Depending on what kind of fence you will be building, we have a PDF document that you can download HERE. Plus, our fence specialists are always available to answer any of your questions. Here is a basic 5 Step process for installing a fence:
Step 1: Determine Spacing for Fence Posts
Typically, fence posts are spaced about eight feet apart. The corner posts are always set first. Sets stakes at your corner post measurements and then stretch a line from one stake to the other to serve as your guide. Mark the exact position where you’d like each post hole dug.
Step 2: Prepare Holes and Posts
When setting the fence posts, make sure about 2 feet of each post is buried in the ground. This helps the posts endure heavy weight and high winds.
Step 3: Set Posts
Place two to three shovel scoops of gravel at the bottom of each post hole before placing the post into position. Use a level to make sure the post is plumb. After the posts are properly aligned, brace each post with stakes.
Step 4: Attach Rails to Fence Posts
Install a bottom and top rail to attach to the fence posts. A “butt joint” is a basic wood joint where the ends of the rails are aligned, placed together and then secured. Be sure to measure that the top and bottom rails are perfectly aligned.