Welded Mesh Fence Installation Tips Homeowners Should Consider

Posted on: 10 July 2019

Homeowners install welded mesh fencing for numerous reasons: to fence a pool, protect the property, and keep animals off the garden. Welded wire fence may also be used to build a tool cage or a pet kennel. But, how is the fencing installed? Should you hire an expert or do-it-yourself? Both options are ideal; you can DIY if you have the tools, skills and experience in handling such a project, but if you lack these essentials, the best option is to hire a fence installation pro.

Regardless of the means of installation you choose, here are tips you should keep in mind when installing a welded mesh fencing.

Get in touch with the utility companies

Before you start digging for a home improvement or construction project, it is advisable to contact the local utility companies. They will send their team to your property to mark the locations of water, phone, gas, and power lines. If you dig blindly, property damage and injuries can occur, and this will cost you more. For instance, if you dig through the water pipe, a lot of water will be wasted before the repairs are done. Therefore, call the utility company's hotline and save everyone the trouble.

Confirm your property boundary

Taking down a welded wire fencing shortly after installation because you crossed over into the neighbour's yard isn't fun. To avoid this, ensure you identify the property line before you start placing the fencing posts. It's advisable to seek the services of an expert surveyor if you aren't sure about the boundary. Although this is an additional expense, you'll prevent legal problems that may arise when you mount the fence at the wrong place. The neighbour may not only demand the removal of the fence, but they can also ask that their portion be restored into the initial state.

Be safety conscious 

Welded mesh fence comes with sharp edges, meaning you must take precautions during the installation. One safety measure is wearing pants, long sleeves, and gloves to ensure your limbs and hands aren't cut up. Additionally, protective goggles are required to offer protection in case the fence snaps back and hits your face. Your feet also need protection from the wire, and only heavy boots can prevent injury on the feet. The wire can easily puncture or slice sneakers, meaning they aren't reliable.

Note that you and the helpers need to rest when tired, and stay hydrated, to prevent unnecessary accidents. Safety should come first. For more information, contact local professionals like those found at Otter Fencing.