Installation for Fencing in Fort Myers

How to install a Fence?

  1. Plan out your fence (Materials & Style)
  2. Determine the layout of each Fence post by using chalk line as the guide. You would also need to measure the outline of the fence using a measuring wheel.
  3. By using a post hole digger, dig holes approximately 33% as deep as they are tall. Definitely keep in mind you would need to dig a few inches down for the gravel.
  4. You would need to add gravel and concrete to make sure the posts are placed properly. By pouring 3 to 4 inches of gravel down the base for proper drainage. Once the gravel is set you will be adding 6 to 8 inches of concrete mix. It could take up to 3 days for proper drying and curing.
  5. By using a power drill or claw hammers, you will be attaching No 8. 2 ½ deck screws or galvanized 10d x 3-inch nails to fasten the rails.
  6. Using the same screws you place the rails with. You will be attaching each picket to the rails. A screwdriver may be helpful in this process.
  7. Now to place the post caps by using a rubber mallet.
  8. For proper maintenance you would stain or treat the wood that can extend its life. At least every 2 to 3 years you would to apply new coats.

Materials and tools needed to install Fences

  • Paint Brushes
  • Measuring Wheels
  • Post Hole Digger
  • Work Gloves
  • Screwdriver Sets
  • Sledge Hammers
  • Plumb Bobs
  • Standard Level
  • Rope
  • Writing Utensils
  • Chalk Reels & Chalk
  • Claw Hammers
  • Power Drills
  • Safety Glasses
  • Tape Measures
  • Wood Sealers
  • Spray Paint
  • Ready Mix Concrete
  • Wood Fence Rails
  • Deck Screws
  • Wood Fence Posts
  • Wood & Deck Stain
  • Post Caps
  • Box Nails
  • Wood Fence Panels

Fencing Suppliers in Fort Myers

Western Fence Supply
Superior Fence & Rail of Southwest Florida
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Fencing Contractors in Fort Myers

Revolution Fence Company
Western Fence Supply
Superior Fence & Rail of Southwest Florida

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