials. Most of the time, Hurricane Fence is recruited to provide these traditional security enclosures.  So we really get excited when we get the opportunity to show off our masonry skills.

This is the first of several 6' tall brick structure that lines the new Reynolds building suiting their traditionally suited architectural style of one large building.

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FROM MUDDY TO DIVINE: NEW REFLECTION PARKTHE HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, NORFOLK VA

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The Holy Trinity Church in Norfolk, VA reached out to Hurricane Fence Company to build their vision of transforming a muddy and vacant parking lot into a welcoming outdoor sanctuary where the parishioners could go to reflect.

Cedar and Wood meet in the middle of this outdoor church sanctuary in Norfolk, Va

Visit the Holy Trinity church in every Sunday or online. 

Father Dan could see the potential. He had a wanted the old existing chain link fence replaced with 330 linear feet of beautiful 6' cedar dog ear fence.

The rest of the sanctuary is surrounded by 6' 3 spear rail finish in addition to a 12' double swing arched gate at the entrance.

All of this renovation serves a higher purpose. It took  a lot of consistent and clear communication between all involved parties, as the window on this project was only two weeks. The first Sunday after completion, The Church hosted special visit from a bishop who will be blessing the new park.

Be sure to check out our various fence projects featuring multiple fence application combinations.


Project Manager: Hudson Williams
Beautiful cedar and 3 rail fence surrounds a church where there used to be a giant vacant and muddy parking lot. Landscaping with cedar and aluminum railings make turned a vacant lot into a beautiful outdoor reflection park.

HUEGENOT HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS COURT: SCHOOL'S IN! LET'S GO OUTSIDE

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This is the second athletic field fence project we have completed this summer for Huguenot High School.  Just because school is back in session, doesn't mean that all lessons will be in the class room. The fall sports program has strong community, teacher, parent and student support, and gets consistent vigorous use when school is in session. Most importantly, this netting with proper installation is going to sustain through the fall,anticipates a harsh Virginia winter and bloom with the spring.


SUMMER HILL UPDATES OUTSIDE JUST IN TIME FOR AUTUMN
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CABELA'S SHORT PUMP: MINIMAL AND RUSTIC INVENTORY SOLUTIONS WITH A INVITING AIR.

Cabela's in Short Pump Richmond, Virginia  has a 8' dog ear shadowbox commercial fence surroounding their extensive boat selection.

Cabela's is one of the newest additions to West Broad Marketplace in Short Pump's westward expansion. Cabela's has survived, grown and prospered from simple beginnings to become the largest mail-order, retail and the outdoor internet outfitter in the world.
Even though they have massive success branching out all over the country, they like to keep the feel of their store environment close to their roots. They like a marriage of nature and security while not feeling intimidating to the public and customers.
When working with the contractor, Cabela's selected a commercial grade 8 ft. shadowbox dog ear fence with four 2 x 6 ft wood rails and 6 x 6 posts.
This is the industrial version of our traditional three rail shadowbox dog ear with 4 x 4 posts residential application. The industrial strength will last through any severe weather for years to come. It's a smart choice for the Cabela's team, who want to ensure that their staff and customer traffic will be able to store, sell and secure their boat inventory. 

Right across the parking lot from the new Cabela's is the newest Wegmans. Below you can see an update from our previous post on the highly anticipated grocery store. Here is the constructions phase completion with beautiful industrial steel ornamental fence for the marketplace patio a few months ago.

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LAKEWOOD PARK :  A LOCAL LANDMARK FOR AMERICA'S FAVORITE PAST TIME CATCHES UP TO THE PRESENT. 
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Materials Used: Backstop has 2 x 6 x 6’ heavy gauge wire for preventing damage from baseballs. Remaining 14’ is 2 x 9 x 14’ regular gauge material. 

Lakewood Park in Norfolk, VA offers much more than a lot of other parks in The Tidewater Region of the state.  It's highly expansive and although not a new recreational facility, it is well maintained.
he park has many recreational areas. Societies like The ODU Rowing Team use the large two story facility located in the back of the grounds as a meeting and practice space.

