Ways To Fixing Your Wooden Fences
Wooden fences are an aesthetically pleasing addition to many yards or landscapes. Depending on the extent of the damage, you may be able to save it by fixing it. Here are some ways to fixing your wooden fences. To fixing the posts, shake the fence posts to determine which, if any, need replacing. Fence posts may move a little, but they should feel firmly planted into the ground. Pressure-treated lumber is your best choice because it better withstands the elements and protects the fence parts that are in the ground. Dig holes for new posts. Use a shovel or a post-hole digger, which tends to make smaller holes than a shovel. Put 2 inches of gravel in the hole to help prevent your new fence post from rotting. Place the post on top of the gravel. Use a level to ensure it’s straight. Nail wood braces along the sides to keep it standing straight. Mix concrete until it is wet and chunky. Fill the post hole until the concrete is level with the ground. Remove air bubbles by mixing the concrete with a stick.
To fixing the rails of wooden fences, stabilize a falling rail by nailing a pressure-treated 2-by-4 scrap of wood or a metal T-brace to the post to hold it up. Caulk around the sides and top of the wood or T-brace to prevent water damage. Paint the wood scrap or T-brace to match a painted fence. Buy new wood to replace the rail if you cannot salvage it. Use 2-by-4 pieces of wood for the job. Cut the wood to the applicable length necessary for the repair using a handheld cutting tool equipped with a 3-inch multipurpose carbide wheel accessory. Nail the rail from post to post, or use a longer rail that spans two posts.