Is your Property on a Hilly Terrain?
We install many security gates on property in Beverly Hills, and in the many hillside and canyon neighborhoods and communities throughout Southern California. These properties are often very exclusive and always very beautiful.
Typically, the property owners in these areas want security gates that are aesthetically very pleasing and that contribute nicely to the overall “look” of the property and home.
These homes are typically built on property that is on a hillside or is of very uneven terrain. This presents many difficulties in installing a gate that will remain trouble-free.
The Earth Moves!
The main problem that is encountered in installing gates on such property is that the earth is moving all the time. It not only moves at the time of a earthquake; it is moving at many other times as well. There are many relatively minor movements in the earth at all times. Even the flow of traffic on adjacent streets can take it’s toll over time.
Most of these movements are not recognizable by people when they occur, but they occur nevertheless.
These movements add up! Over time they can change the alignment of the gate posts and throw off the alignment of the gate and the gate closing mechanisms.
The wind can effect the stability of a gate and can cause problems with the hinges or arm of the gate operator and effect how the gate moves. We have seen many gates getting stuck that won’t open after a storm or high winds. When you are installing a gate in a windy area, your planning, fabrication and installation must take this into account.
Sagging Gates And Gates That Don’t Close
The end result of this is a gate that is out of alignment and will not open, close or secure properly. It can also result in a gate that sags and presents a very poor appearance.
No one can prevent the earth from moving. But a security gate can be installed by technicians who are aware of this problem and have the technology and skills in applying the technology to adapt the gate to this.
When this technology is implemented, the gate stays in alignment, does not sag, and continues to open, close and secure properly.
You Need Experienced Technicians
If you’re considering having a gate installed on a hillside or uneven terrain, it is very important that you select a company that has a lot of successful experience with this type of situation. You want a gate that is beautiful and gives you security; you don’t want a gate that becomes a consistent expensive problem.
Mulholland Security Centers Inc. has installed hundreds of security gates in and around Beverly Hills and in other hillside neighborhoods and communities throughout Southern California.
We guarantee all our gates and our installations for 5 years. During that period we will also schedule with you occasional inspections and adjustments to make sure that your gate remains beautiful, fully functional and trouble free. Even after the 5 year guarantee, we offer very affordable service contracts that will continue to keep your gate beautiful and working perfectly as long as you have the gate.
We look forward to contributing to the beauty and safety of your home.