Chain link fencing brings us all back to those days in the schoolyard with our friends during recess. It’s one of the oldest used materials for fencing and is a great choice for both residential and commercial properties.
If you’ve chosen a chain-link fence to secure your property, you might wonder what steps you need to take to properly install it. If you’re up for the challenge here is a quick guide to installing a chain-link fence.
Obtain the Necessary Permits
Before you begin to build your fence, you’ll need to check the building codes in your area. There may be certain building or zoning permits you need to have. There may even be restrictions on the kind of fence you can build on your property. Find out your property lines before you begin the installation. You’ll also need to call your utility companies to make sure that you don’t run into anything underground.
Determine Your Layout and Materials
Once you’ve obtained the necessary permits, you need to create a sketch of your fence. Determine the layout of your fence and where your gates will go. Based on this plan, you can estimate the chain-link footage that you will need to build your fence.
You will also need to calculate the number of end posts and line posts that you will need for your fence. End posts are used where the fence changes direction, and line posts go between these end posts.
Additional materials may include:
- Wire Ties
- Tension Bars
- Chain Link Mesh
- Bolt Cutters
- Rails and Rail Ends
- Line Posts & Eye Tops
On the first day of installation, you will set all of your end and line posts. Be sure that the holes are dug in a straight line for easy installation. When the poles are in place, you will set them with concrete and allow them to dry for about a week.
The next step will be to install the fittings and rails. Once this has been done, start attaching tension bars and chain link. Stretch the chain link to fit from post to post.
Fasten it to the top rail with ties every 2 feet to keep it secure. The final step is to set the gates in place. Make sure that the top rail of the gate is in line with the top rail of the fence.
Now that you know what to do, are you ready for a new chain-link fence?
Contact Liberty Fence & Deck Co. For Your Fence Installation
If you’re looking to install a new fence before the winter season hits, you’ve picked the perfect time. Liberty Fence & Deck Co. understands that building and installing a new fence is no small matter.
We have highly skilled professionals who are ready to install the highest quality fence for your property.
If you are interested in receiving a free estimate for your fence installation, fill out our online contact form. We will contact you to schedule your free estimate and to answer any questions you may have about the process.