Everyone needs a secure home, and fences provide security and aesthetics. Though they can stand in wood, concrete, etc., ductile steel tube fences enhance the appeal. TATA Structura's flexible steel tubes help combine fencing designs for a purpose.
Preparing for your house fence design
Local governing bodies will help to comprehend the setbacks, maximum heights, and obstructions.
Check for any underground services that may interfere with the proposed fence. Fencing posts go about 2 feet deep down, enough to disrupt service lines.
3. Checking the fencing materials
Check for rust-free, coated (just like the zinc coating of TATA Structura Z+ tubes that makes them decay-resistant) end, line, and corner posts. End posts go in-line; corner posts change direction, whereas the line posts come mid-way. And if everything corresponds, one can start the fence construction.
Steel fencing against a foot walk
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- Measuring Tape
- Concrete Mix
- Spray Paint
Steps on Site
1. Clear the fence lines of vegetation, debris, and grasses.
2. Mark the post positions:
Using spray paint, mark the corners and ends of the fencing line. Drive in the stakes and attach a straight string for a guide. Using a measuring tape, point the line posts. However, ensure that the spacing remains less than the panel size. While marking the gate post, spare some space for the hardware of the modern fence design.
3. Drill the post holes:
Using an auger, excavate the earth to 1/3rd of each post. The size of the hole should be thrice that of the post. However, depending on the soil type, one may have to dig deep or vice-versa. To check for correct depths and ensure alignment, denote a ground-line on each post.
4. Drive in the corner, end, and gate posts:
Set new stakes behind the corner holes, one for perpendicularity, while the other for the gate post. Stretch strings between them. Spread about 2-inches of gravel into the hole bottom and insert the stake. Using a wheelbarrow, mix concrete and water to a stiff consistency and fill the hole to about 4-inches below the ground. Make sure they are in-line, and you may brace them temporarily till it sets. Let the concrete set overnight. The curing time will depend on the ratios and the dampness of the ground. Though one day should be enough, provide for two days if possible.
Install the line posts and panels:
Set the line posts and steel sheets adjacently and fill them with concrete. Place caps on the posts if the posts are shorter than the panels. While installing panels, remember that some sheets work with spacers, while others overlap.
6. Install the gate and screw the hinges to the gate post
7. Clean up the site and preserve the excess material for reuse. And there! You have your steel fence ready for security.