When choosing a fence for a land plot both for a private house in the city limits and for a country house. The owners, first of all, pay attention to the properties of fences and make their choice in favor of a chain link fence.
Especially when it comes to a fence between land plots in the village and plots in the city
The positive qualities of chain link fences are their lightness in the device, providing natural ventilation and the penetration of sunlight. The financial side makes the use of chain link fences even more popular, since the mesh itself is quite cheap, and its installation also does not bring tangible financial costs.
The history of the chain-link mesh
The netting chain-link got its name thanks to Karl Rabitz; a German bricklayer who invented this building material at the end of the 19th century and patented it. This mesh is a single square mesh made of steel wire of different sections. The mesh can be made of non-galvanized black wire; a fence made of it is used for temporary fencing. To increase the service life of the chain-link mesh, galvanized or plasticized wire is used, which can be made in different colors and protects the wire from rust. Such a mesh, having recently appeared on the markets, has a more aesthetic appearance and is increasingly gaining the sympathy of consumers.
The mesh netting differs in the size of the cells. Cells with sides from 1/2-in to 3-in are considered standard. The mesh is produced in rolls of 50 feet, and the height can be from 3 feet to 12 feet. The galvanized chain-link fence is not subject to environmental influences: precipitation, frost, heat, and wind. The chain-link fence has a long service life; it will protect your site from unauthorized persons for 20-25 years. Thanks to its robust construction and the flexibility of the mesh, the fence is reliable and not as easy to overcome as it might seem at first glance. Such a fence is undemanding to maintain.
Rules for installing a chain link fence
For installing a chain-link fence, the mesh itself (rolls of 50 feet) and posts are required. Posts can be used as concrete, wood, and metal.
The construction of a fence usually begins with marking the site, traditionally with pegs and a cord. The location of the posts is immediately outlined, starting from the corner, at an equal distance that does not allow the mesh to sag. For the posts, indentations are made in the ground with a shovel or auger. The posts are inserted into the ground to the required depth, they need to be concreted.
Corner posts are installed with a larger diameter, intermediate posts - a smaller one. When using metal pipes, their top is closed with plugs, preventing moisture from getting inside. On the installed racks, it is necessary to pull the frame wire, fixing it to the posts with clamps. For the convenience of installing the mesh, the roll must be laid out along the intended frame, straightening all the cells. Then lift the mesh to the supports, securing the edge on one post. The second edge is pulled with a special device. Two pieces of mesh can be easily joined by tying them with wire along their entire length. In height, the mesh is pulled at different distances from the ground at the discretion of the consumer.
When using posts made of wood, the installation technology does not change, the wooden posts must be pine pressure treated and buried in the ground. For posts, special rectangular-shaped pipes are also used, complete with plugs, clamps, and knitting wire.
Another way to arrange a fence from a chain link is sectional. The ease of installation lies in the fact that ready-made sections are installed from a mesh framed by a metal corner. Therefore, the assembly of such a fence is done in a short time. Such fences are relevant when fencing schools, country houses, hospitals, and parking lots. They have an aesthetically complete look and fit easily into the surrounding ensemble.
You can arrange a combined fence, the upper part is made from a chain-link mesh, and the lower part, for example, from wood. Such an unconventional approach to a mesh fence will be beneficial to emphasize individuality.
A single and double gate is made of mesh, which harmoniously fit into the design of the chain link fence.
A chain link fence can be decorated by stretching a material that is resistant to weather conditions into the cells, and a variety of climbing, aesthetically beautiful plants can be planted along with the mesh structure, which, clinging to the cells, will close the area from prying eyes, and will delight others with flowering, creating a good mood.