Putting up a Fence

So, you’ve decided to put a fence in your backyard and you’ve chosen vinyl as your material. You know you’ve already made a great choice in vinyl because of its low-maintenance properties and its ability to stand up to Tampa, FL, weather like extreme heat and rain. You especially like the fact that vinyl comes in so many color and style options. The tan fence you’ve chosen perfectly complements your home and yard. Now the only problem is figuring out how to get this fence into your chosen space.

This process could be a challenge because there is already concrete in that area. Fortunately for you, there's a way to install a vinyl fence on concrete that has already been poured. Read on for a chance to understand the ins and outs of installing a fence on this particular type of surface.

Know Your Concrete

  1. You first need to know how thick the concrete you’re working with is. The thickness of the slab will strongly influence what kind of installation process needs to take place. Naturally, the thickness of a concrete slab is indicative of its strength. If a fence is to be anchored in concrete with post towers, the slab will need to be thick enough that it can hold the post towers against weather events that are likely to occur fairly regularly, such as heavy rain or wind. This may be the least invasive or time-consuming process, but, unfortunately, it won’t work for every situation. The thickness of the concrete simply must be enough to support the post towers you wish to install in it.
  2. If you determine that your concrete pad is not sufficiently thick enough to hold a fence, you may need to use a core drill to make holes in the pad. You can install the fence posts in these holes and secure them by pouring more concrete in the holes around them.

Ask for Help

If you’re unfamiliar with any of these processes or you’re not used to using a drill, it’s important to, at the very least, get help from someone who has experience with them. Don’t be ashamed to simply hire the job out if you don’t think you can handle the intricacies of drilling through thin concrete without breaking it, anchoring posts straight, or pouring concrete correctly. So, when you’re looking for vinyl fence installation in Tampa, FL, and you’re working with a concrete slab, contact Fence Outlet for more information on how to get your end goal accomplished. You’ll be glad you did, and the fence you install will serve the purposes you set out for it around your home for years to come if you install it correctly from the beginning.