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How to Secure the Bottom of a Chain Link Fence?

Chain link fences can be constructed in a variety of ways. A corner post can be used to add rigidity to the fabric and secure the bottom of the fence. There are other methods, such as tension wire and old tires, that can also be used to secure the bottom of the fence. There are several options, but the best way to secure the bottom of a chain link fence is going to depend on your own needs and budget. 

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The bottom of a chain link fence is typically secured by using tension wire or stakes. These options are both easy and inexpensive to install. These supplies are available at your local hardware store. They are inexpensive and don’t require any special tools. 

The first step to securing the bottom of a chain link fence is to remove the top rail. This will enable you to see the amount of space left between the fence and the ground. If there is an obvious gap, you can cut a piece of the top rail to fix the issue. 

Then, unbolt the chain link fence mesh. The mesh should have a diamond pattern. It should also be one inch above the top rail. It should also overlap by about one to two inches. If there is still slack in the mesh, you can bury it so it will not wiggle up when you tighten it. 

Next, you’ll need to add gravel to the bottom of the fence. You can buy pre-made cement or mix a mix according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Then, you’ll need to spread the gravel on the ground and let it dry before you continue. You can use a trowel to do this. 

You can also use horse-shoe stakes, which are attached to the end of the chain link truss rods. These stakes will allow you to fix the gap in the bottom of the fence without much effort. You can either place a single horse-shoe stake between two posts, or you can place a pair. 

A third option is to use a bottom rail on the chain link fence. This will secure the fence and reduce the amount of room that dogs can crawl under. The rail is usually sold in 21′ or 24′ lengths. Once you have the bottom rail, you can attach it to the brace bands and rail end cups. 

When you’re finished, you’ll have a solid base for your fence. However, if you have a slope, you may have to lower the bottom rail. There are other options for securing the bottom of a chain-link fence, but they will take more time and work. 

Finally, you’ll need to use a wire tie to secure the top rail to the bottom rail. The wire tie should be placed a few inches from the end of the rail. Twist the wire tie in place with your linesman pliers. You can also wrap the wire tie around the mesh.