Let’s say you’re looking to block off your yard for a project temporarily. The solution? Temporary fencing. Such materials are available for DIYers at authorised dealers. But, if you’re still not sure how to properly set them up, here’s your handy guide.
If you plan to use modular fencing materials, you’ve made the right choice. Modular fencing allows you to easily expand or reduce your fence as is needed. Before even thinking of placing things on the ground, scout the area. Know that not every type of ground cant hold a fence, even if it’s temporary. The stability of your fence depends on the quality of the the ground, since it’s where you’ll bury the corner posts into. Its no good fencing off soft marsh like ground with heavy fencing since the fencing would just sink and fall over frequently. Make sure you mark the gorund so you know where to put your fencing.
The next step is to drive all the posts (including corner posts) into the ground. Follow the markings you put on the ground earlier. As soon as the corner posts are buried and sturdy, use chalk or run a string from each individual pole to another. Ten-foot intervals around the area to be fenced is considered ideal.
Temporary fencing systems are made for easy assembly, more so with modular fence kits. Just fasten clamps or align whatever connections the posts and the fence itself has. If the assembly has screws, tighten them, but not too much; you wouldn’t want to have trouble with it when it’s time to take it down.
Make sure the fence is sturdy enough to do its job. Check every connection and see to it that everything is tight and secure. Give the fence a small nudge at its most vulnerable points and see if it gives way anywhere. Otherwise, the fence will not be able to fulfil its duty.
Taking Down Everything
As soon as the project is completed, it’s time to take things down to open the space up again. Just retrace the steps you took down the line—loosen screws, unfasten latches and safely tuck the fencing materials away for future use. As for the posts, cover up the holes they made into the ground to keep people from tripping over.