Chain Link Fences are extremely common because of their low cost and versatility. They are very durable but you will eventually have to do a little Chain Link Fence Repair to keep them looking good. If you have the time you can repair your own chain link fence but if you run into problems, you can always call an expert at McDonough Fence Company.
Here are a few of the most common Chain Link Fence Repairs that McDonough Fence Company handles on a daily basis:
- Torn chain link mesh. – Start at the top left of the hole and carefully undo each link until you get to the bottom. Once that is done, you need to do the same on the right side of the hole. Then get a replacement chain link piece, rethread it into the original fence and tighten up any slack.
- Loose posts – Dig out around the concrete plug of the loosened posts. You will need to have about 9 cm of space. Then mix up a watery concrete mixture, lift the plug up out of the ground and pour in some of the mixture. Put the plug back into the ground and position it for the proper height. Set a couple of struts on it for stability and leave to dry.
- End posts that lean inward – There are three long wires running horizontally through the fence called straining wires. You will need to cut the ones attached to the end posts. Then dig up the end post and check it for rust. If you don’t find any, chip off all of the old concrete. Pour fresh concrete into the hole and reset the post. It will need 4 days to dry properly. Then you can reattach the straining wires and mesh but you may need to add extra material if it they come up short on length.