WHAT IS A PARAPET WALL IN CONSTRUCTION?
Parapet wall is a new building industry trend that will redefine the facade walls of different types of buildings. A
parapet wall will turn any wall into a valuable facade. A parapet wall is a small or low wall that building owners
can use to secure terrace area, roof, balcony, passage, walkway and any other corner. The most amazing thing
about roof parapet wall is that apart from serving as a retaining wall; it can also be a safety barrier or
protective system for the people falling from terrace to ground.
There are many different types of parapet walls, such as brick parapet walls, masonry parapet walls,
wooden handrails, iron grills, and so on.
Parapet Wall Applications
To improve the structure's visual look.
To protect (or conceal) the structure's rooftop machinery and equipment, such as air conditioning units.
To protect people from falling while on roofs or terraces.
To keep the vehicles from colliding with the bridge.
To keep dust from getting onto the roofs.
To be used as a deterrent in military zones. Perforated parapet walls are commonly utilised in the
To reduce the amount of wind load & thunderstorms acting on the rooftop to a minimum.
Blocks dust and debris, or protects pots and plants from falling from the roof in the case of a rooftop
It serves as a fire deterrent as well as a firewall.
It also allows for more efficient and safe use of roof space.
Parapet Wall Construction
When it comes to parapet wall construction, a lot of things can go wrong. Before erecting parapet walls, it is
critical to examine these considerations. Remember that, unlike other outside walls, parapet walls have three
sides that are visible. Through structural gaps, balloon framing, or electrical and plumbing connections, they
become mistakenly connected to the interior space. As a result, it's critical to keep the parapet wall and internal
rooms separate. Given below, some useful tips on parapet roof detai