The first question most homeowners planning to purchase a Stand Alone Picket Fence in the winter months ask is ‘can you choose done’? Our answer at All Seasons Vinyl is really a definite ‘yes’ – if it is done properly. As a budget-conscious homeowner myself, it is easy to understand precisely 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 so that you can successfully install that much needed Stand Alone Picket Fence – on your own. While our experts at All Seasons Vinyl are staffed for the very intent behind assisting our customers with such issues, allow me to extend many ways your way – for your easy reply to the commonest misconception: you can’t install in the winter months.
This idea couldn’t be more wrong. First, let’s view the challenge that awaits you. The primary concern 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 that it remains solid and stable. The best winter season to actually tackle this project is the place snow blankets the bottom, actually acting like a warming blanket to keep the bottom pliable. Vinyl fencing is the foremost material to make use of anytime of the year, since there is less compression and expansion of the fabric during installation.
Whether there exists snow or not, and regardless of the severity of weather, one particular tool and a quick tip will quickly bring success for you on that DIY project. The tool to accumulate may be the auger, to help make the opening inside the necessary shape. The key to defeating that frozen ground is usually to shape the opening like a bell when it freezes, the concrete will actually push down, not up, making this post sturdy and solid.
Further techniques such as adding gravel for 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.