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How to Install a Temporary Fence?

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One can purchase or hire temporary fences to secure an area, protect livestock and keep away trespassers. Here is a step by step guide that will assist a homeowner or DIY enthusiast to put up such a temporary fence.

Fences are useful structures because they add security as well as privacy to a premise. They are also useful to keep farm animals in an area and repel notorious predators. Fences are also useful to avoid trespassing in the area. In order to accomplish these tasks, one can either go for an expensive permanent fence installation that comes with complete cement posts or just install a DIY temporary fence.

The market has several types of portable fencing structures that can be either rented or purchased basing on a person’s budget. Besides, one can choose a fencing solution on the basis of what they want to contain. So it is important to investigate well before hiring or purchasing a fence. For example, one need not install 6-foot-tall chain link panels to contain poultry! After making up one’s mind on the type of fence they want, they can purchase or hire it. The task that arises now is the installation.

Here is a step by step guide that will assist a homeowner or DIY enthusiast to put up a fence. But before starting out, keep some tape measure, spray paint and electric netting handy.

  • Start out by calculating of area to be fenced with tape measure. Then review the soil for the strength of a fence depends on the stability offered by the surface. It is good to do the job on a flat area with deep soil.
  • It is time to drive the posts into dirt, asphalt or concrete approximately 10’ apart. This is a convenient way of putting up a post because one can reduce or expand a fence as and when needed. The corner posts need to be driven strongly in case animals are to be held in.
  • Modular fence kit with bolts can be connected together by aligning connector holes on the posts with connector holes on panels.
  • Now fix the wire mesh from post to post at a height of four inches from the ground. This will repel creeping animals from entering a premise; two more rounds of electrical wire about 1 1/2 feet apart need to be fixed for warding off larger stray animals.
  • If needed one can charge the temporary security fence; it is advisable to check the voltage meter for electricity readings that run through the wires.

Go for chain link or electric netting temporary fences. The former is a stable form of temporary fencing that is suitable for long term and high security applications. One can also rent or buy freestanding, move-able fence panels; these are a good choice for short duration usage and are great for moving around to accommodate altering site conditions. They are great to keep out the crowd. For security and durability, additional posts can be used. Thus by following the above steps one gets to save money on hiring professionals. Besides it is a great learning experience; in case a link gets loose or the alignment changes, one can sort the problem alone.

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