Wooden Fencing Essentials – A Few Tips
Over the years, fencing has become a popular pastime for many garden enthusiasts around Britain. If one enjoys planting trees and getting their fingers green, that person is at some time most likely to try their hand at fencing. Many people without prior knowledge are often successful in the initial construction but actually find that many years down the line, the fence begins to look old and withered.
Things you need to know
To construct and install a fence properly requires years of experience and skill for a successfully erected project. There are tricks that specialist companies use that the average person would not know, so it is always wise to consult a professional company before trying to build the fence yourself.
One thing that many people seem to overlook is the season in which they are installing the fence. If for example when digging the post holes in the damp months before spring, and the frost comes it can actually damage the foundations of the post if the hole has not been dug correctly.
The hole needs to be of an equal size at the top and the bottom. Naturally people tend to dig holes that are larger at the top than the bottom; consequently resulting in a triangular water hole that will eventually create a top heavy foundation during icy temperatures.
Never allow fence panels to make contact with the ground. The reason for this is that when the wood touches the damp earth or soil, it will naturally absorb moisture, eventually causing damage to the panels.
So, remember these important tips if you are thinking about doing it yourself. If you don’t feel completely comfortable then it is advisable to hire a professional for your wooden fence installation.