Keep Frost Heaves in Check
New England winters can wreak havoc on your fence. Frost heaves left unchecked or unrepaired may lead to leaning fence posts or gates no longer working correctly. Here’s what you should do:
1) Level each fence post after the winter is over, and the ground is no longer frozen
2) Tamp the soil around each post with a bar tamp to firm up the foundation
3) Add sand or stone dust around the post; tamp this down as well
4) Repeat numbers 1-3 periodically to keep your fence straight, strong, and working order for years to come.
Don’t hesitate to call us for help.
These tips are meant to be easy enough for any of our customers to complete, but we understand other life demands may take precedent. As always, we would be happy to provide you with a free estimate on any fence repair or maintenance services. Just call us at 781-599-6531 to schedule an appointment!
How to Extend the Life of a Wood Fence
The lifespan of a fence depends on you. A typical cedar wood fence is built to last 20-25 years, but there are things homeowners can do to extend the life of their fence. For many of our customers, we know that keeping children and pets safe is the main objective.
But many times, full-fence replacement is not a viable option. Finances may be an obstacle at the moment. Or maybe you’re selling your home soon, and your fence isn’t in significant disrepair but could still use a little work. Each customer’s situation is different. Here are three options for repairing and prolonging your wood fence.
Broken fence post? Here’s a simple fix to deter further damage. For a falling fence, the first thing to be done is to brace the fence post to limit additional damage. Make sure you have:
Prolong your fence’s life – keep it looking new nearly 20 years later!
The tools you’ll need:
Springtime, the time for fence repair.
Ice dams, wind storms, blizzards, frost heaves, and snow are wreaking havoc on us and our homes and businesses. Spring will come inevitably. When it does show up, the light will shed on the many problems property owners have in store.
Areas of concern will be roofing, gutters, downspouts, asphalt, awns, basement flooding, and especially fences. Snow has been shoveled, piled, and plowed on any fence by Bob, your Neighbor, and Mother Nature herself. It has not only been snow, but record low temperatures, which cause frost heaves that push and pull posts and undermine the fence’s level and stability. And I would bet your gates out of whack just like your back – from all that shoveling.
Most fences will need minor adjustments and gates to be rehung. Repairs can be made, so have no fear. After the melt, give us a shout – we’ll come right out. Estimate, repair – have no despair! Geo Brothers Fence knows how to repair, and we care! Give us a call today! (978) 998-0660
Robert Georgenes, Owner of GEO Brothers, LLC fence company