The Lakewood Dance and Music Studio offers classes, through the Norfolk Parks and Recreation System
There are two ball fields and two all purpose fields used mostly for football and soccer.  The City of Norfolk Recreation League calls these fields home, and that home was in need of some modern athletic enclosure solutions. 
Hurricane Fence was tasked with updating the baseball field boundaries. In order to install the new chain link fencing that lined the dugouts along baselines, the only fence had to be removed.
Once the new chain link was installed, vertical backstops of 20 feet tall by 100 feet wide were applied in conjunction with several sideline fences.

Safety was a key requirement. Sideline fences measuring 2 x 9 x 8  feet needed to include a knuckle finish avoiding sharp edges of the chain link for optimum child safety. An outfield fence with measuring 500 linear feet wide and standing 6’ feet high was also added.


ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL: SUMMER CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR
 
ALL_SAINTS_18.jpg The manual gate enterance to All Saints Catholic School on Noble Avenue in Richmond's Northside updates is surrounded with 8 ft. Industrial Steel spear picket fencing.
A kid plays basketball on the hot summer pavement inside the All Saints Catholic School grounds.

Below: 8ft. Industrial Steel Two-Rail  from Mwechant's Metal.
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Serious about student security.  All Saints enclosed their bright new playground with the same fence.


 All Saints Catholic School needed a fence refresh and some timely repair for their parking lot damage acquired several weeks ago by a motorist. The fence took a licking, preventing the car from harming anyone on the premises.  

Although no one was hurt, the school is eager to have the situation remedied.  Even with summer in full swing, at any point during the year, they are responsible for the well being of  a parent's most precious cargo. 


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This 8' Galvanized Steel Temporary fence
creates delineation for a Dominion Power underground water pipe installation that will benefit  The Chisam Ballpark in Norfolk, VA. 

The fence provides the ball field a much needed buffer between guests, contractors and massive filtering machines that are the source of power for this project. 
Project Manager Hudson Williams




 

OUT COME THE SUMMER WHITES: FOR AN EYE-CATCHING POOL ENCLOSURE THAT'S BRIGHT, MODERN & UNIQUE.
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enclosure option  is a modern finishing touch to this beautiful pool and grounds in Richmond, Virginia.
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Get down to the nitty gritty of pool codes and requirements with Hurricane's Weekly Fence Post Tons of info on pool fencing and commercial fence applications.

This week marks the official beginning of the Summer 2016 Season.
As you embark on your summertime adventures, remember that your pool fence isn't just a safety necessity limited to HOA regulations and pool codes. It can be just as eye catching as your main attraction.

White Aluminum Fence is just one of many unique options for Residential Fencing. See our gallery and Ornamental Aluminum page, then contact us to schedule your free estimate. We will design and install a pool enclosure that even the Joneses will be scrambling to keep up with.






TWO BECOMING ONE:  WELL KNOWN WEST END APARTMENT COMPLEX UPDATES FENCE SECURITY AS FIRST STEP TOWARDS A SEAMLESS MERGER

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Vendor: Stephens Pipe & Steel

Hunt Club Apartments is located just off of Glenside Drive, in Richmond. Plans are underway to re-develop the complex as an extension of their Active Senior Living community, Carriage Hill.
Perimeter security efforts are the first step in the merge.

This heavy-duty, industrial steel fence was designed to match the existing fence enclosure at their neighboring property.

Materials: 1200 linear feet of 6' tall ornamental industrial steel fence with 1" crush point pickets. 1300 linear feet of 6' tall black perimeter security fence with three strands of barb wire.


INDUSTRIOUS ACCOMODATIONS: WEGMANS NEWEST LOCATION IN SHORT PUMP PREPARES TO WELCOME THE TYPE OF CROWD ONLY HIGH GRADE STEEL CAN CARRY.

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wegmans_web.jpgVisit Wegman's Short Pump for more details on the opening and other events.

The brand new Wegmans is set to open sometime in August. Hurricane Fence in Richmond, VA was pleased to provide industrial grade ornamental steel solutions for this highly anticipated addition to the new West Broad Marketplace.
This 1"  steel picket design from the Ameristar Aegis II line surrounds their beautiful outdoor patio for their upcoming full-service restaurant and Pub.
While this fence may look rather minimal and smooth, a three rail flat top complete with additional rings will handle lots of stress from both humans and mother nature. 
Click on the image to see more photos!
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OMEGA WELDED WIRE: SECURITY FENCE SECURES VCU HEALTH'S MEGA DOWNTOWN PARKING DECK
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Make no mistake, VCU and Hurricane Fence in Richmond are diligent in their collective efforts to keep Richmonders safe.
More than minimal and functional, this Omega welded wire fence incorporates a top angle wire application making the multilevel parking deck next to MCV's medivac pad nearly impossible to scale.
Learn about Welded Wire Fence Systems & Solutions


