The first question most homeowners planning to install a Guardian In Ground Dog Fence in winter ask is ‘can it’s done’? Our answer at All Seasons Vinyl is often a definite ‘yes’ – if it is done correctly. As a budget-conscious homeowner myself, it is easy to understand precisely how important it can be to do-it-yourself.
What most contractors won’t inform you could be the trade secret to battling the frozen winter ground in order to successfully install much needed Guardian In Ground Dog Fence – yourself. While our experts at All Seasons Vinyl are staffed for that very reason for assisting our customers with your issues, allow me to extend some pointers your way – with the easy answer to the most common misconception: you can not install in winter.
This idea couldn’t be more mistaken. First, let’s view the challenge that awaits you. The primary issue is that frozen ground pushes posts and concrete out from the ground. This makes it essential to adjust the way you dig and fill the outlet so it remains solid and stable. The best winter time to really tackle this project is when snow blankets the floor, actually acting just like a warming blanket to keep the floor pliable. Vinyl fencing is the better material to make use of without notice of the year, as there is less compression and expansion of the material during installation.
Whether there’s snow you aren’t, and no matter the severity of the weather, one simple tool and a quick tip has decided to bring success for you on that DIY project. The tool to get will be the auger, to make the outlet in the necessary shape. The key to defeating that frozen ground is always to shape the outlet just like a bell so when it freezes, the concrete will actually push down, not up, making your post sturdy and solid.
Further techniques including adding gravel to the bottom for drainage prior to filling with concrete are standard to your post installation. For greater detail on installing your fence, visit our How To Install on our website.