The first question most owners planning to put in a Picket Fence Occlusion during the cold months ask is ‘can or not it’s done’? Our answer at All Seasons Vinyl is often a definite ‘yes’ – when it is done right. As a budget-conscious homeowner myself, it is easy to understand how important it is usually to do-it-yourself.
What most contractors won’t let you know is the trade secret to battling the frozen winter ground so that you can successfully install much needed Picket Fence Occlusion – yourself. While our experts at All Seasons Vinyl are staffed for the very intent behind assisting our customers with such issues, allow me to extend some pointers the right path – with the easy answer to the most common misconception: you cannot install during the cold months.
This idea couldn’t be more wrong. First, let’s comprehend the challenge that awaits you. The primary dilemma is that frozen ground pushes posts and concrete out from the ground. This makes it vital to adjust how you dig and fill the opening so that it remains solid and stable. The best winter months to completely tackle this project occurs when snow blankets the floor, actually acting like a warming blanket to hold the floor pliable. Vinyl fencing is the best material to work with at any time of the year, while there is less compression and expansion of the fabric during installation.
Whether there is snow you aren’t, and regardless of the harshness of the weather, one particular tool and an instant tip will quickly bring success to you on that DIY project. The tool to accumulate may be the auger, to help make the opening within the necessary shape. The key to defeating that frozen ground would be to shape the opening like a bell so when it freezes, the concrete will in reality push down, not up, making your posting sturdy and solid.
Further techniques including adding gravel on the bottom for drainage prior to filling with concrete are standard to the post installation. For greater detail on installing your fence, visit our How To Install on our website.