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Fence Repair and Construction

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYour beautiful fence, whether it is made of wood or steel, is likely to wear down quickly if you don’t maintain it regularly. Wooden fences are especially prone to damage: it’s not uncommon to see a single rotten post pulling an entire side of a fence down.

Time and Knowledge

If you don’t have experience with fence repair and construction, you should hire professionals for the job. Professionals will know the best material to be used to make your fence, depending on your locality, and current market rates, which can save you a bundle, especially if you’re having a new fence constructed! If a fence is installed incorrectly, it will wear down faster, and so coordinating with a professional to do it for you is well worth it.

If you’re planning to undertake fence repair and construction on your own, make sure you have the necessary tools on hand. For repair, you will need items like a drill, screws, handsaws, trowels, scrub brushes, and hammers. Wood preservative is probably the most important item the inventory, both for fence repair and construction.

Correctly Installing a Wooden Fence

Wooden posts are prone to rotting. High quality wood like rosewood (which is expensive) is more resistant to rotting and can last for a very long time, but no wood is completely resistant to water. It’s a good idea to inspect for rot during and after a wet spell. If you spot rot, it’s recommended that you apply wood preservative to the area to prevent it from spreading or to replace the post entirely.

The foundation of the wooden posts are perhaps the most prone to rotting, especially if they have been set incorrectly. If you suspect there is a problem with the foundation, you will need to call a competent fence repair and construction crew to inspect it for you.