Also called rhombic wire mesh because of the shape of its gauges, diamond mesh is constructed out of linear wires that are linked together and form a series of diamond-shaped holes.
Diamond mesh can be used anywhere-from confining sports areas like baseball fields and tennis courts to containing industrial work areas and construction zones, this fencing is extremely common and widely-used. It is found around swimming pools, parking lots of all sorts, school playgrounds to keep children from leaving the campus, airports, highways, river banks and residences.
Diamond mesh fencing is mostly used for privacy and safety, and to keep individuals away from dangerous areas. Livestock and animals are often fenced in by diamond wire mesh because it is able to keep predators out and animals in, without hurting them if they try and get out due to the flexibility of the diamond pattern. Diamond mesh is also used to cover windows. It prevents trespassing and protects the window from breaking, without sacrificing visibility.
There are many benefits to using diamond wire mesh as fencing. It is springy and flexible, won’t sag or roll, and yet is still considered very strong and durable. Wires made of iron, stainless steel, aluminum or carbon are vertically woven and bent into a zigzag pattern, where each wire is linked to another, forming the diamond pattern. They are rarely if ever welded, but woven by hand, a manual machine or a fully automated weaving system. The wires are often galvanized, giving the metal material added strength and resistance to outdoor elements. After the mesh is woven, it is often dipped in molten zinc, which provides superior rust resistance.
Some diamond mesh is coated in PVC (polyvinyl chloride), giving the fencing a smooth finish, many color options and a protective coating. The PVC is thermally fused or bonded with the metal wires through a hot dipping process. Fencing coated in thermoplastic material is by far the most costly, but is also very temperature, moisture and rust resistant in any climate, and can be any color. Diamond mesh is always sold in sheets or rolls. After metal poles have been embedded into the ground, the mesh is secured to them by fasteners, creating a partition that may be several stories high if necessary.