- 1 How do you reconnect a chain link fence?
- 2 Is it possible to repair a chain link fence?
- 3 How do you fix the bottom of a chain link fence?
- 4 How do I keep my dog from going under the chain link fence?
- 5 How can I make my chain link fence look nice?
- 6 How do you temporarily remove a chain link fence?
- 7 How do you fill the gaps on the bottom of a fence?
- 8 What can I put at the bottom of my fence?
- 9 Do chain link fence posts need to be cemented?
- 10 How deep do chain link fence posts need to be?
- 11 How much does chain link fence stretch?
How To Repair a Chain Link Fence
- TOOLS & MATERIALS. Pliers.
- Remove tie wires. Start by untwisting and removing the wires connecting the fence to the top rail.
- Cut out damaged section. Now that the wire ties are removed, cut and remove the damaged piece of fence rail.
- Mark new rail.
- Insert new rail.
- Reconnect chain link.
A damaged chain link fence rail can easily be repaired by cutting out the bad section and sliding in a new piece. Learn how from our fence experts.
11 ways to fix the gap under a chain link fence
- 1) Use old Tires to fill the gap under a chain link fence.
- 2) Use Cinder blocks or Allan blocks to fill the gap at the bottom of fence.
- 3) Chain Link Fence Stakes.
- 4) You could use tent stakes.
- 5) Use a decorative garden fence in front of the chain link to fill the gap.
Option One: Install tension wire on the bottom of the fence line. This wire reinforces the bottom of a chain link fence and helps prevent the bottom from ‘pulling’ up if an animal tries to push the fabric out and away from the fence line.
Turning the visual eyesore into a beautiful, serene addition to a yard is an easy task to undertake with a bit of planning.
- Slide privacy slats into the links of the fence.
- Cover the chain link fence with climbing vines.
- Painting chain link renews the look.
- Rolled bamboo creates a serene wooded atmosphere.
The 5 Steps Of Chain Link Fence Removal
- Step One – See If Someone Else Will Do It For You First!
- Step Two – Separate chain link grid from posts.
- Step Three – Gather the chain link grid.
- Step Four – Remove the top rail.
- Step Five – Remove the posts.
- Fill the gap with all-purpose decorative stone or washed river rock. Choose stones sized between 1 and 3 inches in diameter.
- Multiply the length of the gap by the height and width of the gap to determine the cubic feet of the area.
- Dump the rocks or stones into the gap beneath the fence.
What Can I Put at the Bottom of a Fence to Keep Animals Out?
- Horizontal Board. Attach a board to the bottom of your fence.
- L-Shaped Footer. To keep out animals that dig, install an L-shaped footer made of galvanized, welded wire mesh underneath your fence.
- Poultry or Hex Netting.
- Rocks and Boulders.
You can install a chain link fence without using concrete, but it is not recommended. Anchoring each fence post in concrete is the best way to ensure your fence will stand straight and tall for many years.
Step 1 – Depending on the geographical location, fence height, and fencing materials used, post hole size may vary. In general for residential chain link fences, dig holes 6″ in diameter by 30″ deep (or below frost line in your area).
Fence fabric should be stretched from the terminal post already attached to the terminal post at the other end of the line – or – at stretches less than two hundred feet. With the fabric terminated at the terminal post, install a tension bar approximately five feet from the end of the unattached fabric.