Everything you need to know about fencing around your home
We all have that friend who has built the fence on their own and then also say how we could make ours too. Maybe some of them can do this but not possible for everyone. Installing the fence around your home takes preparation and planning to get every work right. When it comes to installation of the fencing, some tips need to be kept in mind if you want to do everything right.
1-Set before sealing
After the installation of fencing, it is vital to dry out the fence. Some finishes and moistures are applied by the manufacturer to the fence. If you tried preserving or staining the wood before time, the product that you applied would not get absorbed by the wood. The other way to get the fencing last longer is to apply the preservatives of wood. You can also stain the fence as this will help you for the longevity of the fencing.
2-Protect your swimming pool
If your house consists of the swimming pool, then you must have fencing installed in it. The local codes will tell that you have the fence that is at least four to five feet high with the gate of self-closing.
3-Go for the solid hinges
When people try to build things by themselves, they make the size small of straps and the gates too heavy. Hooks and the posts hold the gate. If the gate is pressure treated which can also be heavy, you should set the posts deeper and even with more cement around. In other words, ensure that the hinges are adequately sized to hold the weight.
4-Step fencing up the hill
One of the problematic installations is when it comes to change in the elevation. For stepping up the fence, set up the section at one height and keep moving while you go along. If you are moving downhill or uphill, you’ll need an account for this, try to do in half feet or full increment.
5-Fences that are not good also make the neighbors mad
Make sure that the fencing that is nice looking should face the neighbors and the side of the integrity with the rails of the wood including everything else should be facing inside. If the better side will face your house, then the neighbors would have the hard feelings.
6-Don’t over span the sections
After setting up the post, entirely depending on the kind of fencing, get the sections in and attach between the posts. The sections come in the size of 6 to 8 foot, and you wouldn’t want to set the post for more than 8 feet. If setting them apart, the section has no support, so there’s a better chance that it will get susceptible to the wind damage.
7-Save the sweat and then pour
Many people will take the mixture of dry concrete, put that in the hole and use the hose to add some water to it. It is the more comfortable and best way to do it, but concrete doesn’t set too hard. You can also set the post on the soil and then put the cement over it; then it will become as one unit.
8-Sink the posts straight and even below frost
Essential components of fencing are sections and posts. Fencing posts need to be a minimum of the two feet from the ground; its good rule is one-fourth the length of the post. The other thing to check is the local code because different codes dictate whether you’ll be going 4 feet or 2 feet down.