When it comes to fencing, there are few materials that are as well-known and versatile as chain link fencing. Chain link fences are great for yards that don’t have a lot of light, since the material won’t block the light to your garden or other areas of the yard. It also won’t block sightlines, allowing your yard to feel more spacious while still keeping things secure. Because chain link can be put up quickly, it’s a great choice for construction sites or people looking to pen in a roaming dog (or child!). If you are looking to install a chain link fence, here are a few time-saving tips that will help the process go smoothly.
First, do most of the work beforehand! This means measuring the property line or getting the property line officially surveyed if you don’t know where it is. Without official property line documentation, by the way, a neighbor can legally require you to move your fence, even if it’s only a few inches past the line. Get accurate measurements and acquire all the materials you need before you ever dig a hole.
Second, unless you are only installing a few posts, rent a post auger drill. These massive drills look like a jackhammer, but with a large drill bit at the end to dig. This machine will save you hours of backbreaking work when it comes to digging your post holes.
Third, get some help. Chain link fences are best installed with the help of a friend, family member, neighbor, etc.
If at any point you feel chain link fence installation is not for you, give us a call here at Timber Fencing. We can help you with all your fencing needs today.