Mobile fence is just about the simplest thing you can do at home. It takes very little time and with a few tips, you can get this job done in a matter of hours. Of course, it all depends on the size of your property and the type of fence that you want to install. For people who have big properties, it will take more time and labor. The same also applies to people who may be looking to install a more advanced type of fence. However, the most important thing is to make sure that the job is done right and in order to help you out, we have compiled few simple steps that you need to follow.
Step 1 – Determine the Spacing for the Poles
The fence posts are designed to provide structural support for the fence. They are the most important components of the fence and as such, the first step would be to decide how to space them around the perimeter of your property or the area that you want to fence. Normally, the recommended spacing between one post and the other should be at least 6 feet and at most 8 feet. You will start by first setting the corner posts and then moving on with the others.
Step 2 – Get the Holes Ready
Once the spacing has been decided you now need to make the holes that will be used to anchor the poles. The rule of thumb is to dig in holes that are deep enough to cover at least a third of the entire pole. There are specific pole post digger tools that you can use to make your job really easy. Once the holes are dug, go ahead and set the posts.
Step 3 – Attach the Rails
Once the fence post is firmly anchored in the ground and reinforced, proceed and attach the rails. You are advised to start by the bottom rail and then the top rail in each of the posts. This really helps increase stability before moving to other rails. The top and the bottom rail must be perfectly aligned before moving forward to the other middle rails.
Step 4 – Install the Fence Boards
You will now have to move to the final step which is the installation of the fence boards. The installation of fence boards has to be done after the top rails and the bottom ones are aligned and strongly secured to the poles. The rule is to begin fixing the boards at the corner posts and then move forward with the others. You must also use a plumb level so that the board is vertical at all times before it’s finally secured on the rails. Keep checking the level until you finish. If you do everything right, it should be easy to have the fence up and running in no time.
Mobile fencing in your property should be an easy task and the steps above are simple enough for anyone to follow.