Fencing

Why do fence posts rot at ground level?

The main cause is the wood having prolonged exposure to moisture in soil which means fence posts decay at ground level – just above the concrete base. This means the post will still be solid below and above the damaged area. Insect infestations can also cause rotting in wooden fence...

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Which is better vinyl or aluminum fencing?

It all depends on what kind of look you are going for. If you like the classic look of wrought iron, aluminum fencing is a great choice. If you want to emulate the look of wood then go with vinyl. If color is your priority you are likely to find...

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Is aluminum fencing expensive?

Aluminum Fencing: Aluminum is less expensive than many types of wood, though not all. ... The Winner: Overall, aluminum fence costs vs wood are about equal for materials on average, but are less when you include labor and maintenance. Indeed, maintenance costs for wood can make the long-term cost up...

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How far off the ground should a wood fence be?

two inches In most applications, a wood fence should be installed at least two inches off the ground. Your posts and rot boards (if you choose to install them) should be the only fence components that contact the ground. Wood pickets should never touch it.

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How do you layout a fence line?

From an outside corner, measure 3 feet along one line, and make a mark on the string. Measure 4 feet along the other line, and make a mark on the string. Measure the diagonal distance between the two marks and adjust the stakes as needed so the distance is 5...

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Can you install a fence yourself?

Installing a fence by yourself doesn't come without problems. While you might save on the monetary labor costs that would go to a company, you'll be spending your own time to install the fence. Bear in mind that most fence installers have teams of multiple people which helps make the...

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