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 How to Put Vinyl Fence Up?

Putting up a vinyl fence is one of the easiest types of fencing to install. If you have a few days to spare, you can have a beautiful fence installed in no time. However, before you can put up your new fence, you need to follow a few important steps. 

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Start by creating your fence line. This includes marking out the boundary lines in your yard and staking out where the posts will go. You can do this using landscape stakes or even a string. You can then use a landscape stake to stake out your gate. This will help ensure that you put up the fence in the right place. You can also use spray paint to mark the boundary line for the fence. 

The next step is to dig holes for your fence posts. You can use a post-hole digger to create these holes, but you can also just dig them by hand. It is important to make sure that you dig deep enough, as this will give your fence extra strength. The post holes should be about 24 inches to 32 inches deep, and the post should be at least 12 inches into the ground. It is also a good idea to bury the post slightly higher than the frost line. This will also help prevent water from seeping in around the post. 

To make this step even easier, you can use a pneumatic post-pounder. This tool is easier to use than digging three or four-foot-deep holes. You can also use a level bubble tool to help smooth out the exposed concrete and make the hole as level as possible. The level bubble tool is a $5 tool that you can buy at any home improvement store. It will help you create a level post hole. 

Once you have the holes ready, you can start putting up your vinyl fence. There are several different types of fences to choose from. Some are designed to be installed into concrete, while others are designed to be installed into specially-designed post inserts. If you choose to install your vinyl fence into concrete, be sure to prepare the area by cleaning the area thoroughly with a pressure washer. You can also spray paint the area with a paint marker or a bright color to prevent dust from settling. 

When you are ready to put the fence up, you will want to check each panel for level, and leveling it properly is important. This is easier to do before the concrete dries and cures. You may even want to install your fence as steps to make the job easier. 

You should also use a level to measure the height of the top rail. This is important to ensure that it fits into the mortise in the post. This is also a good time to secure the top rail with a screw from the inside of the post. 

Another important piece of advice is to keep the bottom rail close to the ground. This will help to avoid a gap at the bottom of the rail that could cause problems later on. You can also backfill the dirt around the bottom rail to minimize the gap.