POOL RULES & INSURANCE: FOR SUMMERS THAT GO ALONG SWIMMINGLY 

Sure it's starting to get beautiful out there, but if you live in Virginia, you know that the heat wave is just around the corner. It's become the inevitable norm, but you won't let it stand in the way of your lifelong quest for summer fun. With this year's tax return burning a hole in your pocket, you've decided to invest in the absolute best way to  beat the heat.
You've wanted a pool forever. It's been in the back of your mind since childhood, and now its actually happening.


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With all that anticipation and excitement it can be easy to miss some of the details that
will allow your pool project to go off without a hitch.
In other words, you need to do your homework.

Swimming Pool in RIchmond Virginia enclosed by an Ornamental Aluminum Fence

 


















PITT FIELD FENCE:  
HURRICANE FENCE & UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND SEAL THE WIN
FOR SPRING 2016

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Malcolm U. Pitt Field is a baseball venue located on the campus of the University of Richmond. The field is home to the Richmond Spiders baseball team of the NCAA Division I  Atlantic 10 Conference

Named after former Spiders baseball and basketball coach, Malcolm U. Pitt, it accomodates nearly 600 students, faculty and fans per game each season.

The field, located next to Westhampton Lake on the Richmond campus, is surfaced with bermuda grass and a clay/sand mixture. Renovations prior to the 2008 season included the addition of a new scoreboard and state of art sound system.

In late 2015 and early 2016, Hurricane Fence Company was part of the private school's effort to update the batting cage nets, apply galvanized chain link and aluminum railings in preparation for Spring.

You can see more of this project here: U OF R PITT FIELD PROJECT

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MATERIALS: 4' Industrial Grade 1" Ornamental Aluminum Picket  //  Outfield Fence: 5540 8' high galvanized chain link fence  Backstop: 2 8' high backstop 8 5/8" post with 1 5/8" rail   //  Windscreens installed by Hurricane Fence Company  and provided by Sports Field Specialty Estimator / Project Manager Phil Minor


 
TUNNEL VISION: THE I-264 DOWNTOWN TUNNEL IN PORTSMOUTH, VA GOES FROM EYESORE TO EYE CATCHING

The Downtown Tunnel on I-264 is the oldest of two tunnels that cross the Elizabeth River. The Downtown Tunnel links Norfolk and Portsmouth. The first of two two-lane tunnels opened in 1952 and the second in 1987.

 Along with the Berkeley Bridge, which connects I-264 and I-464 on the Norfolk side of the tunnel, the Downtown Tunnel carries more than three million vehicles a month. 


Client: Elizabeth River Crossing  Purpose: Additional Security & Visual Appeal Manufacturer: Ideal Aluminum Rail


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Materials: Top Rail, Bottom Rail, Cover Plate Picket, Self Tapping Flange Plate, SS Socket Head Cap

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STONE BREWERY TEMP FENCE PHASE: CONSTRUCTION THROUGH WINTER 2016 MEANS RVA WILL GET A COLD ONE BY SPRING

The Richmond Economic Development Authority will be Stone Brewing Co.’s landlord at its new brewery constructed and designed by Hourican Construction.

The EDA will develop and lease the property to Stone, where brewing is scheduled to begin in January 2016.

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Stone Brewing Company is a California-based craft brewery and chose Richmond for its East Coastproduction brewery and distribution facility.

The project encompasses 200,000 square feet on 14 acres of land in the Greater Fulton community. In addition, there will be a riverfront restaurant and beer garden that are expected to follow a few years later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOCK ST. PUMP STATION SHOCKOE BOTTOM, CITY OF RICHMOND

Richmond 2015 was such a great opportunity for our city and for us. we were able not only to prevent several wrecks, but to offer the public the chance to get close to the race without impeding traffic or feeling fenced in.

On day 4, we watched the time trials sail through Shockoe Bottom. At one point, Dock St. was engulfed by Three unique Hurricane Fence projects different and specific in their security enclosure intentions. 

