Building A Fence in Beavercreek Oh
It is not just a cliche that good fences make good neighbors! So you have a new fence this summer? It is time to do a few things which will add more life to your fence. Just a bit of work now will pay you back in the long run. Getting it done before frost is important. If you have a typical pressure treated lumber fence then maintenance now will save headaches in the future.
Did you or your fence installer tamp around the posts after installation? Missing this important step can result in loosened posts and water pooling at the base of the posts. My preferred method is a simple 10 lb. sledge-hammer and a length of two-by-four. If tamping was missed, do it now. Hammer the ground around the fence post with either the sledge or the sledge applied to the two-by-four. Do not whack the base of the post with the sledge. This can damage the post. Practice this technique on your parents old fence or a local vacant lot if you are not handy with a sledge-hammer. Wear safety shoes! Wearing good work gloves can help prevent blisters on your hands if you have a lot of tamping to do. Compacting and compressing the soil around the base increases the wind resistance. Look around your neighborhood I am sure you will find examples of fences that are leaning after just a few seasons of weather. Always add an inch or two of soil around the base to ensure water run off.
Horse Fence in Beavercreek Oh
After looking into the style of classic Wood Fence one wants like Colonial or classic picket fence, look into the different kinds of wood available. If the wood is going to be left without paint, cedar comes with designs that look great without any color. Take into consideration how much time you want to spend with repairs and regular maintenance. Some of the more expensive wood often last long and require less upkeep over time and thus saves time and money in the future. Money spent now could be money saved later.
If a homeowner wants to keeps their classic Wood Fence looking great there are products sold at home improvement stores that can be used to prolong the life of wood. It's best to keep children and pets far away while applying the chemicals and wear a safety mask at all times. It's always important to learn the dangers before starting, so be sure to speak to a professional about the right chemicals to be used.Consulting a professional fence contractor is a good idea before picking a course of action. It's better to be safe than sorry.
If the project appears too big to go it alone, talk to several fence contractors to find out how affordable it can be. Nothing is better than letting someone else do the dirty work while the homeowner simply enjoys the view. There's nothing better than a classic Wood Fence near you.
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