Installations – Fence Factory Inc.
Setting up the line
A string line (sometime called mason line) is used so the fence is installed in a straight line. Two wooden or metal stakes are pounded into the ground past the proposed beginning and end location of the fence. The string is stretched tightly between the stakes. When the posts are set in the ground they are placed next to the line.
Marking the Holes
Every fence style will have an “On Center” measurement. It is the distance from the center of one post to the next post (with the fence section in-between it). For example, “Chestnut” in vinyl’s measurement is 96″. Using spray paint the ground is marked every 96″. Then a hole is dug on each mark. The hole diameter depends on the size of the post. The whole is dug using a “Post Hole Digger” and “Bar” which we sell.
Install the Post and Section
To install a post “level” place the post in the hole and hold a level(tool) against the side of the post. Move the post toward the string line while rechecking “level”. Keep the post about 1/8″ away from the string. Then have a helper open a bag of pre-mixed concrete and slowly empty the bag around the post and add water (make sur the post does not move). Next the section is attached to the post (fastening method differs with different types of fences). This process is repeated until the last post is installed.