How to Build and Install a Fence

DIY approaches are now becoming more popular, especially that there are many tutorial videos and articles that you can base. One of these DIY projects that you successfully do is fence installation Kansas City. Just follow this tutorial we made for you, and you’re good to go.  


Step 1:  

The first thing to do is marking the layout. Use batter boards and string for this. Put the batter boards beyond the location where you plan to out the fence corners. Run the strings, this will help you line up the posts later.  

Step 2: 

Use your marking paint and stakes to mark the posts and the spacing. The traditional space is 6 to 8 feet from one post’s center to the next posts. Make sure that the tape measure is level so you can have accurate spacing. The strings mark the post’s outside faces.  

Step 3: 

Once you establish the location of the post holes, use a pencil and mark the position of the strings on the batter boards. The batter boards near the house should be transferred just in case you will remove it later for digging. Remove the strings so you can dig the holes easily.  

Step 4:  

This is the time when you dig the holes to sizes. Check the building codes; some might require you to dig below the frost line to prevent the post from being pushed up while freezing. The diameter of the post hole is typically three times the post’s width. Use the marks you made on the batter boards to reset the layout lines.  

Step 5:  

You now have your first hole; next thing to do is fill it with 6 inches of dry concrete mixture. Place one post over the dry concrete, avoid pushing it outward. Make sure that the post is plumb, use a level to check this. Next, add the braces so the post is held into its place. Do the same steps for the next posts. Once you’re done, put concrete mix on the post holes and let it cure. Remove the braces, take down the strings and batter boards.  

Step 6:  

This is the beginning of installing the fence. First, mark the location of the rail in the posts. Measure the bottom and top rail locations to determine the middle rail’s placement. Once you’re done with that, you can now install the rails. Measure and cut the rails, so they are on their best size. Trim the rail ends. Begin attaching the rest of the rails in the entire fence. Once you approach the end of the fence, cut the final rails.  

Step 7: 

It’s now time to install the fence pickets. The tops should be kept at a uniform height. Start at the corner, secure them with a pneumatic nailer. After installing the pickets on the outside, work on the inside of the fence.  

Step 8: 

Finally, you can now install the fence gate. Use your gate hardware kit to prevent it from sagging. After that, you can finish the fence with the necessary finishing.

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