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5 steps to install a fence on soil

Hello everyone, I am Marco from Fenceshop and today we'll guide you through the five fundamental steps to position a fence on soil. Many of our customers and users often ask about the steps to install a mesh. In this tutorial, we will clarify everything in five simple points.

1. The Digging

The first step involves digging. Use a shovel, an auger, or an excavator to make holes in the soil. The recommended distance between the posts is about two meters. Each hole should be at least 40-50 centimeters deep and about 30x30 centimeters in size. These holes should be made at the location of all the posts and the brace arms, which are necessary at the starts and the corners.

2. The Pouring: Setting the Posts and Brace Arms

Once the digging is done, prepare the posts, the brace arms, and any gates. Fill the holes with concrete almost to the top, leaving 3-5 centimeters from ground level. This will allow you to cover the concrete base with soil once the job is finished, allowing grass to grow over it and concealing the concrete. Position the posts, the brace arms, and any gates inside the concrete bases.

3. Installing the Tension Wires

After waiting for the concrete to harden (about a week in winter and 3-4 days in summer), it’s time to stretch the tension wires. Normally, three wires are used: one at the top, one in the middle, and one at the bottom. Make sure the wires are well-tensioned and rigid.

4. Installing the Mesh

With the structure of posts and well-tensioned wires, you can proceed to install the mesh. Unroll the mesh on the ground and then lift it onto the structure, or, if space is limited, unroll the mesh directly onto the structure. Temporarily secure the mesh with some fix-ties or wire.

5. Tying and Finishing

Once the mesh is temporarily in place, it's time to stretch it definitively. You can use cable winches, levers, or other tools for this purpose. Stretch the mesh as a whole and tie it to the horizontal wires (top, middle, and bottom) and the vertical posts. Finally, adjust the gates, using adjustable hinges to align everything. Make the final touches, correcting any links or ties and tidying up the details.

Thank you for following this tutorial. We hope these five steps will be useful for your future fence projects. We invite you to visit our official website and our e-commerce If you have any questions or need further information, do not hesitate to contact us. Happy working everyone, bye!

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