Steps to Install A Split Rail Fencing
A split rail fence is one the oldest fencing methods utilized by people to fence their farmhouses. Those people who reside near the forests should know the importance of knowing the procedure for split rail fence installation. This is for the reason that the enclosure is mostly found in forested areas because it makes most of the materials in wooden area.
Though this method is old, it is still nice and noticeable primarily to those who still stick to the tradition. It is easy, generally well-fortified and economical. The installation is also simple and functional because it uses basic tools like wedge, helmet, axe, and a pair of gloves. The very important thing about this method is that you can recycle your inoperative timbers and make it into a useful and beautiful enclosure.
Now before you install it, of course you need first to establish where you will put the fence. You need to see first if the area you chose is safe for one to dug. Be sure that there is no water, gas, or power line under the area you are supposed to dig up holes. These line are extremely hazardous to anyone in the area.
After deciding where to install the fence, the next thing you need to do is to measure the perimeter of the area you want to enclose. Moreover, the boundary line should be marked in order to avoid confusion. You can make a mark by using ground stakes and create an outline by tying a guide from one corner to another corner. By doing this, you will have a visible guideline and well-stretched line.
After making a guideline, put all the corner posts. To plant the split posts, make sure to dig a hole precisely. To get the correct size of your hole, it should fit a third of the total length of the post. Then, put the concrete 24 inches deep and leave it for at least 72 hours. Be sure that the distance of your posts are at 10 to feet from one another. Once it is all done, remove the guidelines and see to it if the posts are align to each other.
Then, place a guide wire and make sure the posts are vertically upright. The reason of placing a wire is to determine the accuracy of the line both in smoothness and dimension.
Next, measure the length from post to post in order to maintain a neat appearance. Split the post from its top to bottom using an axe.
Finally, get your hammer and drive nails through each split post and rail to join them together. The place will not only keep the place beautiful within, but it will also serve as a strong protection from any destruction.