Thursday, March 1, 2012

Springtime Fence Repairs

Custom Fence Co. can easily repair damaged fence
and make it look new again!

Despite the awesome winter that we have had this year, winter is still cold, nasty and sometimes even dangerous! Winter can also take a toll on your fence in a few different ways. The freezing and thawing of the ground can cause issues with posts. The frozen, icy roads can cause even greater damage to your fence and possibly the well being of someone driving their vehicle past your fence.

In areas with high water tables the freezing and thawing of the ground can do some funny things to posts. When water freezes it expands into a solid. The opposite happens when the weather warms up and it's molecules contract and turn back into a fluid. Think about what happens to your plumbing pipes when they are full of water and it freezes, they rupture and burst!

The changes that the water molecules go though during freezing and thawing of the ground can cause your fence posts to either sink, raise up or in really bad cases, do both! As I mentioned, this is more likely to happen in areas with a higher water table, usually found in lower ground. But that is not always why it happens. If the company that originally installed your fence did not place enough cement around the posts or did not set the posts deep enough in the ground you may also get the rise or sink effect.

There are a few simple rules that all fence companies should use when setting posts below ground. When the following rules are followed, your fence posts will be much less likely to be affected by freezing and thawing ground. At Custom Fence Company, we set all posts at least 2' below the ground in cement with a diameter at least 3 times the diameter of the post. In our area and climate that should be adequate for the freezes and thaws that come with the changing seasons.

Take a look at your fence real quick. It looks pretty nice, doesn't it? Imagine if some of your posts were rising higher than others and some were sinking lower than others. It would not look as nice as it does now! That calls for a repair.

What is worse than mother nature damaging your fence? When someone hits it with a vehicle or a snow plow! Icy roads can easily cause drivers to lose control and damage your fence. The worst thing that can happen to a fence with regards to damage is when it is hit by a vehicle. Vehicles have the ability to damage large portions of fence, usually leaving virtually none of the material salvageable. Please see an article that I wrote a few months ago regarding how to prepare your fence for winter. There are several great tips in that article on how you can prepare your fence to resist damage during the winter months.

Custom Fence Company can easily repair your fence and keep the cost reasonable for you as well. We make it our responsibility to ensure that your fence looks as good today as it did when it was first installed. Call us today for a free estimate and ensure that your fence looks as nice as it can.

43 comments:

  1. A great way to get a fence that offers seclusion and does not need a lot of care is by installing a vinyl fence.

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  3. What do you prefer wood or chain? I think it really depends on the area that you live. I know that there are a lot of chain link fences in guelph but on the other side of town there are a lot of wood fences, i guess personal taste, safety things like that. I like your post and the pictures keep it up!

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  4. Where can I get a good chain link fence in calgary? I think I'd prefer it over a wood fence...

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  5. I am looking for somebody that knows how to set up a metal fence in Calgary. I have asked a few friends and they suggested that I call a professional. Does anyone know of somebody I could call? I would really appreciate suggestions. Thanks. fencing salt lake city

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  10. My husband and I have recently been looking to getting a chain link fence here in Vancouver but we can't seem to decide what kind we want.

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  11. Ouch, That looks pretty bad. I but hopefully it didn't cost to much to fix. I have been trying to decide if I want to get a Wood fence, or a chain link fence, for my home in Vancouver. If I go with the chain link, I think that I will have vines grow through it to make it look cool.

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  12. I'm glad you still see that winter as awesome, even if it did damage to your fence! I have some wire fencing in Calgary that rarely, if ever, needs maintenance. Maybe I'm just lucky, who knows? Glad things turned out okay in the end!

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  14. We have been looking at fencing in in Calgary and this is good to know. I want to get it done just so we can have some privacy and keep the dog outside.

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  16. Wow that fence looks like it has seen better days. I remember when I had to replace my chain link fence in Vancouver. Most memorable day of my life.

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  17. Yeah I know what you mean. there where a bunch of chain link fences in Vancouver that needed to be fixed up after that big storm.

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  18. Great article on repairing fence posts after a winter freeze! I think the worst is getting a damaged fence repaired from a car wreck. What a mess. Luckily you can find good fence replacement companies in Central Florida that can fix it at a reasonable cost. You definitely covered it here though.

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  19. Great blog on repairing of wooden fence.It definitely helpful for us in installation of wooden fence for commercial property.Thanks for providing more info about fence.

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  20. Making sure that your fence has all the necessities for being a proper fence is very important. I know that I would prefer to make sure that my fence was always on the up and up. You need your fence to be well structured and well designed as well.
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  21. I agree-- spring is when I decide to look at my fence with new eyes. It seems like it's damaged every year from snowfall, and it always looks more faded after being wet for a few months. I'll have to pull out the old can of stain again.

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  22. I like it when fencing is both practical and aesthetically pleasing. I might have to look into wooden fences a bit more. Since my fencing needs to be repaired, I might as well give it a face-lift.

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  23. We had a big tree branch fall on our fence a couple of weeks ago that totally destroyed it. We would have fixed it a long time ago, but we don't have enough time right now. I was really sick of having chain link, and I am tempted to tear the whole thing down and replace it with a wooden fence. http://www.mwfence.com/products.htm

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  24. I would really like to get my chain link fence fixed so the neighbors dog doesn't come in the yard anymore. Last winter it got so cold that it froze the branches on the tree and they broke off bending the fence over on itself. Since then, I have been saving up on getting that part of the fence repaired. Hopefully we can get it fixed before it gets cold again.

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  25. My mom has a vinyl fence that needs some repairs. Last week there was a really big wind storm and some of the vinyl slats have gone missing. I am hoping they can just put new slats in and that I don't have to pay for her to get a new fence.
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  27. Our chain-link fence is in need of some major repairs. A tree branch fell on one section and completely uprooted two other sections as a result. I now have no security and I will need to have the fence rebuilt soon. I just hope I can keep it within my budget.
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  28. Thanks for the information about fence installation, and fence repairs. I have noticed that my fence is becoming damaged from the storms that have come through the last couple of days. I hope that I will be able to get it fixed pretty soon so that my dog can go outside and I don't have to worry about him running away. http://www.reevesfence.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3

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  31. My wife and I had to endure a really bad windstorm and that storm destroyed our fence. We have been meaning to replace that fence for a while now and the storm just made it a priority. We have contacted a fence contractor and he will be out here next week to get the new fence installed. We can't wait to see the new fence up.


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