Installing a fence is a great way to enhance your property’s value. However, the process of fence installation can be overwhelming. This is particularly true if you don’t know what to do. From choosing suitable fence materials to navigating zoning laws and regulations, there are several factors to consider when installing a fence.?
This article will provide you with a step-by-step guide on?cinder block fence installation. This article will give you everything you need to know to complete the job.
The first thing to do is mark the layout. Use batter boards and string for this. Put the batter boards beyond where you plan to out the fence corners. Run the strings; this will help you line up the posts later.??
Use your marking paint and stakes to mark the posts and the spacing. The traditional space is 6 to 8 feet from one post’s center to the following posts. Ensure the tape measure is level so you can have accurate spacing. The strings mark the post’s outside faces.??
Once you establish the location of the post holes, use a pencil and mark the position of the strings on the batter boards. The batter boards near the house should be transferred in case you will remove them later for digging. Remove the strings so you can dig the holes easily.??
This is the time when you dig the holes to size. Check the building codes; some might require digging below the frost line to prevent the post from being pushed up while freezing. The diameter of the post hole is typically three times the post’s width. Use the marks you made on the batter boards to reset the layout lines.??
You now have your first hole; the next thing to do is fill it with 6 inches of dry concrete. Place one post over the dry concrete; avoid pushing it outward. Ensure the post is plumb; use a level to check this. Next, add the braces so the post is held in its place. Do the same steps for the following posts. Once you’re done, put the concrete mix on the post holes and let it cure. Remove the braces, and take down the strings and batter boards.??
This is the beginning of installing the fence. First, mark the location of the rail in the posts. Measure the bottom and top rail locations to determine the middle rail’s placement. Once you’re done with that, you can now install the rails. Measure and cut the rails so they are in their best size. Trim the rail ends. Begin attaching the rest of the rails to the entire fence. Once you approach the end of the fence, cut the final rails.??
It’s now time to install the fence pickets. You need to keep the tops at a uniform height. Start at the corner, and secure them with a pneumatic nailer. After installing the pickets on the outside, work on the inside of the fence.??
Finally, you can now install the fence gate. Use your gate hardware kit to prevent it from sagging. After that, you can finish the fence with the necessary finishing.??