- 1 How do you attach a chain link fence to concrete?
- 2 How deep do chain link fence posts need to be?
- 3 Do chain link fence posts need to be cemented?
- 4 How do you secure the bottom of a chain link fence?
- 5 How many bags of concrete do I need for a chain link fence post?
- 6 How do you calculate chain link fence material?
- 7 Can I install a chain link fence myself?
- 8 Is 2 feet deep enough for fence posts?
- 9 How do you anchor a chain link fence post?
- 10 Is a chain link fence cheaper than wood?
- 11 How do I put a post in the ground without concrete?
- 12 How much should I charge to install a chain link fence?
To attach fence posts to concrete you have two options. The first is to cut through the concrete using a saw or core driller. The second option is to weld mounting brackets to the bottom of the posts. Then, sink anchors into the cement pad and screw the brackets into these anchors.
Dig 6-inches to 8-inches for end and corner posts. Dig 4-inches to 6-inches for line posts. Make the holes a third of the length of the pole length plus 4-inches for gravel. Fill all the holes with 4-inches of gravel.
Know Your Soil Composition
The type of soil you’ll be setting fence posts in will help determine how stable the ground is, and how much you can expect the posts to move over time. Clay soil also expands and contracts quite a bit with moisture fluctuations, so concrete anchors are a must.
The simplest way to reinforce your chain link fence at the bottom is by using tent stakes. Tent stakes can be bought at any hardware store, and they are very cheap. If you don’t want to do any kind of installation or you’re just not the DIY person, then using tent stakes is a simple and straightforward solution.
Mix two 50lb bags of concrete with water in a mixing tub or 5-gallon bucket. Add concrete into the hole and around the 4” x 4”. Depending on your climate, let concrete set up for 24 – 48 hours.
Measure along the staked fence line to determine the total length of chain fabric needed. Be sure to allow for any gates that will go in the fence. The total length minus the total width of all the gates will be the amount of chain link fabric needed.
Self-installed chain link fences are prone to a whole host of problems, including: Uneven alignment or spacing – the top rail shouldn’t slope even if your yard does, hinges should line up evenly with each other, and the gaps between posts should be identical.
Is 2 feet deep enough for fence posts?
The depth of the hole should be 1/3-1/2 the post height above ground (i.e., a 6-foot tall fence would require a hole depth of at least 2 feet).
Anchors simply slide over top of post and get positioned at base of post, position parallel to fence line. Drive anchor slightly below ground surface with a small 1-2 lb. sledge hammer or spud bar. It is still recommended that your ‘pull’ posts such as end, corner, and gate posts are cemented in place.
Even with their separate components – including metal stakes, galvanized posts, brackets and tie wires – chain link fences are almost always cheaper to purchase and install than wood, regardless of the type of lumber in consideration.
How do I put a post in the ground without concrete?
- Find a concrete surface and lightly tamp your digging iron against it.
- Remove the turf and topsoil from the site of the post.
- Dig the hole putting the displaced earth onto the tarp.
- Pour 4 inches of gravel into the hole.
- Place the post in the hole.
- Add another 2 inches of gravel around the base of the post.
Chain-Link Fence Cost
Chain link fencing costs between $5 and $20 per foot for materials and $10 to $20 per linear foot for installation. Homeowners typically pay $2,100 on average, or between $1,164 and $3,037. Tall, thick-gauge fences cost up to $40 per linear foot, or more than $5,000 total.