(Pictured above is 1348-12 wire fence we built for James & Stacie Dunton's horses)
Do It Yourself Info...
Can’t I just build it myself?
Yes, you can! ( I do! )
However, I have the proper equipment, tools, many miles of experience, wholesale source of quality materials, etc. A properly constructed end and/or corner brace is the first requirement for a well built fence. We use a skid steer-mounted post driver to drive the posts into the ground. We use 10' posts on the end and corner braces, driving them approximately 4-1/2' into the ground. This allows us to use high-tensile wire that is tensioned properly, which requires fewer line posts. With our equipment, tools, and techniques, we can build more and better fence in less time.
It is much more economical to have us build the fence properly to start with, than for you or someone else to build it with inferior materials and inadequate equipment and methods, and then have us fix or redo the fence later. We build a very durable, long lasting fence, which in cost per year of life will be less expensive than cutting corners now, and the fence failing prematurely. That’s why the tag line on my business card is "Fence it right the first time" !
Drive around and notice the existing fences. Look at the fences that are not holding up as they should.
- Take note that even large corner posts will lean in if not set deeply enough and braced properly.
- Notice how "T-posts" will soon lean (bend) when animals push against them.
- Take note that Class 1 galvanized wire will show rust in two to three years.
- Notice that even though wire that is not high-tensile is tight when installed, it soon becomes loose and saggy.
If you do want to build your own fence, do some research first. Don’t cut corners! Do it right and you won’t be disappointed! You can find good online instructions for building the whole fence, including the braces. Here are some links...
- Stay-Tuff's How to Build a Wood Brace for a 5-foot Fence
- Stay-Tuff's How to Build a Fence
- University of Florida IFAS Extension’s Fence Brace Assemblies
- British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries' Brace Assemblies for Wire Fences
Remember, we are glad to come look at your site, give our recommendations, and give you a free estimate. Contact us
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