The first question most homeowners wanting to put in a Primitive Picket Fences in the winter months ask is ‘can or not it’s done’? Our answer at All Seasons Vinyl is often a definite ‘yes’ – if it’s done right. As a budget-conscious homeowner myself, you can easily understand how important it could be to do-it-yourself.
What most contractors won’t inform you is the trade secret to battling the frozen winter ground to help you successfully install that much needed Primitive Picket Fences – yourself. While our experts at All Seasons Vinyl are staffed to the very intent behind assisting our customers with your issues, let me extend some tips on your path – to the easy reply to the most frequent misconception: you can’t install in the winter months.
This idea couldn’t be more wrong. First, let’s comprehend the challenge that awaits you. The primary concern is that frozen ground pushes posts and concrete out of the ground. This makes it vital to adjust the way you dig and fill the outlet so that it remains solid and stable. The best winter months to actually tackle this project happens when snow blankets the bottom, actually acting being a warming blanket to hold the bottom pliable. Vinyl fencing is the better material to make use of anytime of year, while there is less compression and expansion of the information during installation.
Whether there exists snow or otherwise not, and regardless of the severity of weather, one simple tool and a fast tip will quickly bring success for your requirements on that DIY project. The tool to accumulate may be the auger, in order to make the outlet in the necessary shape. The key to defeating that frozen ground is always to shape the outlet being a bell then when it freezes, the concrete would really push down, not up, making your post sturdy and solid.
Further techniques such as adding gravel towards the bottom for drainage just before filling with concrete are standard to the post installation. For greater detail on installing your fence, visit our How To Install on our website.