The first question most owners seeking to install a Faux Rock Fence Panels in the winter months ask is ‘can it’s done’? Our answer at All Seasons Vinyl is really a definite ‘yes’ – when it is done properly. As a budget-conscious homeowner myself, it is easy to understand exactly how important it can be to do-it-yourself.
What most contractors won’t let you know is their trade secret to battling the frozen winter ground to help you successfully install that much needed Faux Rock Fence Panels – by yourself. While our experts at All Seasons Vinyl are staffed to the very intent behind assisting our customers with such issues, allow me to extend some suggestions your path – to the easy reply to the commonest misconception: you can’t install in the winter months.
This idea couldn’t be more mistaken. First, let’s understand the challenge that awaits you. The primary dilemma is that frozen ground pushes posts and concrete from the ground. This makes it vital to adjust how you dig and fill the opening so it remains solid and stable. The best winter time to completely tackle this project happens when snow blankets the bottom, actually acting just like a warming blanket to maintain the bottom pliable. Vinyl fencing is the best material to utilize without notice of the year, nevertheless there is less compression and expansion of the material during installation.
Whether there is snow or otherwise not, and no matter the harshness of the next thunderstorm, one particular tool and a quick tip are going to bring success to you personally on that DIY project. The tool to accumulate will be the auger, to help make the opening in the necessary shape. The key to defeating that frozen ground would be to shape the opening just like a bell while it freezes, the concrete would really push down, not up, making this post sturdy and solid.
Further techniques including adding gravel to the bottom for drainage ahead of filling with concrete are standard to the post installation. For greater detail on installing your fence, visit our How To Install on our website.