Pier caps are often installed on an existing structure, such as a wall or brick gate post. They can be used alone or provide a level platform for a decorative item such as a ball or a finial. This allows you to personalize the appearance of your home, with a plethora of possibilities available for terminals in particular.
Pier caps, also known as capitals, cappers, tops, and coping stones, are available in various forms and materials. Wall capping is available for both single and double brick constructions. Most people are unaware that pier tops also have a functional purpose in that they protect the beneath structure from water damage; instead of rainfall entering into the brickwork and potentially harming the entire structure’s brick and mortar, the pier cap functions as an umbrella, siphoning the water away from the design and onto the ground.