Before the founding of Richmond, Shockoe Creek ran through what is now the Bottom and drained into the James River. In the 1850s, Shockoe Creek was directed through a series of arches that ran beneath the East-West streets from Marshall to Dock St.

More pictures of The Pump House Here!

Dock Street Pump Station in RVA Shockoe Bottom is protected by Hurricane Fence K-Rated High-Security Ornmantal Steel

Dock Street Pump Station in Richmond, VA  sits under the -195 underpass  protected by Hurricane Fence K-Rated High-Security  Steel

In the parking lot across the street, the Dock Street Pump Station sits like a huge windowless gray post, obscuring the giant machines that when powered kick 75,000 gallons of water and sewage out through a 60-inch pipe every minute. Being the lowest point on the north side of James River, the Shockoe Bottom area is subject to flood from both the James River and interior rainfall event.

In 1994, the City completed the flood wall project which protects Shockoe Bottom from the river flooding. Since then, business and development have quickly thrived in the bottom area. 

An angled shot of  Dock Street Pump House in Richmond captures three Hurricane Fence Company jobs.

However, it has been observed that the low-lying areas in Shockoe Bottom, such as Pine Alley, Walnut Alley and the Farmers Market, have experienced local flooding more than once in a two-year period 

After Hurricane Gaston, Richmond overhauled it's pump and reservoir facilities so that natural disasters don't jeopardize the businesses , residents and patrons of Shockoe Bottom from 17th St. Market to the near East End.

The  Government Fence Upgrade with Ameristar Impasse K Rated Security Fencing was provided by the City of Richmond. It continues to enable a long term benefit to residents, businesses and commuters that rely on Historic Historic Shockoe Bottom for their daily activities.


Hurricane Fence Company is Blue Ribbon Contractor with BBB & OSHA Accredations. We have been a local and regional fence provider since 1994. Our vast expertise in sustainable security fence applications ensure that not only will you get  the fence enclosure you need, but the fence solution you want.






 


RICHMOND 2015 UPDATE

The party may be over, but Hurricane Fence has loads of images from the Barricades Eye View (and even a few Rooftop gems. Again, we are very honored to have been a part of this Historic Event that brought in more than 600,000 visitors from all over the globe. Thanks to The UCI & Richmond 2015 Planning Committees, Volunteers and Richmond City Officials & Our Fine Fence Crew for ensuring this grand procession went smoothly. Can't wait to be a part see what our ever evolving city does next!

A group of visitors from Europe lean up against the Libby Hill UCI race course waving an american flag.

A Virginia is for Lovers arch lines the Libby Hill cobblestone UCI race track with temporary barricades from Hurricane Fence Company

Road bikes rest on a Shimano banner covered Barricade from Hurricane Fence Company at the final day of Richmond 2015 race.

A long time Libby Hill Resident holds up her grandmother's american flag accross a Richmond 2015 barricade

Neither rain, sleet, or influx of nearly half a million people can deter us from doing our part to keep our RVA safe and fun during the week long adventure that is UCI Richmond 2015.

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Monument ave gets ready foir the big Richmond 2015 bike race with bikeracks and barricades from Hurricane Fence Company in RVA.

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Broat street gets ready foir the big Richmond 2015 bike race with bikeracks and barricades from Hurricane Fence Company in RVA.

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Bike racks with the Hurricane logo curve around the VA Governors mansion in prepeation for the UCI Bike Race.

RVA will be busting at the seams this weekend to accommodate nearly half a million people visiting Richmond, currently home to only 1.3 residents. Crews will be working literally both night and day to get our Barricades, Temporary Fencing and of course, Bike Racks positioned for the event. More pictures, and updates as they arise.

RICHMOND 2015: WELCOME WORLD!

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The UCI world championships are annual competitions promoted by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) to determine world champion cyclists.

Championships are held for men and for women, on the road, on a velodrome, cross-country, downhill and indoors. There are also championships for disabled competitors.

Hurricane Fence Company Inc. is honored to be a contributor of temporary fence and barricades for Richmond 2015.

The City of Richmond has worked tireless on the organization of the event's transportation layout. Roads, buses, foot traffic, parking lot access and even shuttles from Hanover County,VA have all been considered and accounted for.

Follow the Progress. Here!

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Along with Richmond 2015 partners, UCI. volunteers and staff, the city has prepared a plan that will keep these crucial elements working together with the flow of the traffic without blocking in commuters and RVA local businesses.

