Tips For Installing Chain Link Fencing On Uneven Ground

21 December 2016
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If you are a person that wants to protect your property or keep your dogs in your yard while still letting them roam as free as possible, there is a good chance that you have decided that a chain link fence is the way to go. It is relatively easy to install, it doesn't need a lot of maintenance, and it's not very expensive. However, installing a chain link fence gets a lot more difficult if the ground becomes more uneven. It is relatively easy to avoid these difficulties if you take the time to prepare. Here are some tips for installing a chain link fence on ground that is not perfectly even.

1. Install Your Corner Poles First

The first thing that you will need to do is get your corner poles installed. The reason for this is that they provide a general guideline as to where you will need to put the rest of your poles. This will allow you to ensure that you remain within the bounds of your property and have the guides that you genuinely need in order to install the rest of your fence. Since these poles are going to act as your guides, be sure that you take the extra time needed with a level to ensure that each pole is perfectly straight.

2. Connect the Corner Poles Using String

The next thing that you will need to do is a tie a string around one of the corner poles at the height at which you want the chain link fence to be located. Tape this string in place so that it doesn't move around. Then, pull the string and attach it to the next corner pole that is adjacent to the corner pole at which you started. Make sure that you place this at the same height as you did on the first pole. Continue wrapping the string until the entire perimeter where you will install the fence has been covered with a string.

3. Dig Your Holes

Now that you have a guide for your fencing, you can start digging your holes. Dig holes that will allow the poles to be in the ground at least by a foot or two but aren't so deep that the poles are more than two inches away from the string. This will allow you to figure out exactly how deep your holes will need to be. Once you have the holes ready, you can go about installing your fence normally.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in chain link fencing.