Fence Repair

I am here to take you through the process of fencing, not really the initial fencing but replacing a worn out timber made compound fence that could be have faced the wrath of rotting, damaged or infested by insects.

You have to be equipped with some compulsory tools that are just not limited but to name a few, you can add others to the list if available.  The list is not conclusive to all materials for one is supposed to have purchased every material and tools needed for a smooth work environment.

They include:

  • Crowbar
  • Clawhammer
  • Digging bar
  • Shovel/Spade
  • Saw
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Safety gloves
  • Goggles
  • and any other protective clothing.

Mending fences does require some experience, but you can do it either with the help of a friend and can take just a considerable length of time according to the size of your yard, and make it a DIY project.


This is how to properly replace a wooden fence:

  1. Having surveyed and found the posts and parts you are supposed to demolish and replace just go ahead and start putting it down. Get the real measurements according to the sizes of the posts for the appropriate heights and the length from one post to the other.  Make sure they are not so wide apart for a steady and strong support according to the size of the rails.
  2. Dig approximate same size hole for the posts at your marked spots with the help of a string and a measuring tape to make the post at a level making sure they stand firmly well for the support of the entire rails to have a strong wooden fence.
  3. Use your spade and shovel to return the soil to strengthen the posts and the shovel to remove the lots of garbage that is within the line of that fence. If you are to add concrete (optional) to make the posts steady enough but have to sacrifice for some days to dry.
  4. Cut all the timber that you may like to fix into the size you want them to be and according to the design and shape, you want your fence to look. Make sure you get your measurements correct because this will impact on the final look of your fence.
  5. You have actually finished the skeleton or the framework of your fence. It’s time you now start nailing the timbers you had cut into their places according to the pattern and final look you want your fence to be.

Note that finishing needs care and appropriate fixing of your timbers in a defined well way to have a good finish.  It is also at your discretion whether to apply paint.  It’s good particularly the oil paint because of water absorption related damages and any insects infesting attacks.  To conclude you need to leave the area well leveled and collect any unwanted garbage and leftovers after the work for a clean environment.  Replacing a wooden fence does not primarily need you to hire an expert but by following the few steps you can do it with the help of a friend.  This might seem complicated but if well executed you will be left with a very good looking and strong wooden fence.


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