Richmond 2015's perimeter enclosure plan calls for a streamlined location specific set up and an easily transportable of temporary fence borders. In conjunction with our good friends at Sonco Worldwide, Hurricane Fence will install hundreds of steel barricade

This specific fence solution is a lightweight and more mobile alternative to the classic heavy duty barricade of industry's past. This fence is Ideal for delineating foot traffic or establishing a secured perimeter for bike racks, automobiles, race spectators, advertising space and combating unexpected weather.


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GOOD GAME: RTC MAY BE OVER BUT OUR BIKE RACKS & BARRICADES ARE STILL ON TOUR

This year's RTC had a good run, but we think our Spear Picket 4 ft. Ornamental Aluminum that surrounds the entire facility did even better. It seems like every year not only do we step up our ability to plan, install, combine and relocate our fencing systems, but the value of our service lends itself to handling a vast number of the city's most lucrative urban development projects this side of The Recent Richmond Renaissance. Ahem, I mean "RVA"  While not as cute or British as the traveling gnome, we think if fence had feelings, it would be truly excited to be a part of it all.

Check out the last pics from RTC and get ready for updates on RICHMOND 2015.

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REDSKINS TRAINING CAMP 2015

The Washington Redskins are headed back to train at their new facility for year three Redskins Training Camp. All of  the bells and whistles are sure to follow with fans, vendors, paparazzi and the players themselves coming and going for the next few months.

As the exclusive fence contractor for the entire facility and grounds, Hurricane Fence continues to provide all commercial temporary fencing solutions as maintenance and upkeep of all the Ornamental aluminum Enclosures and a predetermined layout for both foot traffic plan that incorporates the original installation of Ideal Aluminum's 4 ft. Spear Pickett Commercial Series of Fencing Solutions


Looking over a temporary fence installed by Hurricane Fence of Richmond for the Redskins training camp season 2015.

A group up view of spear picket ornamental aluminum fence enclosures at the redskins training camp in Richmond, Virginia.

 

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Hurricane Fence in RVA is proud to provide fence solutions for Redskins Training Camp again this year. Last year's maiden voyage of The Redskins Training Camp allowed Hurricane Fence Company to encompass the whole facility with eye-catching Spear Picket Ornamental aluminum, chain link boundaries and Aluminum railing enclosures

This year saw added amenities for the facility, players and patrons installing bike racks, temporary fence panels and a wind and weather resistant black mesh material dividing the parking lot in half and providing a even flow for fan traffic. 

* Be sure to check out the specs  for the permanent Spear Picket Ornamental Aluminum Fencing System from Ideal Aluminum. It  works beautifully and seamlessly for both Residential and Commercial fence applications.


AHEAD OF THE CURVE: VDOT LOOKS TO HURRICANE AND SIMTEK TO MERGE INTO NEW VISUAL AND STRUCTURAL GOVERNMENT FENCE SOLUTIONS.

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In their first commercial partnership, Hurricane Fence Company and Simtek Fence Products worked in conjunction with The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to replace an existing but dilapidated wood fence that separates the I-95 and 64 Interchange from an otherwise quiet neighborhood in Richmond's North Side.

Hurricane Fence & Simtek worked closely with VDOT and The City of Richmond to provide a low maintenance and cost effective solution for a section of the city that sees some of Richmond's most consistently high traffic throughout the day. Hurricane Fence & Simtek presented VDOT with Eco Stone; a simulated Granite Privacy Fence solution. While not a privacy fence or guard rail in the traditional sense, the new preventative barrier has versatile advantages.

Eco Stone is man-made, and it's lifespan is longer than it's wood counterpart. This attribute makes it a perfect fence solution for a location that gets its share of environmental exposures.Visually, Simulated Granite it's more appealing not only to regular commuters on their way in and out of the city, but vastly improves the neighborhood's aesthetics for its' residents.

This structure was built specifically for the Richmond VDOT project. Typically these privacy structures are not twelve feet in height. However, as specifications permit, Hurricane Fence Company and Simtek Fence Products will custom create a versatile fence structure that matches each client's unique specifications whether a Commercial, Residential or Government Fence Project.

EXTENSIVE CHAIN LINK FENCE OPTIONS FOR CITY & COUNTY ACADEMIC SPORTS FIELDS AND ACTIVITY CENTERS 

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