Looking for more privacy in your yard? You prefer to define your property? You bought a swimming pool and you want to improve safety? Want to add a decorative element in your yard?

Why not built a fence?

Before installing a new fence or replace the terminal that your property, you must meet some basic steps, even if only to save yourself some problems.

# Check with the municipal authorities. Many standards govern the construction of a fence with a height (approximately six feet), authorized materials, location (at an intersection, for example).

# Take the opportunity to learn about the location of municipal services and / or public. You probably do not want to deprive your neighbors of telephone service or cause a gas leak.

# Talk to your neighbors. If you install a boundary fence, you should discuss it with those around you. In addition, neighbors must normally pay half the costs of the latter (materials, installation), or participate in its erection if they have the fiber handyman. They will also have their say on the materials used.

# If your neighbors refuse, you should install your fence on your property. You will lose a little space. You may also displease them or cause a chicane. Think about it before.


The materials

In selecting materials, various options available to you. You can:

# Use a link fence interwoven spindle (Frost end) or not coated with PVC;
# Make a wooden fence;
# Choose a trellis of wood or PVC, sold in various forms with varying degrees of intimacy;
# Choose prefabricated panels for your convenience.

In fact, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

The first steps

Once the materials chosen and delivered, choose a sunny day (not too hot, because you Suarez, believe me) to install your new fence.

# In the morning, go to the tool rental center to take possession of an auger that you have taken the precaution of booking.

# The most important step is the preparation of the holes. Ideally, they should reach a depth of four feet to limit the damage caused by the action of freezing and thawing. You do not want your system deforms.

# Measure the distance between each well hole. Make sure it matches the length of selected materials.
# Once the first hole, slide some one post (wood or steel). Some prefer to fill the hole with stone dust. Personally, I prefer concrete. This is more solid.
# If using steel posts, simply slip them into the hole and cover the concrete base. Add a few steel rods in concrete. That will prevent it from breaking.
# If you choose a wooden fence, plant long nails at the base of the posts, before pouring the cement. Also install steel rods.
# You can also put the posts in a plastic bucket that you fill with concrete. Add steel rods for, again, reinforced concrete.
# Make sure everything is square and level.
# Once dry, cover the concrete with stone dust or gravel 0-3/4. Then add a little topsoil or garden soil (about four to six inches).
# If you have a steel fence and you choose to replace a wooden fence, you can simply set the timber on existing poles.

Poses of mesh or wood

These steps, you just have to ask the steel mesh (Frost) or wood. If you opt for the latter, take the amounts of 2 x 4 inches that you set on posts with brackets. For added strength, you can connect with coins across or in the cross. Then install the boards, panels or trellis of wood or PVC. Some years ago, the boards were installed vertically popular. Now, there are more fences made of planks laid horizontally. And it’s nice. If you wish, you can use a contractor to install your new fence. You only have to watch him, if you feel like it, or take the opportunity to learn some.

Hide the close

Once the installation is completed, you can hide the fence with plants. If you opted for a metal fence or trellis (wood or PVC), choose a few vines (Boston ivy, climbing rose, clematis, hops). Personally, I prefer hops which can be pruned in the fall. I have the opportunity to maintain, at beautiful autumn days, wood or steel without damaging the plants that are hung. Alternatively, if desired, sow or transplant a few tall plants or shrubs in the front of your fence. However, ask a clerk at the garden center. He will inform you of the size of selected plants, when mature. You do not doubt that they interfere with the upkeep of your fence. Moreover, branches that rub on the wood or steel materials will damage the long term.