What is a Chain Link Fence?
A chain link fence is a type of fencing made of galvanized wire that has been woven together. It is a good option for residential and commercial applications, as it is inexpensive, easy to install and offers great protection against intruders.
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It is also very durable and can be easily repaired or replaced in the event of any damage. It is often used as a privacy fence and is available in a variety of designs, styles, and materials to suit your needs and preferences.
How is chain link manufactured?
During production, a wire is woven through a machine that has a long flat blade. As the wire is woven, it goes through the blade several times and becomes flattened. The next strand is then woven on top of the previous one. The cycle is repeated until all of the metal wires are woven.
This process is repeated many times to create the chain link mesh that forms the fence. The fence is usually made from galvanized steel to reduce corrosion and extend the life of the fence.
The chain link is a great choice for residential and commercial use because it is inexpensive, easy to install, and has an attractive appearance. The material is strong enough to resist rot and mold and comes in a variety of colors to match the rest of your yard.
Its vertical rigidity helps keep the fence straight and makes it easy to clean, requiring only mild soap and water to remove dirt, bird feces and other stuck-on stains. Regular cleaning with soap and water is recommended to protect your fence from rust, which can weaken it.
How do you put a chain link fence up?
The most important thing to remember when building a fence is that the posts need to be firmly planted into the ground. They are the anchors that hold the fence together and take the strain of the tensioned line wires, as well as the bending that occurs when the wire is pulled in different directions. The distances between the straining posts should not exceed 69m.
Digging Post Holes
To construct a chain link fence, you need to dig post holes for the end and corner posts as well as the gate openings. The diameter of these holes must be at least three times the fence fabric’s height, plus two inches, and the depth should be based on local weather conditions. You can also have a helper dig these holes for you.
Once the holes are dug, you need to install end and corner posts. These are braces positioned at the corners, ends and direction change points of the fence to provide the primary upholding support for the chain link fencing. The post can be concreted into the ground or can be angle iron, as long as it is in a straight line with the straining posts.
When installing the end and corner posts, use a fence puller to loosen the mesh. If the mesh becomes distorted or moves during tightening, it may need to be reshaped.