The first question most homeowners planning to use a Faux Stone Fence in the winter months ask is ‘can or not it’s done’? Our answer at All Seasons Vinyl is often a definite ‘yes’ – when it is done correctly. As a budget-conscious homeowner myself, it is possible to understand just how important it may be to do-it-yourself.
What most contractors won’t tell you is trade secret to battling the frozen winter ground to help you successfully install very much needed Faux Stone Fence – all on your own. While our experts at All Seasons Vinyl are staffed for that very intent behind assisting our customers with your issues, let me extend some pointers on your path – for that easy answer to the most common misconception: you can’t install in the winter months.
This idea couldn’t be more mistaken. First, let’s see the challenge that awaits you. The primary dilemma is that frozen ground pushes posts and concrete out of your ground. This makes it important to adjust how we dig and fill the opening so it remains solid and stable. The best winter season to really tackle this project is the place snow blankets the bottom, actually acting being a warming blanket to help keep the bottom pliable. Vinyl fencing is the better material to work with whenever you want of the year, since there is less compression and expansion of the fabric during installation.
Whether there is certainly snow or otherwise not, and regardless of severity of the next thunderstorm, one particular tool and a quick tip will quickly bring success for your requirements on that DIY project. The tool to get is the auger, to help make the opening within the necessary shape. The key to defeating that frozen ground is to shape the opening being a bell then when it freezes, the concrete will actually push down, not up, making your post sturdy and solid.
Further techniques like adding gravel to the bottom for drainage before filling with concrete are standard to any post installation. For greater detail on installing your fence, visit our How To Install on our website.