- 1 How do you tension a chain link fence?
- 2 How much does 100 feet of chain link fence cost?
- 3 Does chain link fence need tension wire?
- 4 Should chain-link fence touch the ground?
- 5 How do you fill the gaps on the bottom of a fence?
- 6 What is a fence stretcher?
- 7 How do I keep my dog from getting under the chain-link fence?
- 8 How far can you stretch chain link fence?
Tension wire is stretched by simply attaching it to terminal posts by wrapping directly to the posts, or wrapping it to a nut in bolt holding a brace band in place. Chain link fence bottom tension wire is stretched using a come-a-long and cable puller, or with a T-Bar.
The cost of chainlink fencing is calculated by the length, height, type of fence and features being installed. A 5 foot high, 100-foot chain link fence with 2 gates is approximately $2,100, or $21 per foot.
Tension wire is an important part of chain link fencing. It secures the bottom and top of your chain link fence to ensure the chain links remain tight to the posts and rails.
Generally, it is not recommended for a chain-link fence to touch the ground. Ground contact makes the bottom of the fence more vulnerable to corrosion. It can also make yard maintenance more difficult. The fence touching the ground can prevent rodents and other small animals from getting inside for garden areas.
- 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 is a fence stretcher?
Fence stretchers are used to provide the proper amount of tension on wire fences. A tight fence protects livestock and wildlife from getting tangled in the fence which could cause injury or even death. They all work the same with some type of clamp to attach to the wire and a ratcheting system to tighten it.
Bury chicken wire along the base of the chain-link fence so that when your dog starts digging, it will encounter the wire, which will discourage further digging. Lay the chicken wire horizontally on the ground, extending it from the bottom of the fence to about 1 foot outward from the fence.
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.