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Follow These Instructions to Build a Chain Link Fence!

Follow These Instructions to Build a Chain Link Fence!

Have you ever wondered how to build and install a chain link fence?

Have you ever wondered how to build and install a chain link fence? Whether you’re an experienced do-it-yourself veteran, or you’re still a DIY newcomer, these instructions will make the process of building a chain link fence fun, fast, and easy.

Mark Where You Want It

Before getting started, you’ll want to figure out where your home’s underground utility lines are placed. Have your local utility company help you determine the location of the lines. You should also identify your property lines as well as community regulations and local laws regarding new fences. Once all of that is done, mark the spot where you want to build your fence; this task is much easier to complete when you use spray paint. With the spray paint, you’ll need to indicate where you want your chain link fence posts to go, particularly the corners. Mark where the other posts will go, keeping at least ten feet between them.

Establish the Posts

Next, use a post hole digger. The post hole digger will be able to cut holes in the ground for the fence posts. These holes should be 18 to 24 inches deep and 8 inches in diameter. Make sure the posts for your chain link fence are all even and level and then use gravel and cement to anchor them in place.

Attach the Fittings

The fittings in question are rail cups. Attach two rail cups to each fence post and tighten them, so they don’t come loose. Then attach a dome cap to each post. A loop cap should be used to keep line posts attached as well. Use three tension bands on each post the hold the fittings in place. Make sure the bolt faces the outside of the fence.

Prepare the Mesh

Start with the first post. Slide a tension bar through each of the tension bands. Then stretch the mesh along all of the fence posts. Ensure that the mesh is tight enough, and cut off any excess mesh with wire cutters.

Install the Gate

The gate kits come in a variety of widths. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions to build these correctly. Gates and gate kits are essential parts of a functional chain link fence. Attach the necessary components, keeping the attachments loose at first. Make sure all latches and hinges are properly aligned. Then you can tighten everything up and make sure all of the parts of the new chain link fence are secure.

Get in Touch with Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach Today!

Call Hercules Fence of Norfolk and Virginia Beach for your fencing needs. We have decades of experience in the fencing industry, and can offer you the best in ornamental steel, chain link, wooden fences and more. Our dedicated teams of fencing professionals are highly trained, skilled, and experienced in providing quality fence installations of any type. We’ll work with you to find a fence that bests suits your needs and budget.

Contact Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach at (757) 321-6700, drop in, or contact us on our website to learn more about spring fence construction! You can keep up to date with offers and information from Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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