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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.
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Another more accurate way to determine the cost is to obtain quotes from contractors. You will need to know what to ask for however when you obtain these quotes. This method is much less time consuming than trying to work out all the costs yourself. And as is particular to your own location will in fact be more accurate. You will want also want to obtain a variety of quotes as this will give you a better idea of the average price.
You must also be aware of the specifications of what you will be ordering. These specification need to be clear so that when you are talking to the contractors you are talking the same language. You need to know what kind of fixtures you will be requiring. And what specific materials you will require. All of this takes some degree of research.
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