DIY Aluminum Fences

By jasonveith, April 23, 2013

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Aluminum fences are available in wide collections of designs from simple to complex. Several of the fence models look like old iron fences with unique posts and rails. But unlike iron, aluminum fences are most beneficial and not as complicated to set up.

Preparation

Most aluminum fences can be bought as set. More clearly, the sections of the fence and the posts are already prefabricated to certain lengths. You must take inventory of the property and find out how much aluminum fencing you will need.

You must have to think ahead of where the fence needs to go and address any obstacles that might exist when it is time to start the installation.  Like for example, you have to be sure that the soil can accommodate an aluminum fence post. Determine whether the ground is too rocky and whether you will need more heavy duty tools to dig through the ground. Also, ensure that the path for your fence does not run in the same path as utility lines like the gas, electric and water lines. You will easily discover this through the use of maps of your property and checking with the local utility company.

Getting Started

Most of the fence manufacturers will advocate you to begin by assembling the several pieces. This will encompass putting caps on all of the posts and any other added hardware.

You can use piece of string or a mason’s line and attach it to a wood stake. Thoroughly the fence is long; you may need a few wooden stakes in the middle to wrap the string around. Then, persistently take the string along your fence line and tie it to a wooden stake at the end. If the fence line is long, you may need a few wooden stakes in the middle to wrap the string around. The string will help represent the exact location for the fence, so make sure you have measured the area and have the string in the right place. It will also guide you as you work your way along the fence line.

Putting in Posts

You have to start with one post. Then, dig a hole and lower the post down. Each post that goes in the ground must go in at the same depth. Once the post is in the hole, add concrete to the sides.

Next, add the individual fence sections. With most fence kits, the sections will slide right into the post and are insured with screws. Work your way down to the location of the next end post, dig another hole and drop the post in. Pour in more concrete, and attach the existing sections to the post. Before moving on to another section between posts, take a level and put it on the top rail of the fence. You have to assure that the posts are holding the fencing section in place at level angle.

Once you have determined that the first section is level, and then you have to continue down the rest of the fence line. Keep monitoring to be surethat the sections are level before the concrete dries.

 

 

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