- 1 Is chain link fence easy to install?
- 2 How far apart should posts be on a chain link fence?
- 3 Can you put up a chain link fence without concrete?
- 4 How much does 100 feet of chain link fence cost?
- 5 Should chain link fence touch the ground?
- 6 How do you anchor the bottom of a chain link fence?
- 7 How do you secure the bottom of a chain link fence?
- 8 Does chain link fence need tension wire?
- 9 Is 2 feet deep enough for fence posts?
- 10 Can chain link fence post be driven vs concrete?
- 11 How do you install chain link fence on concrete?
Chain link fences can both keep things in your yard and keep things out. Installing a chain link fence is a project that takes a little bit of skill and some hard work.
SPACING FENCE POSTS As chain link fence posts are smaller and sturdier than many other types, the holes should be smaller and can be farther apart. Follow the fence manufacturer’s instructions for spacing, which typically ranges from 4-10′ apart —spacing should not exceed 10′ on-center.
You can install a chain link fence without using concrete, but it is not recommended. Anchoring each fence post in concrete is the best way to ensure your fence will stand straight and tall for many years.
The cost of chainlink fencing is calculated by the length, height, type of fence and features being installed. A 5 foot high, 100-foot chain link fence with 2 gates is approximately $2,100, or $21 per foot.
Generally, it is not recommended for a chain-link fence to touch the ground. Ground contact makes the bottom of the fence more vulnerable to corrosion. It can also make yard maintenance more difficult. The fence touching the ground can prevent rodents and other small animals from getting inside for garden areas.
The simplest way to reinforce your chain link fence at the bottom is by using tent stakes. Tent stakes can be bought at any hardware store, and they are very cheap. If you don’t want to do any kind of installation or you’re just not the DIY person, then using tent stakes is a simple and straightforward solution.
The quickest and easiest way to secure the bottom of your chain link fence is to use a garden border and line the bottom of your fence. Alternatively, you could get tent stakes and secure the bottom of the fence to the ground. Choosing the right option depends on your exact situation and needs.
Tension wire is an important part of chain link fencing. It secures the bottom and top of your chain link fence to ensure the chain links remain tight to the posts and rails.
Is 2 feet deep enough for fence posts?
2 feet is the minimum depth that you should dig your fence post holes for. To dig the holes one-third to one-half of the post’s aboveground height, is a general formula. The deeper you dig the holes, the more stability your fence has.
Installing the post without concrete, driving them, allows the soil to do what it does best, absorb the moisture keeping the post drier prolonging the life of the post. Driving post instead of pouring them in concrete allows the soil to absorb the water around the post keeping it dry.
To attach fence posts to concrete you have two options. The first is to cut through the concrete using a saw or core driller. The second option is to weld mounting brackets to the bottom of the posts. Then, sink anchors into the cement pad and screw the brackets into these anchors.