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Choosing The Right Fence

It might not seem like a difficult decision, but finding the right fence can be hard to do. In addition to choosing a picket style, a color, and a height, you might also be concerned about abiding by city and neighborhood ordinances. However, all of these decisions are easy if you choose the right fence contractor. A few years ago, I found a great contractor who helped us to create a beautiful, functional backyard in a few weeks. Read this blog for more information about fences, contractors, and design styles that you won't regret a few years down the road.


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A Step-By-Step Guide to Installing PVC Fencing

by Chester Alvarez

PVC fencing, or vinyl fencing, is a popular choice with homeowners because of its durability, low maintenance, and aesthetic appeal. Unlike wood or metal, PVC fences resist weathering, corrosion, and insect damage, making them a long-lasting option for your property. If you're considering installing a PVC fence, this guide will walk you through the process.

Step 1: Plan Your Fence Layout

Start by planning your fence layout. Measure and mark the area where you want to install the fence using stakes and string. Make sure to consider any obstructions like trees or structures. Also, check local regulations about fence heights and boundaries.

Step 2: Gather Your Materials and Tools

Next, gather your materials. You'll need PVC fence panels, posts, post caps, and any necessary hardware. For tools, you'll typically need a post-hole digger, level, tape measure, saw, drill, and screws.

Step 3: Dig the Post Holes

For this step, dig holes for your fence posts using a post-hole digger. The depth and width of the holes are dependent on the height of your fence. Make sure the hole is wide enough to accommodate the post and some gravel for drainage.

Step 4: Install the Posts

Pour a few inches of gravel into the hole for drainage, then insert your first fence post. Use a level to ensure it's straight. Then, fill the hole with concrete, making sure the post remains level as the concrete sets. Repeat this process for all your fence posts, ensuring they are spaced correctly according to your fence panel lengths.

Step 5: Attach the Fence Panels

Once the concrete has cured, you can attach your PVC fence panels. These usually slot into the posts or are attached with brackets. Make sure each panel is level before securing it. In some cases, you may need to cut a panel to fit your fence run.

Step 6: Install the Post Caps

The final step is to install the post caps. These simply slot into or glue onto the top of your fence posts, adding a finished look and protecting the posts from water damage.

Step 7: Clean Up

After installation, clean up your work area and dispose of any leftover materials appropriately. Your new PVC fence should now be ready to provide privacy, security, and aesthetic appeal for many years to come.

It's important to note that while installing a PVC fence can be a DIY project, it requires some physical labor and precision. Contact a local PVC fencing installation service to learn more.