Fence staple gun can add privacy and value to your home. Whether you install a wood, metal or PVC fence, the fence will rely on poles placed 6 to 8 meters apart for support. The posts should be secured in the ground with concrete, above a 6-inch layer of gravel, which will provide additional drainage in heavy rain. Before installing any posts, get an overview of your land to ensure that the fence is not install on a neighbor’s property, which will cause problems in future home sales.
Place a portion in the ground in each corner of the area to be fence. Drive a string along the load area, representing the outside of the fence. All posts should be install inside this line. Determine the number of services that will be require for your fence. Usually wooden fences require a post every 8 feet, while PVC or vinyl fence requires a post to be place every 6 meters. If you have any holes to dig, a manual post whole digger can work well; however, you may find it convenient to hire a gas-powered post whole digger from your local hardware store if you have many holes to dig.
Keep in mind that gas-powered post hole diggers require two people to work. Dig the first hole using the post whole digger. Make sure the hole is straight. The hole should be 1/3 the length of the exposed part of the insert, plus an additional 6 inches. For example, if you install a 6 meter high fence, the hole should be 2.5 meters deep. The diameter of the hole should be approximately twice the width of one side of the post that will be installed in the hole. Fence provides shade and allows water from rain and dew to remain in the grass longer. All these issues can contribute to a change in the type of problem and pests in your garden.
Fill the bottom of the hole with 6 inches of gravel. To ensure that 6 inches are poured into the hole, measure 6 inches on a thin stick, such as a color mixer, and place it on the bottom of the hole. When the gravel meets the line, remove the stick. Mix concrete in a wheelbarrow according to concrete manufacturer’s instructions. Place the insert in the hole, then fill the hole with concrete that surrounds the post. Poke holes in the concrete as it is added to the hole to ensure that there are no air pockets. Make sure the post is level using a spirit level, and then repeat the steps for each additional post.