- 1 How far apart should posts be on a chain link fence?
- 2 Is chain link fence cheaper than wood?
- 3 Do chain link fence posts need to be cemented?
- 4 Should chain link fence touch the ground?
- 5 What is the cheapest fence to install?
- 6 How do you secure the bottom of a chain link fence?
- 7 How much does 200 ft of chain link fence cost?
- 8 Does a chain link fence increase property value?
- 9 How long does chain link fence last?
- 10 How many bags of cement do I need for a fence post?
- 11 How do I keep my dog from going under the chain link fence?
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.
Even with their separate components – including metal stakes, galvanized posts, brackets and tie wires – chain link fences are almost always cheaper to purchase and install than wood, regardless of the type of lumber in consideration.
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.
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.
What is the cheapest fence to install?
The Most Affordable Ways to Fence in a Yard
- Treated pine ($12 to $19 per linear foot installed)
- Chain link ($10 to $20 per linear foot)
- Wrought iron ($24 to $32 per linear foot)
- Barbed wire ($1.50 to $2 per linear foot)
- Hog wire ($3 to $5 per linear foot)
- Electric ($1 to $6 per linear foot)
- Pallet (free!)
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.
Therefore, when the average cost of materials and installation are added together, the total cost for a 200 linear foot chain link fence is $3,000 to $5,200, which breaks down to about $16 to $26 per linear foot.
While the fence may have monetary meaning for you, it may not to the buyer. For example, a chain link fence, a style of fence that’s considered less aesthetically pleasing, is a less costly option when installing the fence but it won’t increase the resale value as much.
On average, you can expect your chain link fence to last 15 years. While it’s more durable than an alternative like wood, it’s especially prone to sagging due to loose posts or stretched tension wires.
How many bags of cement do I need for a fence post?
Most fence post holes will need between 1 – 4 bags of concrete to securely hold the post in place. The best way to determine the size of the hole is: Diameter of the hole is 3 times the width of the fence post. Depth of the hole is one-third to half the above ground height of the fence post.
Option One: Install tension wire on the bottom of the fence line. This wire reinforces the bottom of a chain link fence and helps prevent the bottom from ‘pulling’ up if an animal tries to push the fabric out and away from the fence line.