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Continuing from our guide on how to install your own fencing, today we’re covering the process of the actual fence installation.
- Add 4 to 5 inches of gravel to the hole, spreading it evenly across the bottom. This allows proper drainage away from the fence posts during rain.
- Set the first fence post into the hole, and add 6 to 8 inches of soil. Check the level of the fence post by placing a carpenter’s level on at least 2 sides. When the fence post is level, tamp the soil to compact it solidly into the hole.
- Add another 6 to 8 inches of soil, check the level and tamp the soil. Repeat until you have filled the hole completely.
- Mound some dirt around the fence post at ground level, rounding it with a trowel. This will direct rain and snow melt away from the fence post.
- Place a stake at the location for the next corner fence post.
- Attach the twine to the fence post, about 6 inches from the ground. Stretch the twine to the stake, pull it taut and affix it to the stake. Set the corner fence post and then repeat for the remaining corners.
- Measure the width of the fence panels and mark the distance with stakes. Set fence posts at each stake, aligning them with the twine line and mounding soil around them above ground level.
- Set a fence panel between the first 2 fence posts. Use wooden wedges to level the panel. Attach the panel with screws, maintaining the level.
Repeat attaching the fence panels to the fence posts until the fence is complete. Now, you can look back in awe at the brilliant fencing you have just created. Next on the list, a pattern imprinted concrete drive or patio perhaps?
If you don’t fancy the DIY option, get in touch for a free no-obligation quote.
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3rd June 2012