The first question most owners seeking to put in a Reclaimed Wood Fence Ideas during the cold months ask is ‘can or not it’s done’? Our answer at All Seasons Vinyl is often a definite ‘yes’ – when it is done correctly. As a budget-conscious homeowner myself, you can actually understand how important it could be to do-it-yourself.
What most contractors won’t inform you is the trade secret to battling the frozen winter ground to help you successfully install much needed Reclaimed Wood Fence Ideas – all on your own. While our experts at All Seasons Vinyl are staffed to the very reason for assisting our customers with such issues, permit me to extend some pointers your way – for your easy response to the most common misconception: you can not install during the cold months.
This idea couldn’t be further from the truth. First, let’s view the challenge that awaits you. The primary issue is that frozen ground pushes posts and concrete out of the ground. This makes it vital to adjust how we dig and fill the hole so that it remains solid and stable. The best winter time to completely tackle this project happens when snow blankets the soil, actually acting just like a warming blanket to help keep the soil pliable. Vinyl fencing is the better material to work with at any time of year, as there is less compression and expansion of the information during installation.
Whether there is snow or otherwise, and regardless of severity of the weather, one easy tool and a fast tip are going to bring success to you on that DIY project. The tool to get is the auger, in order to make the hole in the necessary shape. The key to defeating that frozen ground would be to shape the hole just like a bell then when it freezes, the concrete will actually push down, not up, making your post sturdy and solid.
Further techniques including adding gravel for the bottom for drainage just before filling with concrete are standard to the post installation. For greater detail on installing your fence, visit our How To Install on our website.