How to Get a Chain Link Fence Ready for Installation

chain link fenceThere are many different varieties of chain-link fences on the market. What is important for this guide is to understanding the different parts of a fence: the line post cap, end post cap, top rail, rail caps, tension band, tie wire, line post, tension wire, corner post, and tension bar. In order for the guide to be of service to you, please consult the Internet to become familiar with these fence components. Remember to wear proper protective gear before starting any fence installation.

This guide is designed to get your chain-link fence ready for installation at your property.

Dig Holes for the Posts

When digging postholes you want to make sure they are at least three times wider than the post diameter. Insert the posts and fill with concrete and gravel and level.

Filling Holes with Concrete

When filling postholes with concrete be sure to check that the posts are level every step of the way. Uneven posts will make for an uneven fence!

Attach Tension Bands, Caps, and Rails

Tension bands should be slid over each corner, gate, and end post. It is best to use a rubber mallet to prevent premature damage to your fence. The tension bands will hold in place the mesh covering of your fence. Once the tension bands are set, install all rail caps. Ensure that the caps are attached firmly. Finally, install the rails of your fence and tighten all brace bands. The important thing to remember here is to make sure all parts are tightened and sealed adequately.

And that’s it! It is now time to install your chain-link fence at your property. At this point, you may wish to retain an extra pair of hands to help raise your chain-link fence to the ground!

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