Homes Safety

November 25, 2022

If you are thinking about installing fencing around

Filed under: Fencing — RocketBuzz @ 5:49 am

Your new home there are a few things to think about before you do so.

1 . What is the fences purpose?

2 . What types or styles of fence do I like?

3. What type of fence will do the job I need it to do?

4. What will this cost?

5. Can I install it myself?

6. AND most important, do I know where my property lines really are?

TOOLS REQUIRED-

Post hole digger, long handled pointed shovel, string line, measuring tape, power saw with plastic cutting blade, extension cords, concrete mixing tub, 4′ level. A tripod and degree can be rented and if your property is sloped, will come in handy to keep outlines of fencing level as you step down (or up) in different areas, safety glasses and good work gloves. A wrench is necessary to tighten clamp bolts but a good ratchet and socket will save a lot of time.

MATERIALS-

Fencing with all appropriate fittings, caps, rails, etc .

Concrete Redi-mix, (bagged)

Nails

Paint or stain for wood fencing

Few wood scraps for temporary braces.

There are many, many types of fencing available today including chain link, wood, aluminum, plastic, PVC to name just a few. All are fence but have differing abilities to do different jobs. If you are putting a fence up to contain a 150 pound pit bull, a soft plastic material roll type fence sure wouldn’t work. If you are locating a fence as much as protect your garden, soft plastic-type roll secure fencing or chicken wire wall may do the job. Determine what the fence is for and that will lead your to the types of fencing available for your purpose. For our example, let’s say we are putting a secure fencing up to protect an in-ground swimming pool. Several fencing kinds will work well for this application. Chain hyperlink, steel, wooden and PVC all come in high strength materials. An in-ground pool requires a 48″ high walls minimum in most states and when these types are checked, they all come in that height.

PVC fencing comes in various heights, is strong and durable and provides vertical slats that are acceptable for a swimming pool fence. Although high end on the price scale, PVC wall has a long life and requires little maintenance other that occasional washing. This fence has locking gates, finials, corner posts and other decorative accessories that can be added to create a beautiful fenced in area by your swimming pool area. DIY Self installation? Most handy homeowners can do this function and with a little time and care can create a nicely finished product.

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